'Tis the season for peach cobbler

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The girl behind one of my favorite blogs, Alien's Day Out, made vegan peach cobbler a few weeks ago and she made it sound so incredibly simple. I am ... definitely not a vegan, so I combined a number of different recipes online to make my peach cobbler pots and pretty much ended up creating my own recipe.

This recipe yields 4 individual-sized cobblers (all these fraction measurements are approximations):

2 peaches
1 pear (I had one lying around and I thought "why not?")
lemon juice
1/4 cup of sugar
1/3 teaspoon of cornstarch

1/4 stick of butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup of flour
1/3 teaspoon of baking powder
4 teaspoons of boiling water

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut fruit into wedges (I cut some of the pear into cubes).

3. Toss the fruit with lemon juice (I used the juice of half a tiny lemon), half of the sugar, as much cinnamon as you want, a dash of nutmeg and the cornstarch.

4. You can either cook the above in a saucepan on a stovetop for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, or you can put it in ramekins/a baking dish and stick it in the oven for about 10 minutes.

5. Make the "crumble" by mixing the flour, baking powder and the rest of the sugar, then combine with the chunks of butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles ... a crumble. Stir in the boiling water.

6. Spoon the "crumble" over your filling and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes until the tops are golden.

This was my first homemade peach cobbler ... in fact, one of my first peach cobbler experiences ever. I had some decent peach cobbler at The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia and possibly at a random Golden Corral somewhere, but I've never loved it. This recipe beat out the cobbler I've had before. I think I went a little overboard with the cinnamon, though :).

Warmed up, it was perfect for the cool almost-autumn nights around here.

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