OLD FASHIONED PEACH COBBLER
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler
- Cooking Time: 70
- Servings: 18
- Preparation Time: 30
- 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
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, and salt.
Work in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and cold water.
Sprinkle over flour mixture, and work with hands to form dough into a ball.
Chill 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out half of dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish, covering bottom and halfway up sides.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
In a large saucepan, mix the peaches, lemon juice, and orange juice.
Add 1/2 cup butter, and cook over medium-low heat until butter is melted.
In a mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cornstarch; mix into peach mixture.
Remove from heat, and pour into baked crust.
Roll remaining dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
Cut into half-inch-wide strips.
Weave strips into a lattice over peaches. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top crust is golden brown.