Praline Peach Cobbler

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

12 servings

  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups sliced peeled fresh peaches
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

1 piece: 409 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

  1. In a large saucepan, mix 1-1/2 cups sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon. Stir in water until smooth. Add peaches. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and remaining sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir just until moistened. If needed, add additional buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough clings together. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 6 to 8 times. Roll into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar and pecans; spread over the dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Starting with long side, roll up jelly-roll style. Cut into twelve 1-in. pieces. Place on top of the peach mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Note: If self-rising flour is not available, substitute 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.

Originally published as Praline Peach Cobbler in Country June/July 1994, p49

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