posted by margie 08-09-98 1:05 PM


2 cups all purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
3 T. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup whipping cream
8 cups sliced fresh peaches or apples
2 cups sugar
2 T. flour
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle whipping cream over the mixture and toss with fork until dough forms a ball. Knead 4 or 5 times. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about an hour. (Or use your favorite double pie crust recipe.)

Combine 8 cups sliced fresh peaches or apples, 2 cups sugar, 2 T. flour, and 1/2 t. ground cinnamon in a boiler, and set aside until syrup forms. (Add a little of nutmeg, too, if you like.) Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 mintues. This softens the fruit. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract butter. Stir until the butter is melted.

Roll half of pastry to 12 x 8 inch rectangle and place in baking dish that has been buttered or sprayed with Pam. Spoon the fruit on top and sprinkle with a little more sugar (depends othe sweetness of your fruit). You can roll out the other half of the crust and put it on as a solid 12 x 8 shape or cut it in strips and make a lattice design over the fruit. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. (Also, you can lightly brush the top with butter before baking.) Bake in a preheated 400 degree over until done--about 35 to 45 minutes.

If you put your cobbler in the oven on a cookie sheet, it makes it a lot easier to remove without spilling it or burning yourself. The middle rack of the oven usually is the one

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