Canton cook shares recipes for delicious peach cobbler and apple dumplings
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Peach cobbler by Kathy Cagle Ross.
Peach cobbler by Kathy Cagle Ross.
Apple dumplings by Kathy Cagle Ross.
Apple dumplings by Kathy Cagle Ross.
From staff reports

Local cook extraordinaire Kathy Cagle Ross of Canton is cooking up some delicious Southern desserts this week.

Apple Dumplings

Serving size – 6

6 each – peeled and cored apples

Dumpling mixture:

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg


1 ½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

2 ounces butter

2 cups water

6 large refrigerated biscuits

Mix dumpling mixture together in a bowl. Roll apples in mixture and sprinkle inside the apple.

To make syrup, mix all the ingredients for the syrup together except the butter and bring to a boil. Simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

Roll each biscuit into a 6” square. Place prepared apple in center. Moisten edges of dough and fold to center. Pinch edges to seal. Place in oven-proof pan and pour syrup over each apple. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit in pre-heated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Test for doneness with skewer.

To serve place each dumpling in a soup bowl and serve with syrup from the pan and vanilla ice cream.

Peach Cobbler

I came up with my cobbler recipe while eating at Loretta’s Restaurant in Gainesville. I realized she had used as her crust ... biscuits. She had simply laid the biscuits on top, which makes a delicious crust.

My biscuit recipe, which was passed down from my grandmother and aunt:

4 cups self-rising flour

3/4 cup Crisco

1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Mix together and roll out on floured surface ... cut with biscuit cutter


I use 3 large cans peaches (or fresh Georgia peaches, when in season)

4 cups water

1 1/2 cups sugar — you may add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg, if you wish

Bring to boil, then continue cooking on reduced heat, for about 20 minutes

In large baking dish, place peaches and juice. Place biscuits all across top of peaches. Cut small pieces of butter, and lay on each biscuit, then sprinkle each biscuit with sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes or until biscuits are brown.

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