Source: Sunday Dinner

Peach-Raspberry Cobbler
Peaches and raspberries speak of summertime, when a simple fruit dessert is called for to end the meal. The dough for this is easy to make in a food processor. The result: luscious!
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Serves: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 45 minutes

 

 
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
4 or 5 tablespoons ice water
6 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced (approximately 2 1/2 pounds)
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
whipped cream, or ice cream, for garnish (optional)




1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Farenheit. Lightly butter a 7-by-9-inch baking dish.
2. To make the dough, combine the flour, salt, butter and shortening in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Slowly add the ice water, a tablespoon or two at a time, and process until the dough begins to hold together and gathers on the blade. Shape the dough into a ball, working in a little more flour if necessary. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
3. To prepare the filling, put the peaches and raspberries in a large bowl. Sprinkle the sugar over the fruit and toss together. Set aside at room temperature for about 15 minutes to give juices time to accumulate and sweeten.
4. On a lightly floured surface or on a piece of waxed paper and using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a rough 10-by-12-inch rectangle. Line the baking dish with the dough, allowing the excess to hang over the sides. Spoon the peach and raspberry mixture evenly over the dough and dot it with butter. Fold the overhanging dough back over the fruit. It will not cover the fruit but will form a decorative top.
5. Put the cobbler on a center rack of the oven and immediatly reduce the temperature to 425 degrees Farenheit. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the fruit is bubbling hot.
6. To serve, spoon the cobbler, warm or at room temperature, into bowls. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.


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