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August 12, 2014

Biscuit-Topped Peach Cobbler Recipe

Really and truly, this is one of our all-time favorite desserts. Cobblers — well, everyone loves a cobbler. And when peaches are in season, it’s time to make peach cobbler.

The buttermilk-biscuit topping bakes up with layers of flaky deliciousness — as long as you use a hot oven and cold butter, and don’t overmix.

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Insider tip: Use an ice-cream scoop to scoop the topping over the fruit. It’s a moist dough, and the scoop makes it easy. If you want to make this down-home dessert fancier, serve it in eight 1-cup ramekins instead of one big dish. Either way, this recipe is not to be missed.

For the Filling

1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of fruit)

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 1/2 pounds peaches, halved, pitted, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, and cut in half again crosswise (about 4 cups)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the Topping

1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk

1. Make the filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add peaches and lemon juice; toss to combine. Divide filling evenly among four 8-ounce custard cups (or one 2-quart baking dish); transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.

2. Make the topping and bake: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, blend in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; stir just until a dough forms. Drop dough onto peaches, using about 1/3 cup dough for each custard cup. Sprinkle dough with remaining teaspoon sugar. Bake until fruit is bubbling and biscuit topping is golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes; serve warm.

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