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Celebrate peach season with this classic Southern-inspired summer dessert. Not only might it spark a sense of nostalgia, peach cobbler is a great way to use extra peaches before they become overripe. The sweet and syrupy fruit is balanced with a hint of spice and a touch of lemon and then capped with fluffy biscuit topping for a dessert that's light and refreshing on a hot summer day. While some recipes use shortcuts, this traditional cobbler is well worth the time and a little bit of extra effort. Made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, it's the perfect way to finish off your next backyard dinner party.

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1. What You'll Need

For the Peach Filling:

  • 8–9 medium peaches, peeled and cut (about 10 cups)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (7g) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • For Buttermilk Biscuit Topping:

    • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (sifted and leveled)
    • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, cold
    • For Egg Wash:

      • 1 large egg
      • 1 tablespoon (15ml) milk or buttermilk
      • Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

        Makes: 10-12 servings

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