I was waiting to post this recipe because I wanted to see how it freezes. Oh mah japles! It turned out so well. A couple weeks ago, when I had sooooo many peaches from our harvest, I made this recipe to every step but the final baking. I froze it and then vacuum sealed it. I was worried about the topping because frozen uncooked cobbler does not look promising. I defrosted the cobbler by putting it on the counter for a couple hours in the morning. Around noon, I put it in the fridge. Then, i put it back on the counter while cooking dinner to come to room temp. When dinner was served, I cranked up the oven to 400 degrees and cooked it for 30 mins. It came out perfectly – especially served with the nectarine Ice Cream.
Adapted from Gonna Want Seconds
- 6 medium peaches, peeled and sliced into 12 wedges
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 dark brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- A couple passes over the grater of whole nutmeg
- A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 cups pastry flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 12 Tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into pea sized pieces
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 3 Tbsp sugar reserves for top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, fold the peaches, sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and cornstarch until all ingredients are well combined. Don’t over mix or you’ll smash the peaches.
Pour fruit mixture into a round tin sue dish.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
While peaches are in the oven, mix together all the dry topping ingredients.
Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse meal.
Pour in the boiling water and stir just until the mixture comes together and is just mixed through.
After the peaches have baked the 10 minutes, pull them from the oven and drop large spoonfuls of the dough topping over peaches. If you’re going to freeze, let the filling cool first.
Evenly sprinkle the top of the dough with the 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Put the tin on a baking sheet (to catch any filling that bubbles out. Then bake for 30 mins or until the topping is golden brown.
Your house is going to smell delicious!!