Today we have decided to use up a quart of the wonderful spiced peaches we canned last summer, in the form of a spiced peach cobbler. The peaches were really meant for Celtic Christmas dinner, but we forgot to set them out. I guess it is a curse of getting older.
Canning fruit from the summer is a great way to enjoy the tastes of summer all year long. We put away a bushel of peaches last July. That has given us a dozen wonderful quarts of product. Fruit is very easy to can, because you do not have to own a pressure cooker to do it. The natural sugars help to create an envirnoment that keeps out bacteria.
My favorite cobbler is the dump cobbler recipe that my father used to make. I have seen his cobblers go for $10 a piece a church bake sales, and he died in 1989. So, that should give you an idea of how popular they are. The recipe can be found at the Celtic Ozarkian.