Peach Cobbler

Yield:  8 Servings

Preheat oven:  375° F.

5 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1 cup half and half

4 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla

Place butter in a baking dish (9 X 13 inches) and melt in the oven.

While the butter is melting, whisk the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together in a medium  bowl.  While continuing to whisk, gradually add the half and half.  Whisk until smooth.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, toss the peaches with the brown sugar, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until combined.  Set aside.

Remove the baking dish from the oven and pour the batter over the batter.  Do not stir.

Pour the peach mixture over the batter and gently spread with a spatula.

Bake 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.  Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.  Top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.