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Dirty peach cobbler

1 vanilla bean, cut into 1-inch
(2.5-cm) pieces

2 tbsp. (30 ml) all-purpose flour

¾ c. (180 ml) sugar

5 c. (1.25 L) tree-ripened peaches, gently peeled and cut into ½-inch (1.25-cm) chunks

1½ c. (375 ml) all-purpose flour

1½ c. (375 ml) sugar

2½ tsp. (12.5 ml) baking powder

¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) baking soda

½ tsp. (2.5 ml) salt

4 farm fresh eggs

4 tbsp. (60 ml) whole milk

3 tbsp. (45 ml) peach nectar

1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla extract

6 tbsp. (90 g) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325°F (170°C).

Process the vanilla bean and flour in a coffee grinder until finely ground.

Put the sugar in a large bowl, add the vanilla/flour mixture and whisk together. Add the peaches and toss to coat.

Transfer the mixture to 13 x 9 x 2-inch (33 x 23 x 5-cm) glass baking dish. Bake until bubbling, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Whisk the eggs together with milk, peach nectar and vanilla in a medium bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.

Fold in the melted butter.

Pour the batter over the hot peach mixture.

Return to the oven and continue baking until the top is golden and a tester inserted into centre comes out clean, about 45 minutes longer. Cool slightly and serve. Serves 12. Serve with Legends Estate Winery Goldrich Apricot (www.legendsestates.com).

Kurtz Orchards Market (16006 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, www.kurtz orchards.com) is Niagara’s gourmet farm market located on the Niagara River Parkway on the outskirts of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s been run by the Kurtz family for over half a century.

Over 40 hectares of orchards and farmland produce strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, apricots, pears and plenty more. Inside the large retail barn are their own homemade jams, jellies and preserves, as well as antipasto, chutney and spreads packed with their own label.

Pick up a sandwich, enjoy the farm scenery and take home a few jars of preserves.

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