Entertaining with Beth
Classic Peach Cobbler
Learn how to master a classic summertime dessert; peach cobbler. Beth shares her foolproof recipe!
BETH'S PEACH COBBLER
Makes 4 mini cobblers or 1 large one made in a 9 x 13 shallow baking dish.
8 peaches, pitted and sliced (I leave the skins on, but feel free to remove them)
3 tbsp (40 g) turbinado sugar
2 tbsp (25 g) white sugar
1 tbsp (15 g) flour
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) salt
2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) water
1/4 cup (40 g) of raw pecans, diced
1 tbsp (15 g) butter (cut into cubes)
1 1/4 cups (150 g) flour
1 tbsp (12 g) white sugar
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1 tbsp (15 ml) baking powder
9 tbsp (135 g) cold butter, diced into cubes
2/3 cup (160 ml) heavy cream
Raw, turbinado sugar for tops
Preheat oven to 450F (232C).
Slice peaches and place in a large bowl. I like to leave my skins on because a) It is easier! b) It creates a nice, rustic farm-to-table look. But feel free to remove them if you wish.
To the peaches, add the sugars, the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, lemon juice and water. Toss to coat. Spoon into mini casserole dishes or 1 large 9 x 13 dish. Top with butter cubes.
Place dishes on a large baking sheet, to catch drippings if juices bubble over. Bake for 15 mins or until peaches are bubbling and caramelized.
Meanwhile create the biscuit topping. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Then add the chilled butter working flour into the butter with your hands, until you create a coarse meal and the butter is the size of peas.
Then in a small bowl combine the egg with the heavy cream, whisk until smooth, and add this mixture to the flour mixture. Stir with a fork creating a sticky dough.
Remove the peaches from the oven and dollop the dough on top of your warm peaches, leaving a little room to see the peaches underneath and then sprinkle some turbindo sugar on top.
Bake at 400 for 15 mins. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
NOTE: These can be made a few hours before and stored, uncovered at room temperature. 20 mins before serving heat at 200 for 20 mins. Enjoy!
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