For some reason I need more then 15 peaches to make 16 cups and I live in Jersey and used fresh Jersey peaches which are pretty big. Other then that I thought it was a tasty cobbler. I was a bit confused about how to use the pie crusts, but I got extra help from the reviews for this cobbler.
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Other: 56 Minutes
- 12 to 15 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 16 cups)
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 (15-oz.) packages refrigerated piecrusts
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
- Sweetened whipped cream
- 1. Preheat oven to 475°. Stir together peaches, flour, nutmeg, and 3 cups sugar in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon half of mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
- 2. Unroll 2 piecrusts. Sprinkle 1/4 cup pecans and 2 Tbsp. sugar over 1 piecrust; top with other piecrust. Roll to a 14- x 10-inch rectangle. Trim sides to fit baking dish. Place pastry over peach mixture in dish.
- 3. Bake at 475° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Unroll remaining 2 piecrusts. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. sugar and remaining 1/4 cup pecans over 1 piecrust; top with remaining piecrust. Roll into a 12-inch circle. Cut into 1-inch strips, using a fluted pastry wheel. Spoon remaining peach mixture over baked pastry. Arrange pastry strips over peach mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.
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