Last year, I discovered this recipe at a time when I had tons of peaches sitting around for the purpose of making baby food for Josh. I decided to "steal" a few and try it out. It was fantastic - too bad it was the tail end of peach season so I didn't get to make it again. Well, peaches are coming in now so it is high time to make this cobbler :-) Here's the recipe - enjoy!
6-8 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted, and sliced into thin wedges
1/2 cup white sugar (divided)
1/2 cup brown sugar (divided)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter; chilled and cut into small pieces
1 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. To peel peaches, place them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes; remove and plunge into ice cold water. Skins will generally slide right off or remove easily with a peeler.
In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstartch. Toss to coat evenly and pour into a 2 quart baking dish (I actually used an 8x8 pan). Bake in preheated over for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.