Double Crust Peach Cobbler
I live and grew up in the midwest and here what makes a cobbler is a top and bottom crust. This crust is kneaded in order to have a true cobbler texture which is a bit tougher texture than a cake or pie dough. I also prefer using margarine instead of butter for the small salt content that adds flavor. I have adjusted the sugar amount in this recipe..after reading a few reviews. It depends on how sweet your peaches are..adjust to your liking!!
- Ready In:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup Crisco (plain or butter flavor)
- 1⁄3 cup ice water
For the filling
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 4 lbs fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of good vanilla
- Preaheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and Crisco.
- Mix until the mix is crumbley, add water and mix well.
- On a floured surface, knead the mixture several times or about 3 minutes.
- Cut mixture in half, form into two balls and cover with plastic wrap and chill.
- Add sugar,flour and spices to peaches.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add peaches and mix well.
- Simmer for 7 minutes Remove from heat and cool. Add vanilla.
- Remove dough from fridge and roll out one crust on a floured suface into a rectangle.about a 12x10. Place in a greased 11x9 baking dish.
- Pour filling over the crust. Add just a few small pieces of butter or margarine random on top of mixture.
- Roll out second ball on floured surface and cut into strips. Place strips in any form.weaved or otherwise on top of peach mixture. Swab top strips with softened butter with a brush or paper towel.
- Sprinkle top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 30-40 mins until golden brown.
- Let rest for about 10 minutes so crust will set.
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Updated 7/13/08 - Made this for July Challenge: Cobblers - Pies - Tarts. The peaches I got this weekend are so sweet, I did cut sugar back to 3 cups as I doubled this recipe. The crust is just perfect! This is the kind of cobbler I love! I've made this several times, each time with wonderful reviews from the family. This is awesome when peaches hit their peak and is just as good with frozen! Thank you so much for posting this great recipe. We will continue to enjoy for many years.
This is a really good cobbler. But after I followed the recipe exactly I would make 2 changes. First I would use half white sugar and half brown sugar. I think the brown sugar would add a deeper flavor and not be as sweet. And I would leave out the vanilla. I didn't really care for it and I think if there were brown sugar in there, you wouldn't need it at all. This is a very easy recipe and if you are not crust savvy the rolled pie crusts you buy would make it even more so. Definitely try this one!
I want to thank you first for sharing this recipe with us all. I did however change a few things being here in Texas peaches are not the cheapest fruit on the stand right now. Now I used 3 large cans of peaches and changed the sugar to 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of heavy syrup and the crust was store bought but I still love this recipe and I will make it again one day using the fresh peaches.