RECIPE: Holiday peach cobbler with 'Aunt Evelyn'

Looking for a great Christmas dessert to add some spice to your holiday feast? Evelyn Bruce has a treat for you!

The south Georgia native, known as "Aunt Evelyn," says the key to a good cobbler is real butter, rich spices and lots of love. 


  • 3 Cups sliced Peaches
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract


  • 21/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup Ice cold water
  • 1/2 stick Butter

Directions: Combine peaches, sugar, spices, and vanilla in a large pot, bring to a boil and let simmer until peaches are well cooked. About 20 minutes. Set aside to cool. Pour into 9 inch round pie tin or pie plate, cover with strips of crust forming a lattice design.  Add pats of butter atop of crust, sprinkle with sugar and a small amount of cinnamon.  Place in a 375 degree oven and bake for 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serves 6.

Crust: Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening with a fork. When well mixed particles are size of small balls. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is blended in.  Form a large ball and roll out dough on a lightly floured board. Cut into 3/4 inch strips and set aside.

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