Aunt helen's "killer" cobbler

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
---Topping---
1 cup All-purpose flour
½ cup White sugar
1½ teaspoon Baking powder
½ cup Milk
¼ cup Butter, softened -Filling---
¼ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
½ cup Cold water
3 cups Fresh peaches, peeled,, sliced in quarters
1 cup Fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons White sugar
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
Lots of vanilla ice cream

Make topping first: Mix flour, ½ cup white sugar and baking powder. Add milk and ¼ cup butter. Stir until all lumps are gone. Set aside.

Next, in a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar and cornstarch; add water. Add peaches and blueberries. Cook and stir gently over medium heat until bubbly. Add lemon juice and 1 tablespoon butter and stir until butter melts. Pour in an ungreased baking dish and spoon mounds of topping over the hot filling. Sprinkle with mixture of remaining white sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. To avoid spillover in the oven, place baking dish on top of a cookie sheet. Bake cobbler in a 350°F oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the crust comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream, or if you are feeling frisky, whipped cream. If blueberries are not available, you can add one additional cup of peaches to the recipe.

NOTES : According to the author, Marilyn Schiveley, of Folsom, it's a "killer" because it's so good. "It's to die for," she said. "My aunt and uncle had a peach ranch in Colorado back in the 1950's, and this is a tried and true, never-fail recipe that gets rave reviews every time." Recipe by: Reader Contest Winner, Sacramento Bee 7/9/97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #662 by Crane Walden <cranew@...> on Jul 9, 1997

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