Southern Peach Cobbler


1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
8 cups peeled fresh peach slices (8 to 9 peaches)

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

2.In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and cinnamon. Add water; stir to combine. Add peach slices and cook on medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour peach mixture into baking dish.

3.For Biscuit Topping, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut in shortening until coarse crumbs form. Combine egg and milk, and pour into flour mixture; stir just until moistened.

4.Drop biscuit mixture in 7 to 8 mounds on top of peaches.

5.Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Serve warm.