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Fresh Peach Cobbler

Servings: 6
A refreshing and easy dessert to make when fresh peaches are in season. Try this old-fashioned favorite for your next picnic, barbeque or for a very tasty anytime dessert for your family.

For the Filling:
6 cups fresh sliced peaches
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2-4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Topping:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup warm buttermilk

Serve with:
Vanilla ice cream, whipped topping, or whipped cream.

Coat 6 individual (8-ounce/1 cup) oven-safe ramekins or 1 (8-inch) round shallow baking dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Make filling by combining peaches, sugar, cinnamon and flour in a mixing bowl. Divide among ramekins or pour into baking dish.

Make the topping by combining flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, blend pieces of butter into dry ingredients until it resembles cornmeal. Stir in warm buttermilk until just blended.

Using a large spoon, pour topping over peaches, smoothing with the back of the spoon. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and the fruit is bubbling, about 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping or whipped cream.

Makes 6 servings.

Date: August 10, 2005