Saugatuck, Michigan


Peach Cobbler Recipe from Wickwood's Kitchen

This is a Peach Cobbler Recipe that brings memories of summer! A perfect sweet to cozy up to after a day on the beach. Use yellow or white peaches, or a combination of the two. The almond extract heightens the flavors of either.

4 cups peeled and sliced ripe peaches
2/3 cups plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
teaspoon almond extract
1 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg, lightly beaten
cup milk
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
3 to 4 tablespoons peach brandy or peach cordial

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
2. Arrange the peaches in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the 2/3 cup sugar, the lemon zest and juice, and the almond extract.
3. Bake for 20 minutes.
4. While the peaches are baking, sift the flour, 1 tablespoon of the remaining sugar, the baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Combine the beaten egg and milk and mix into the dry ingredients until just combined.
5. Remove the peaches from the oven and quickly drop the dough by large spoonfuls over the surface. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Return to the oven until the top is firm and golden brown. 15 to 20 minutes.
6. White the cream to soft peaks. Flavor with the peach brandy to taste.
7. Serve the cobbler warm, accompanied by the whipped cream. Serves 4 to 6 portions.


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