I bought peaches for a dinner party a few nights ago. My plan was to cut them in half, remove the pit, sprinkle with some brown sugar, broil them and serve with Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream…tada! The easiest dessert next to scooping ice cream from a carton into a bowl! I will have to try this another time. Due to the extreme fun of the evening as it progressed, dessert became an afterthought and I found myself with 6 beautiful peaches and not a thing to do with them. The wheels start turning and I raid my kitchen…a container of blackberries…butter…sugar… it shall be a COBBLER! I usually end up making crisps, with oats and pecans. I wanted to try more of a cake or biscuit type topping for this dessert just to shake things up. After all, I am a culinary rebel. I referenced a few different recipes and came up with this one. I must admit, this was delicious despite the fact that I kinda burt the topping 🙂 Here are the changes I would make for future cobbler endeavors.
1. Add 1 more containers of blackberries unless you don’t like seeds, just add more peaches
2. A teaspoon or so more cornstarch to counter the slight soupiness
3. Don’t let Ben have any…more for me
Peach Blackberry Cobbler
4-6 fresh peaches peeled, pitted and sliced
1 (or 2) containers fresh blackberries
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 t lemon juice
3 t cornstarch (will try 4 next time)
1/2 t cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a 2 quart casserole. Cook for 10 minutes in 400 oven.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar (or use half brown, half white)
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 T cold butter cut into cubes
1/4 cup boiling water
Combine all ingredients through salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut butter into flour mixture until the butter is in small pieces and the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Mix in water until just combined. Take casserole out of the oven and drop dough on top of the fruit in mounds. Sprinkle top of cobbler with a few tablespoons of white sugar and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Top should be lightly browned and fruit bubbly.