It has been so rainy and cold here for the last few days that I wanted to do something nice and warm, but I had just made a pie and was kind of sick of traditional cobblers. It should also be noted that I needed my buttermilk for the chicken pot pie I am making tonight so that also forced me to experiment a bit with the recipe! I usually cover my cobblers with a sweet buttermilk biscuit dough.
Peach Madeira Crumble
4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced into 1/4 thick pieces.
1/4 c Madeira
1/2 c cane sugar
Mix everything together in a bowl and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes to allow the peaches to soak up the flavor of the Madeira.
1 c all purpose flour
6 TBSP butter, chilled
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c pecan pieces
Mix the flour and sugar together in a bowl. Using a pastry blender mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles cornmeal. Add the pecans.
Once the peach mixture is good and infused, place it into a 11×7 inch baking dish. Cover it with the crumble mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, depending on how dark you want your topping to get.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert.