Peach Cobbler

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar, about 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 cups (1 pound, 13 oz. can) sliced peaches
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1 cup light cream, sweetened to taste and flavored with nutmeg

Sift flour into bowl with baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon sugar. With a pastry blender cut in shortening until fine. Add milk to make a soft dough. Combine peaches, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, and butter in casserole. Pat out shortcake dough to fit top. Bake in preheated hot oven (450F) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to moderate, (350F) and bake for 25 minutes more, or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm with nutmeg-flavored cream.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: about 55 minutes

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