Georgia Peach Cobbler
Contributed by: NAPSA
Americans Are Sweet On Georgia Peaches
(NAPSA) - There's nothing quite as peachy as a Georgia peach, whether you eat it as a sweet snack or serve it in a scrumptious cobbler.
Peaches are not just delicious, they're also incredibly nutritious. Major nutrients include vitamins A and C and potassium.
This succulent fruit is an excellent source of fiber and is good for blood sugar and keeping cholesterol low. A real plus for calorie counters, cholesterol-free peaches contain about 30 calories.
Georgia peaches are especially filling, making them a good snack choice. They also provide a natural plant compound called flavonoids, which research suggests may help prevent cancer and heart disease.
This delicious cobbler is a tasty way to work toward increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat every day:
- 8 cups sliced Georgia peaches
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine
- Pastry for double-crust pie
- Vanilla ice cream
Combine peaches, sugar, flour and nutmeg in a Dutch oven; set aside to allow syrup to form (approx. 15 minutes). Bring peach mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes or until peaches are tender. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and margarine.
Roll half of pastry to 1/8" thickness; cut into a circle to fit a two-quart baking dish. Spoon half of mixture into lightly buttered baking dish; top with pastry. Bake at 475¡ F. for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry.
Roll remaining pastry to 1/8" thickness and cut into 1" strips; arrange in lattice design over peaches. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until browned.
Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
For more peach recipes, visit www.gapeaches.org.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings