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Peach Cobbler is a Texan’s Summer Love
Dallas Morning News ^ | Kim Pierce

Posted on 06/17/2012 1:26:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Nothing says summer like peach cobbler, and, thanks to a terrific Texas peach crop this year, there are plenty of wonderful fresh, local peaches to do the dish justice. Like many Texans, Fairmont Hotel pastry sous chef Maggie Huff starts with an old family recipe.

“I think this recipe is technically a buckle,” she says, “but this is the cobbler I grew up with. You make a cake batter that you pour on top of melted butter and the peaches.”

But the peach cobbler she created for the hotel’s Pyramid Restaurant is not quite the one from her Dallas childhood.

“My grandmother’s recipe was made with canned peaches and margarine,” she says. Huff’s calls for butter and fresh peaches, like the ones the Fairmont gets from the Lightseys, a multigenerational Texas farm family from Mexia that has sold its peaches and other produce at area farmers markets for years.

“I added a streusel topping,” says Huff, the general manager at Il Sorrento before it closed, who followed her dream to study at the French Culinary Institute in New York. Her streusel topping gets extra crunch from pecans. Her secret for bringing out the best flavor in the peaches? She adds sugar and vanilla bean. “There’s something about peaches, vanilla and butter,” she says. Butter — that’s another ingredient that makes this dish so good, you can’t stop eating it. You think I’m joking? I thought Fairmont Hotel executive chef André Natera was joking when he said he couldn’t stop tasting it. Then we sat down, and I ate the cobbler. The combination of intensely ripe peaches, crisp buttery topping and bread-pudding-like texture does keep your mouth begging for another bite.

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1 posted on 06/17/2012 1:26:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Peach cobbler, pecan pie, the South has the best desserts :)


2 posted on 06/17/2012 1:28:48 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: nickcarraway

Nothing, but ABSOLUTELY NOTHING would make me fall off my diet like homemade peach cobbler. Ala Mode. Nothing. (...sob...)


3 posted on 06/17/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh don’t I know!!

But if Michelle O finds out, look out.

She’ll get some for herself and ban it for everyone else.

Or try.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: nickcarraway

My peach cobbler recipe (I made it yesterday)

2 large cans of sliced peaches (drain juice from one can)
Put both cans of peaches & juice of one can into large baking dish
One Box of pecan cake mix (sprinkle it all over the top of the peaches)
One stick oleo (melt and drizzle over the cake mix)
Pecans (I use 1/2 cup-break them up & sprinkle over the top)
Bake at 350 for 55 minutes.

(Delicious and easy recipe)


5 posted on 06/17/2012 1:33:25 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: nickcarraway

Something is terribly, terribly wrong! This is the first year in who knows how many years that there hasn’t been constant complaints about a late freeze, hot temps, no rain, bad storms, the dog ate them or aliens did weird medical experiments on the peaches.

I put up 13 half pints of peach jellies and 6 qts of fresh slices in the freezer this week. ;)


6 posted on 06/17/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

Peach is great, but Blackberry is the Holy Grail


7 posted on 06/17/2012 1:39:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Boogieman

For those of you who really like Texas food See THE HOMESICK TEXAN.com Fun reading and GREAT recipes.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: nickcarraway

Berry cobbler,peach cobbler.
Oh my!


9 posted on 06/17/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Boogieman

One doesn’t pour cake batter over peaches - yuck - and canned peaches - double yuck. Cobbler is really sweetened biscuits, with peaches, or whatever fruit, but always fresh - laid over it, then baked. A layer of whipped cream on top.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: nickcarraway

Yummmy!


11 posted on 06/17/2012 1:41:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: nickcarraway

My grandmother was from Virginia.

For us, a peach cobbler had a pie crust bottom and lattice top - the “cobbler” part in the middle was ONLY made with fresh peaches (or apricots because we live in California) and then baked in either a square or rectangular pan — served warm only, ice cream optional.

Worth dying for.

That and fireworks on the 4th of July made life worth living in the hot California Central Valley summers.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 1:42:46 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: bgill

I love peach anything; don’t like it too sweet because then you can’t taste the peaches-which I actually like the flavor of.
Peach ice cream-homeade-is to die for. Peach turnovers made with a buttery pastry is the best.

I wish we had good peaches up here in New England. Might have to go online and find me some good peaches to order...

To walk into a produce section and smell peaches, is a little slice of Heaven to me...


13 posted on 06/17/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro and Ranting...since 1998)
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To: mylife

Ever tried olallieberry?


14 posted on 06/17/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: redhead

Sve your concience and use Cool Whip instead of aaace cream. Bonus is that it allows for an extra hep’n.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: nickcarraway

No. I have never heard of it.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway

OMG! There is actually a Marionberry! lol


17 posted on 06/17/2012 1:53:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bgill

My neighbor has a peach tree and one limb hangs over the fence into my yard. The branch is full of smallish peaches about the size of an apricot. The whole tree is loaded. I saw the neighbor out picking some of them yesterday he filled what looked like a 2 gallon bucket. I figured they had ripened so I went out and checked the ones on my side and picked one. All are still very hard and no peachy aroma but their color is nice. I wonder what he is going to do with all those hard unripe peaches?


18 posted on 06/17/2012 1:55:20 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Maybe he just doesn’t like them falling, and he wanted to get them out.


19 posted on 06/17/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: homegroan

Homemade Peach ice cream is the bomb!


20 posted on 06/17/2012 1:59:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway

Pictures?


