Now that you know how to make pie dough, you can move ahead and create this awesome Peach Cobbler.
I seriously bought a cookbook years ago just for this recipe. I use my pie crust recipe, however.
If you mouth isn't watering by now...it should be.
I look forward to making this dessert during the height of the local peach season. You can see by the ingredients that the cobbler's flavor depends on the peaches that you use. I wouldn't even attempt this dish using out-of-season peaches. They just won't taste the same.
Simple, simple recipe. First you will need to prepare my pie dough recipe.
You will need very fresh, ripe peaches, sugar and butter.
Peel the peaches. Cut them in half.
Remove the stone.
I cut each peach half into 8 slices. Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl.
Sprinkle with the sugar.
Toss the peaches in the sugar.
Remove the pie dough that you have previously made from the refrigerator.
Place on a floured surface.
Roll out the dough. The size of the rolled out dough will depend on the baking dish that you are using. You can use a round, oval or rectangle. It really doesn't matter use what you have.
I am using another Emile Henry pie dish that I have. The size of this pie dish is 11-inch in diameter. It's a big one. Love it!
Because I am using a large round dish, I have rolled out my dough to about 15-inch circle. If you are using a rectangular baking dish, then you would roll out your dough in an oval shape...Get it?
Roll the dough back on to the rolling pin.
Place the baking dish in front of the rolling pin.
Roll the dough over the top of the baking dish.
There should be a lot of hang over.
Mound the peach sugar mixture in the middle of the dough lined baking dish.
Dot with the cut up butter.
Now fold the hanging pieces of pie dough over the peaches.
This is basically a deep dish rustic pie. It's a great recipe to practice your crust making skills. It doesn't have to look pretty or perfect.
The peaches will not be covered completely with the dough. There should be a center where the peaches can be seen.
Sprinkle the top with about 1 tablespoon of sugar. This is optional. I like the way it looks after baking. I like to bite into the crunchy sugary crust.
Place the cobbler into a preheated 450 degree oven. Immediately turn down the oven to 425 degrees. The high temperature will crisp the bottom of the crust, so that it isn't soggy. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Remove from oven and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.
As you can see this is a very juicy cobbler. I have not added anything to thicken the juices. This is why I serve the cobbler in a bowl. The juices are fabulous.
When ready to serve, use a large spoon so you can scoop up the juices.
You can see how the juice flows out. It's ok, it's supposed to be that way.
Serve in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
Can you see how the spoon cuts into the beautiful crisp crust?
I will now take you on my journey as I devour this entire bowl of cobbler.
Ice cream is beginning to melt from the hot juices.
I am savoring every morsel.
A little peach, a little crust and a little ice cream...The Perfect Bite!
7 -8 large ripe peaches, skinned and pitted and sliced
1 cup sugar
¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 disk of basic Pie Dough
7 x 9-inch ovenproof baking dish or a large 11-inch pie dish
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll the pie dough out into a large ragged rectangle, using a 7 x 9-inch dish or a large ragged circle if using a pie dish. Dust with flour and roll back onto the rolling pin, window-shade fashion. Unroll over the dish, lining the bottom and sides and allowing excess dough to hang over sides.
In a large bowl, toss the sliced peaches with sugar. Mound the peaches into the pastry lined dish and dot with butter. Flop the loose ends of the pastry over the top.
Put the cobbler in the preheated oven and immediately turn temperature to 425 bake for 40- 45 minutes, or until top is golden. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Oh my gosh! That was divine. I can't even describe how fabulous that entire bowl of peach cobbler was. The crust melted in my mouth. The peaches were so...peachy and buttery. You would not believe the sounds coming out of my mouth. Oh my, I've got to get rid of this. Sue!!!! Help me!!!!