Our Patchwork Peach/or Apple Cobbler, As I Remember - By Bonnie Banters

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Use a 9" x 13" glass baking dish--approx. 12 servings, more or less.  (For a smaller cobbler:  use 1/2 recipe and a 12" x 8" glass baking dish--approx. 8 servings, more or less.)

Ingredients
  • 9 lbs. fresh, ripe peaches
  • 2  1/2 ready-made 9" refrigerated or frozen pie crusts (generally there are 2 crusts per pkg.)
  • 2  1/2 c. sugar (plus 3 TB - reserve for topping)*
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon (plus 1/3 tsp. - reserve for topping)*
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • scant 1/4 tsp. mace
  • 1/3 c. plus 2 TB (or 7 1/3 TB) flour
  • approx. 2 TB butter (divided**)
Directions
  1. Wash, peel, pit and slice the peaches into about 1/4" slices. Set aside in a very large bowl.
  2. Bring either the refrigerated or frozen pie crusts to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 425º.
  4. Place one and one-quarter pie crusts flat on an ungreased cookie sheet; prick with a fork and prebake for approx. 8 3/4 to 9 minutes, or until light brown (watch carefully!).  Remove the crusts from the oven and cool.  Leave the oven on at 425º.
  5. With a whisk or fork, mix the dry ingredients well.
  6. Pour the dry ingredients over the peaches and carefully combine well.
  7. Pour 1/2 the peach mixture into the ungreased glass baking dish.
  8. Break up with your hands and use as necessary the prebaked pie crusts to cover the first layer of peach mixture. Dot with 1 TB of the butter.**
  9. Pour the remaining 1/2 of peach mixture over the first pie crust layer.
  10. Use the remaining one and one-quarter unbaked pie crusts as necessary to cover the second layer of peach mixture.  Prick with a fork and dot with the remaining 1 TB of butter.**
  11. Mix the 3 TB sugar* and 1/3 tsp. cinnamon* and sprinkle over the crust.  (This would be a good time to use any leftover cinnamon/sugar mixture from the Fried Tortillas with Cinnamon and Sugar Coating recipe I posted.)
  12. To catch any drippings, place a cookie sheet lined w/aluminum foil below the rack you'll bake the cobbler on.  Place the cobbler in the oven and bake at 425º approx. 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or room temperature with a premium vanilla ice cream.  If serving cold (my favorite way), top with whipped cream.  

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For Apple Cobbler

Use a 9" x 13" glass baking dish--approx. 12 servings, more or less.  (For a smaller cobbler:  use 1/2 recipe and a 12" x 8" glass baking dish--approx. 8 servings, more or less.)

Ingredients
  • 6 lbs. of your favorite apples (I like gala or golden delicious)
  • lemon juice (to sprinkle on apples)
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. mace
  • 1/3 c. flour
Directions
  1. Wash, peel, core and slice the apples into about 1/4" slices.  Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  2. All other directions remain the same as for the peach cobbler.
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