It's a little more trouble to make a peach cobbler completely from scratch, pastry and all, but worth every minute! Absolutely delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream.
Okay, after reading about a hundred posts on this recipe, I've taken all the suggestions and put them together to make an excellent Peach Cobbler that was not runny at all. The filling was smooth and luscious! Here's the list: 12-13 peaches (about 4 lbs. I found that 3lbs wasn't enough), 1/2c brown sugar, 1/2c white sugar, 1/4c lemon juice, 1/4c orange juice, 3.5 T cornstarch, 2 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 crust recipe (use only 1 egg and 1/4 c water), and butter instead of shortening. After baking I put it under the broiler for a minute to brown it up a bit. Although the crust/topping was delicious, I might try a more traditional crumb topping next time with flour, oats, butter and brown sugar. I think the ideal combination would be using one recipe of the crust for the bottom, then putting the crumb topping on the top. Both are delicious, it's a matter of what your taste is. Please see my photo. - 20 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I thought this recipe was EXCELLENT. I did make a few changes after reading several of the reviews. I did double the crust recipe-it was a bit much-I could have done just fine with a batch and a half. I used a 1/2 cup of shortening and the remaining amount was butter. I used approxiamtely 4lbs of peaches-as far as I'm concerned, you can never use enough fruit in pies. I used 1/4c lemon juice and 1/4 c orange juice. I used 4 tablespoons of cornstarch, one teaspoon of vanilla and a sprinkle of ginger. I also used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar as I used fresh fruit that was sweet enough. I also made the fancy lattice work on the top as suggested by French Blue-it came out gorgeous. I topped mine with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. The crust was flakey and delicious and the filling was to die for.....take a look at my picture...and try this recipe! - 08 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is absolutely great. I've always been a double crust cobbler girl, but it's hard to find that. I've never made a cobbler before although I consider myself an excellent cook and baker. I was skeptical about the orange juice and fully intended to follow the crust recipe and combine it with another peach filling recipe. I'm so glad I didn't. This was absolutely great!!! I kept raving about it. My husband loved it too. I will be making this again and again. I did substitute the shortening for butter. I don't stock shortening. And I didn't use two sticks. It was more like 1 1/2 sticks for the cobbler. Baking the bottom crust first made this the perfect cobbler. I'll be using this crust for all future cobblers. I'm making blueberry next (after I make the peach again). Thanks for a great cobbler. I didn't do the lattice top either. I just cut 1 1/2 inch long strips and placed over the top of the peaches. I just couldn't see myself doing a lattice top. - 22 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)