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Recipe: Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all−purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 pounds fresh peaches − peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Sift flour, 3 tablespoons sugar and salt into a medium bowl.
  2. Work in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and cold water.
  4. Sprinkle over flour mixture and work with hands to form dough into a ball.
  5. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Roll out half of dough to 1/8 inch thickness and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish, covering bottom and halfway up sides.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Combine peaches, lemon and orange juice in large saucepan.
  10. Add 1/2 cup butter and cook over medium low heat until butter is melted.
  11. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and cornstarch.
  12. Stir into heated peach mixture, then remove from heat.
  13. Roll remaining dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  14. Cut into half−inch−wide strips.
  15. Pour peach mixture into baked crust.
  16. Top with dough strips interwoven in a lattice pattern.
  17. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and drizzle with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  18. Bake at 350F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top crust is golden brown.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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