sweet stuff sunday (on monday): peach cobbler

Good morning and Happy Monday! I sat up way too late watching the new season of Stranger Things with Christian and never got around to posting this, but we sure devoured it....

Yesterday as my mom and I were headed to the dump, we passed a good ol' Georgia peach & vidalia onion roadside stand. Knowing that I really wanted to get the blog back on track, and being Sunday and all, this was my sign of what this week's 'sweet stuff' would be....

We pulled over on the way back from the dump, bought peaches, and I headed home to get started...

This recipe was perfect. We prefer a good mix of crispy & mushy, but not too much of either. I accidentally added a little more nutmeg than I planned, but even that made it quite good. I have typically made the 'one dish' method where you just mix everything in one pyrex bowl, then bake, but the consistency is just too mushy in my opinion...

This recipe is a little more complex than the one-dish method, but so worth it...


for filling:

6-7 fresh peaches, peeled (or blanched - what I did) pitted, and sliced thin

1/4 C sugar

1/4 C brown sugar

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

2 tsp cornstarch

for 'crust':

1 C all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 C brown sugar

1/4 C sugar

6 Tbsp butter (keep very cold until use)

1/4 C boiling water (give or take)

for topping:

3 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp cinnamon

preheat oven to 425

In a large bowl you will make the filling:

Add peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch.

Toss all together, pour into a baking dish (2 Qt or pie dish works), and put in the preheated oven for 10 minutes while you do the next step....

Now to make the crust:

Rinse out & dry the bowl you just used for the filling, and ad your flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk all together and then GRATE your butter on top of this mixture and fluff it altogether with a fork until its all blended. 

Now add your boiling water and stir.

Remove peach filling from the oven and dollop the crust over the top evenly. This won't look pretty, but it definitely does the trick flavorwise... 
Now after the crust is on top, mix your 'topping' together - the sugar and cinnamon - in a small bowl and spoon it over the entire crust. 

Pop in the oven for about 30-35 min, until the sides are bubbly and brown and the top is firm.

Let cool just long enough to cut and serve, and serve with vanilla ice cream! Yummm! 

I am planning on starting the day off tomorrow with a fun mixtape of some songs that I vividly remember listening to with my dad as a kid.... I got a little nostalgic yesterday when I happened to listen to "Rainbow In The Dark' by Dio, and that just sparked a whole day of memories.... I am off to make a batch of soap and get a few print orders ready for shipment tomorrow, so toodle-oooh!


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