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My little cousin calls this dish "Peach Cobblet" because when he was younger, he couldn't pronounce "Cobbler." This cobbler is a spin-off of my mother's recipe. The crust is buttery and flaky (I use a butter+shortening mix), it's not too thick and not too thin, and it's a FLAVORED crust, so it boasts a lot more than just butter and flour. The filling is perfect and can be adjusted to your taste. This is a REAL, TRADITIONAL STYLE COBBLER, the way it was meant to be. No biscuit-topping and no lattice-style crust here. Serve warm with premium vanilla bean ice cream or serve with whipped topping, drizzled caramel, and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 1⁄3 cup cold butter, semi-soft
- 1⁄2 orange, juice of
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 (29 ounce) cans peach slices, drained
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Mix in sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Cut in shortening and butter until the texture is grainy and crumbly.
- Add 5-6 tablespoons of water at a time and gradually squeeze in the orange juice, stirring with a fork and adding touches of flour until your dough is smooth and semi-dry. Form dough into ball.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the dough in half. Sprinkle a dry, clean surface with a small 1 tablespoons of the flour.
- Roll out one half of the dough in the shape of your dish and place in a small butter-greased 8x8 or 9x9 glass, square/rectangular cobbler or casserole dish.
- Re-sprinkle surface with second tablespoon of flour and roll out second half in the same shape and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine peaches, butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Taste and add more sugar, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired.
- Pour peaches mixture into crust and smooth over.
- Top the baking dish with the second crust and fold bottom and top crusts over onto the cobbler to seal the cobbler.
- Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool for at least 25 minutes before serving, allowing filling to thicken.