Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler


  • 9fresh peaches
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter, chilled
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F ( 205 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Submerge peaches in boiling water for about 1 minute.The amount of time required to make the skin easy to peel varies with the degree of ripeness: if really ripe, it may take less time.Remove peaches with a slotted spoon, and run cold water on them.Slip off the skin.Cut peaches into wedges, and place in either a deep 10 inch pie plate or a 2 inch deep 2 quart baking dish.Toss peaches with lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar.Cover with foil.

  • Step 3

    Bake 15 minutes, or until the peaches are hot and bubbly

  • Step 4

    Whisk together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas.Pour buttermilk over top, and toss with a fork until the mixture clumps together.Drop heaping tablespoons of dough over the peaches.In a small cup, mix 2 teaspoons sugar and nutmeg.Sprinkle over biscuits.

  • Step 5

    Bake until biscuits are golden brown, about 30 minutes.Set dish on wire rack to cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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