21 posted on 06/17/2012 1:59:59 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: mylife

This week I have eaten raspberry, black berry, peach, and cherry pies. I’m going into the kitchen now to make strawberry rhubarb pie. A month ago I was making a cherry pie every other day to keep up with our one little tree. But I haven’t found the peaches yet to justify making a peach pie. I’ll try to hit the farmer’s market next Saturday.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 2:00:25 PM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: nickcarraway

I doubt that is the case.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 2:02:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Mercat

I love strawberry rhubarb pie!


24 posted on 06/17/2012 2:06:43 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: txrangerette

Just having some nice fresh Pittsburg peaches fried pies. Just let that ho moochelle try to tell us doodley squat.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Mercat

I haven’t had a rhubarb pie since my family lived in California in the 50’s. My Mother also made mango pies when we lived in Hawaii.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GrannyK

I use “Ripe N Ragged” Elberta peaches. Much peachier flavor and texture. Clings are slimy and hard. And Bisquik or other good biscuit batter for topping. Gotta go before the drool shorts out my keyboard...


27 posted on 06/17/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: Huaynero
"Sve your concience and use Cool Whip instead of aaace cream. Bonus is that it allows for an extra hep’n."

Nothing in my conscience about it but the FLOUR. I'm a full-fat eater. Butter, not margarine, NO veg oils, full-cream whipped cream, bacon, lots of whole eggs, etc. The only thing in a cobbler that doesn't like me is the wheat in the flour.

28 posted on 06/17/2012 2:14:00 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: mylife
"Homemade Peach ice cream is the bomb!"

Whenever I make homemade ice cream, I use full-fat heavy cream, whole milk, AIGS, and Elberta peaches. There's just something about the sound of that (old-fashioned) ice cream maker lugging down that makes my mouth water!

29 posted on 06/17/2012 2:17:03 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mom used the red cling peaches and Bisquick. Just give me a sheet pan of that old fashioned peach cobbler and a spoon. Maybe a glass of milk to help wash it down.

I’m heaven bound. Want some?


30 posted on 06/17/2012 2:17:43 PM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: Copenhagen Smile; All
"Pictures?"


31 posted on 06/17/2012 2:20:42 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: redhead

I haven’t been able to find ‘elberta’ peaches for several years. I have even thought of ordering them online.

I really dislike ‘clings’.


32 posted on 06/17/2012 2:20:57 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: nickcarraway

Awww, man, you’re making me very hungry!


33 posted on 06/17/2012 2:21:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: redhead

Of course, for the absolute PEAK of perfection, that Peach Cobbler ala mode needs to be on Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream. . .


34 posted on 06/17/2012 2:22:32 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: yorkie

Yah, there’s really no comparison between them. Clings are really tasteless after Elbertas. I’ve been able to get Elbertas at Costco occasionally. There is a local chain of “Membership without membership” warehouse stores that stocks them, so they are still available.


35 posted on 06/17/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: Salgak

or Blue Bunny. Or Dreyers. Or Edy’s. Or Breyers. BEST IS HOMEMADE. Bar none.


36 posted on 06/17/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: nickcarraway

Our summer treats were homemade, hand-cranked ice cream or strawberry shortcake.

Fairly often we would go berry picking and get fresh blackberries to make a cobbler (a few berries got eaten in the picking process). Yep, those were good too.


37 posted on 06/17/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: nickcarraway; Red_Devil 232
If you cull-out 30-40% of the tree's unripened fruit, the rest which ripens will be much, much sweeter and larger since all of the tree's 'energies' will go into ripening the remaining fruit. Slightly smaller yield, but a much superior final product. Ripening fruit require a *lot* of H2O. Old nursery growers' trick.
38 posted on 06/17/2012 2:29:15 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thanks for the tip. Great site!


39 posted on 06/17/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch (A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.)
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To: redhead

We don’t have peaches ready yet here in IL & the ones I buy at the market are sour & seeds hard to remove. They say peaches will be earlier than usual this year tho. Can’t wait!!


40 posted on 06/17/2012 2:37:32 PM PDT by GrannyK
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To: yorkie; redhead

We planted a little twig of Elberta and another of Reliance in our back yard in 1996 to satisfy the longing of our little boy. They have given us years of great peaches in northern Illinois, and we had never before heard of Elberta. It was a “gardener’s special” and we are certainly the gardeners who lucked out. They are delicious. The trees are loaded this year, but we are DRY.


41 posted on 06/17/2012 2:38:04 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: Bon of Babble

“For us, a peach cobbler had a pie crust bottom and lattice top...”

My grandma was from West Virginia and this sounds like her cobbler recipe as well. The latticed top crust and the bottom crust were crisp and buttery and soaked in the peach juice ... to die for delicious!!!


42 posted on 06/17/2012 2:54:50 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: redhead

AIGS?


43 posted on 06/17/2012 3:00:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GrannyK

I love that stuff warm with vanilla ice cream...


44 posted on 06/17/2012 3:01:52 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I wll be trying the Biscuit pudding recipe, very soon!


45 posted on 06/17/2012 3:09:53 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mylife
"AIGS?"

Eggs. :o)

46 posted on 06/17/2012 3:11:19 PM PDT by redhead (What did the Socialist use for light before candles? Electricity.)
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To: Boogieman
I only like two kinds of pie.

Hot and cold.

47 posted on 06/17/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: redhead

I thought so LOL


48 posted on 06/17/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: homegroan

I was once moved to automtaic tears from the childhood happy memories evoked when I stopped at a fruit stand and the smell of the peaches overtook my senses.


49 posted on 06/17/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: X-spurt

Do you have a fried pie recipe? We have been trying to find one for a long time like my MIL used to make.


50 posted on 06/17/2012 3:32:58 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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