Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pecan Peach Cobbler from Southern Living


Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

12  to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)*
3  cups  sugar
1/3  cup  all-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon  nutmeg
1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
2/3  cup  butter
2  (15-ounce) packages refrigerated piecrusts
1/2  cup  chopped pecans, toasted
1/4  cup  sugar
Vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Combine first 4 ingredients in a Dutch oven, and let stand 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts.

Unfold 2 piecrusts. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar evenly over 1 piecrust; top with other piecrust. Roll to a 12-inch circle, gently pressing pecans into pastry. Cut into 1 1/2-inch strips. Repeat with remaining piecrusts, pecans, and sugar.

Spoon half of peach mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange half of pastry strips in a lattice design over top of peach mixture.

Bake at 475° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Top with remaining pastry strips in a lattice design. Bake 15 to 18 more minutes. Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.

*2 (20-ounce) packages frozen peaches may be substituted. Reduce sugar to 2 cups, flour to 3 tablespoons, and nutmeg to 1/4 teaspoon. Proceed as directed.

Note: To make ahead, let baked cobbler cool; cover and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator over-night. Uncover, and reheat in the oven at 250° for 45 minutes.

Southern Living, MAY 2004

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