Experience the warmth and comfort of a traditional southern dessert with this delightful peach cobbler. Laden with ripe, succulent peaches enveloped in aromatic spices, this cobbler boasts of a unique, homemade butter crust – all made from scratch. A family treasure, this recipe was my craving during my pregnancy, specially crafted by my aunts who learned the magic from Grandma. Let’s dive into Grandma’s cherished Southern Peach Cobbler recipe!
2 lbs sliced frozen peaches
1 cup granulated sugar
8 tbsp butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup butter flavored shortening
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup ice water
Crust Preparation: In a mixing bowl, combine the sifted flour and shortening. Using a pastry cutter or dough hooks, combine until the texture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add ice water and shape into a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Peach Filling: In a large pot, combine peaches, water, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat over medium-high. When the mixture starts to bubble, stir in butter and vanilla.
Create a slurry by mixing 3 tbsp of flour with 1/2 cup of water. Add this to the bubbling peach mixture, stir well, and reduce heat to low.
Assemble the Cobbler: Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out half the dough and cut into 1-inch squares. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes.
Transfer the peach filling into a 13×9 baking dish. Introduce the partially baked dough squares to the filling, gently folding them in.
Roll out the remaining dough and cut into strips. Arrange these over the filling in a lattice pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
Let it cool slightly, then pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a heavenly experience.
Pro-tip: Check out the video tutorial to visualize the process and achieve the perfect cobbler. Happy baking!