Skillet Peach Cobbler

Mmm.
The best part about this recipe is that you can use frozen peaches! So much easier! Still so tasty!
This recipe comes from the kitchens at CooksCountry.com.
Here are the in's they give:

Anyone who has bitten into an impeccably ripe peach knows just how juicy peaches can be. Unfortunately, so does anyone who's ever made a peach cobbler. How could we avoid a watery filling and soggy cobbles? Here’s what we discovered.

Test Kitchen Discoveries
  • Concentrate the peach flavor by first sautéing the peaches in butter and sugar to release their juices and then cooking them down until all the liquid has evaporated.
  • To keep the filling from being too mushy, withhold some of the peaches from the sautéing process and add them just before baking.
  • Make the biscuits sturdy enough by mixing melted butter rather than cold butter into the dry ingredients.
Skillet Peach Cobbler*
Serves 6 to 8
Four pounds of frozen sliced peaches can be substituted for fresh; there is no need to defrost them. Start step 2 when the peaches are almost done.

Filling
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 pounds peaches , peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
6 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Topping
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , plus extra for work surface
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted and cooled
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. For the filling: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Melt butter in large oven-safe nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add two-thirds of peaches, sugar, and salt and cook, covered, until peaches release their juices, about 5 minutes. Remove lid and simmer until all liquid has evaporated and peaches begin to caramelize, 15 to 20 minutes. Add remaining peaches and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Whisk lemon juice and cornstarch in small bowl, then stir into peach mixture. Cover skillet and set aside off heat.
2. For the topping: Meanwhile, whisk flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk and butter until dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface and knead briefly until smooth, about 30 seconds.
3. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. Break dough into rough 1-inch pieces and space them about 1/2 inch apart on top of hot peach mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake until topping is golden brown and filling is thickened, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Serve. (Although best eaten the day it is made to maintain the texture of the cobbles, leftovers may be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Individual portions may be removed from skillet and reheated in microwave.)
*from CooksCountry.com

Somehow during our move we ended up without cinnamon. We were both a little shocked, as we didn't discover that we didn't have cinnamon until we needed it. Who doesn't have cinnamon in their cupboard, seriously?

Well, the single guy across the way didn't have any, and the girls next door weren't home, and their barking dog couldn't reach the doorknob or cupboards to check for me.

So, we substituted with some brown sugar, ground cloves and allspice. It was great, but I'd still recommend topping it with cinnamon.

Happy baking!

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