Sunday, July 25, 2010

Peach-Pecan Cobbler

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups sliced, peeled peaches or sliced nectarines, or frozen, unsweetened peach slices
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peach ice cream, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream (optional)
For biscuit topping, stir together flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add pecans. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture, then set dry mixture aside.

For filling, stir together the 1/3 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in water and almond extract; add fruit. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat and keep mixture hot.

Mix together egg and milk in a small bowl; add all at once to the dry biscuit topping and stir just until moistened.

Transfer the hot filling to an ungreased 2-quart glass baking dish. Immediately spoon biscuit topping into eight mounds on top of the hot filling. Stir together the 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over topping.

Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of a dumpling comes out clean. Serve warm with peach or vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

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