fresh, ripe peaches (about 5 cups), peeled and sliced
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cups sugar, divided
cup unsalted butter, melted (about 1 minute in the microwave will do)
cup all-purpose flour
tablespoon baking powder
Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. Pour melted butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. In a medium sized bowl sift together 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar (reserve the other cup for the peaches), 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add in 1 cup milk and stir just until all ingredients are combined. Pour the batter over the butter. DO NOT STIR. In a large saucepan, combine sliced peaches, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour the peach mixture evenly over the batter. DO NOT STIR *Note: One option for modifying this recipe to make it less sweet is to use 1/2 cup of sugar here. Also, the order is correct. Butter, batter, peaches. During baking, the batter rises above the peaches! Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving.