Peach-a-Berry Cobbler

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Peach-a-Berry Cobbler is an easy dessert recipe highlighting peaches and blueberries buried under a warm and fluffy, cinnamon-sugar-sprinkled cobbler topping.

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To quote Pete Seeger, To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) - goll how much do you love the music of the 60s? The Age of Aquarius used to be my jam.

Anyway, to everything there is indeed a season – including desserts! In the fall I crave all things apple crisps. Classic Apple Crisp, Toffee Apple Crisp, Caramel Apple Crisp…you get the idea. In the winter, festive treats like Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Puppy Chow, and Peanut Butter Cup Cookies catch my eye, and when springtime rolls around I turn to fresh-tasting recipes like No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Bites and Boozy Berry Cups.

A mere ripe peach will suffice for dessert in the summertime (although I’d never turn down a honkin’ scoop of Dirt Cake!) But seriously, when fruit and berries are at their peak, not much needs to be done to make them shine as a showstopping end to a meal.

Peach-a-Berry Cobbler is a rustic, easy dessert highlighting late summer’s sweetest produce – peaches and blueberries – buried under a warm and fluffy, cinnamon-sugar-sprinkled cobbler topping. I am not kidding when I say this is one of the best desserts, EVER!

I made this summer cobbler a few weeks ago in the late-afternoon for a freelance project. After simmering fresh peaches and blueberries on the stove top then pouring them into a baking dish, I dolloped a quick and easy cobbler topping on top, sprinkled the whole thing with cinnamon and sugar, and then popped it into the oven for a quick bake. The result was so amazingly cozy and delish, I made my Mom come over and eat a warm scoop with me on the back porch with some vanilla ice cream in the sun.

It was Heaven.

Right now peaches are so sweet that you can smell them before you see them at the grocery store. Make this dessert before they disappear for the season, and enjoy it warm, if ya’ can. There is nothing better!

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Start by making the cobbler topping. In a bowl combine 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder. Next stir in 1/2 cup milk (I used skim) and 1/4 cup softened butter.

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Stir the topping together then set it aside for a sec.

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Next, in a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon cornstarch, and 1/2 cup cold water. Let that hang for a sec while you get your fruit ready.

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Starting with the peaches! You’ll need 3 cups fresh sliced peaches with the skins on, which is about 3-4 peaches. Gahhh, I just can’t get enough peaches right now. I love how I can smell them on the counter every time I walk into the kitchen. : )

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Add the sliced peaches into the saucepan with 1 cup fresh blueberries. Plump and sugary-sweet, they go perfectly with the peach flavor.

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Turn the heat up to medium then cook the mixture until thick and bubbly, stirring often with a wooden spoon. Turn the heat off then stir in 1 Tablespoon each lemon juice and butter. The lemon juice brightens the flavor of the fruit, while the butter gives the mixture a glossy, rich consistency. YUM!

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Pour the mixture into an ungreased, 1-1/2 quart baking dish (here’s the dish I used >) then dollop the topping on top. Trust me, this does not have to be pretty, neat, nor tidy as it will rise, bubble, and bake together in the oven.

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Sprinkle the cobbler topping with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, then bake atop a cookie sheet for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler comes out clean. Let the dish cool for 10 minutes then enjoy with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Peach-a-Berry Cobbler

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Serves 4-6

From BHG.com

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups sliced fresh peaches, skin on
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the topping: Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl then stir to combine. Add milk and butter then stir until smooth and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan whisk together brown sugar, cornstarch, and water until smooth. Turn heat to medium, add peaches and blueberries, then switch to a wooden spoon and cook until mixture is thick and bubbly. Add remaining butter and lemon juice then stir until butter is melted.
  4. Pour mixture into an un-greased 1-1/2 quart baking dish then scoop topping mixture on top. Does not have to be even. Stir remaining sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl then sprinkle on top.
  5. Place baking dish onto a cookie sheet then bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the topping comes out clean. Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.

 

I love how the cobbler topping comes out fluffy yet creamy – almost like a cinnamon-sugar-topped pancakes, while the fruit mixture is fresh and decadent. Enjoy this sweet, summery dessert!

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Comments

  1. brittany 08.22.2013

    My. mouth. is. watering.
    This looks delish and will be in my kitchen THIS weekend. There the promise has been made…

    Question though…is three cups of sliced peaches, about three peaches?? That may be a stupid question…but necessary :D

    Thanks!! umm…we didnt get a picture of L today…I don’t know about that…

  2. Tieghan 08.22.2013

    This is so pretty! That topping is just gorgeous and I love that you mixed up peaches with berries! That way you get a little of everything and that’s just an awesome thing!

  3. Andrea 08.22.2013

    I’ve tried peach crisp and peach pie this summer…going to have to give this one a shot as well!

  4. Oh man, I want to eat this for Breakfast right now! But my husband is off traveling so I know I’ll end up eating it for lunch and dinner too if no one is here to stop me. Peaches+sugar+cinnamon= TROUBLE.

  5. Sally 08.22.2013

    Looks awesome! Nothing better than the smell of summer peaches in your kitchen. I have the same yellow casserole dish – brightens up any recipe :)

  6. This looks great to me! I am a huge cobbler fan. In fact, I think my mom’s blackberry cobbler is my #1 favorite dessert.

  7. Kathleen 08.22.2013

    I don’t have a 1.5 quart dish without tall sides (more like a deep casserole dish). Do you have any other recommendations?

  8. Ashley 08.22.2013

    Looks soo yummy! I’m having a heck of a time with peaches right now. Atleast getting them off the pit. Maybe they’re too ripe? Who knows My favorite summer time fruit!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 08.28.2013

      If you’re having trouble removing the pit they’re underripe. Let them rest on the countertop for a few days and it should pop right out!

  9. I love that song. Perfect one to have stuck in your head first thing in morning, thanks!
    Peaches are a beautiful thing right now and they look so good in this cobbler. I wish I lived in iowa so you could have invited me over for a bite!

  10. Lindsay B. 08.22.2013

    I saw you posted this for Better Homes and Garden, and I made last weekend. Absolutely one of the yummiest cobblers I have EVER had. And it was honestly so easy :) I also heart the music of the 60′s – take me away Forrest Gump soundtrack!!!!

  11. Ahh peach and blueberry cobbler is my favorite! This looks delicious and a lovely way to end the summer :)

  12. i want a piece right now please! this made me add peaches to my (ever-expanding) grocery list today.

  13. Alison 08.22.2013

    This looks and sounds amazing! And so fresh.

  14. Jacki 08.22.2013

    OMG! Next time you make it call me! I’ll happily drive 4 hours for that! LOL!

  15. Tracy 08.22.2013

    YUM! Along with apple crisp, this is my kind of dessert. Again YUM.

  16. Madison 08.22.2013

    I’ve never had peach and blueberry cobbler together–cannot wait to try this. I’ve only either had peach cobbler or blueberry. What the heck am I missing out on!?!? :) Thanks for the recipe. Love the cinnamon added in.

  17. Kise 08.22.2013

    I noticed that you left the skin on your peaches. Do you normally leave them on when you eat them? Did you find that they bothered you at all after you baked the cobbler?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 08.23.2013

      The skin didn’t separate while simmering or baking. It was just fine!

  18. YUM! This looks ridiculously tasty. I am loving all of the fresh, summer, fruit recipes that are popping up everywhere.

  19. char eats greens 08.22.2013

    I love crisps, but I’m ready to give cobbler a chance ;)

  20. This looks scrumptious! What a nice combo!

  21. Liz 08.22.2013

    Nice recipe. Thanks Kristin. Have a good evening.

  22. Amanda G 08.22.2013

    I made this tonight…oh so yummy! I had to take the skin off the peaches, can’t eat them.

    And, someone asked about a pan, I didn’t have the correct pan either, I made it in a bread pan and it turned out awesome! :)

  23. Sara 08.22.2013

    I make a similar cobbler that I LOVE. For some added zing, minced crystallized ginger mixed in with the fruit is awesome! There’s something about the combination of peach and ginger that is amazing!!!

  24. Lynn 08.22.2013

    Beautiful. Yummy. Tasty. Ok. now back to the baby pictures please! I don’t have any grandchildren so I’m …umm….desperate? :-)

  25. Holly K 08.23.2013

    I just happened to have everything on hand at home yesterday so I whipped this up for dessert last night. And let me tell you, while normally we are a work on a pan of dessert for a couple of days til we have to throw it out kind of family, NOT this time, there wasn’t an ounce left! I couldn’t believe it. The husband, kids, everyone LOVED it. What a refreshing combination. Good work IGE! :)

  26. Mary 08.23.2013

    It was delicious and easy! My husband is happy!

  27. Abby 08.25.2013

    Hi! I tried this Friday night and it was delish. My only issue was that it was a bit watery, I am wondering if next time I use less water, will be a thicker? Any suggestions to make it congeal more?

    • Iowa Girl Eats 08.28.2013

      Hmm, I’ve made this a few times and it hasn’t been watery. Were your blueberries or peaches frozen? That might contribute. Otherwise next time you might just try a bit less water, or let it sit for longer before serving to help thicken up!

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  29. Kathleen 08.26.2013

    The fruit combo is fantastic… but my topping turned out very dark brown (still tasted good, though). Any thoughts as to why this happen? I made it in an 8×8 dish and baked for roughly 25 minutes. I was afraid to leave it in any longer because of how dark the topping got.

    • Iowa Girl Eats 08.28.2013

      Some ovens bake differently depending on what rack you place the baking dish on (I placed mine in the middle.) Next time if the top is getting brown too quickly just place a nonstick sprayed sheet of foil on top (no need to crimp tightly.) I do this when baking cakes, breads, brownies, etc and it works like a charm!

  30. Barb 08.26.2013

    Can’t wait to try this – just got a ton of peaches this weekend! If I were to freeze this, at what stage do you think would be best – after I make the filling or after I put the topping on, bake it first, then freeze and reheat before serving? Thanks!

    • Iowa Girl Eats 08.28.2013

      Hey Barb, I’m actually not sure if this would freeze very well. Anybody who’s tried to freeze a cobbler before, please weigh in!

  31. Brita 08.26.2013

    I cannot tell you how much I want to try, nay – devour!, this cobbler! I didn’t know it could be that easy…Definitely going to be making this for some holiday festivities!

  32. Diana W. 08.28.2013

    One word: YUMMYforMYtummy. Yes, that is indeed one word! Cannot wait to try it!

  33. Homemade cobbler with melted ice cream on top? How could I resist?!

  34. Stephanie 09.11.2013

    I made this last night and it was very tasty! Thanks Kristen!

  35. Emily Lofgren 09.11.2013

    All I can say is Yum! Definitely giving this one a try. :)

  36. Emily 11.12.2013

    I made this recipe this summer and LOVED it. Do you have any recommendations for a “winter version”? (Eg a replacement for the peaches).

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