Peach Cobbler

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 to 8 peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Ground nutmeg


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, and blend well.
  5. Beat in the flour mixture. (Recipe can be prepared to this point up to a day ahead and refrigerated.)
  6. Oil a 9-inch square baking pan (using a metal pan gives a better texture to this dessert) and place half the peaches on the bottom.
  7. Sprinkle half the flour mixture over the fruit.
  8. Add the remaining peaches and then the rest of the flour mixture.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and brown sugar; sprinkle over all.
  10. Put the almond extract in a 1-cup measure and fill with boiling water. Pour over the top of the cobbler, but do not mix.
  11. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg and bake for 1 hour.
  12. Serve warm.

Serving size: 6