Cobblers are probably one of my all time favorite desserts. I think it’s because I convince myself I’m eating just fruit and then I don’t really think about the sugar or butter that goes along with it 🙂 Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter, because there is just no way I could ever say no to a cobbler. Especially one that is stuff with fresh peaches and blueberries. (and then perhaps served with a dollop of ice cream… ummm yes please)
This week for Summer Fest, after the last amazing Eggplant celebration, we are celebrating Peaches! Peaches are one of the most versatile stone fruits around! You can use them in desserts, ice creams, jams and jellies. You can dry them and eat them like candy. You can make preserves and even chutneys and serve them over a grilled pork chop! Another favorite is to grill them. Yup, stick them right on the grill and let them get all nice and cozy with the flames and serve them with yet another scoop of ice cream.
This Peach and Blueberry Cobbler is a winner though. And it’s probably a good idea for you to make it in the next few weeks while peaches are just around every corner!
In order to make your life extra simple when making this dessert, you’re going to need to blanch the peaches for a hot second or two in order to remove the skins. Word to the wise… don’t try and peel the skin off the moment you take the peach out of the boiling water. It won’t end well. And you might end up chucking a peach across your kitchen after burning your hand. I’m speaking from experience here people 🙂
Once the skins of the peaches are removed, you just throw them into a baking dish with a few handfuls of blueberries, a little hint of lemon juice, salt and brown sugar and then pile on the topping. Then comes the hard part. It has the bake for 45 minutes which requires some patience… something I lack. But it’s worth the wait… because 45 minutes later you are going to have one delectable dessert that people are going to be obsessing over!
Happy Peach and Blueberry Cobbler Baking! Here’s the recipe:
Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
For the Filling:
- 12 ripe peaches
- 2 cups blueberries
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
For the topping:
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp butter chilled
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or 1/2 cup milk with a squeeze of lemon juice if you don't have buttermilk
- 1 vanilla bean seeds removed
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Prepare the filling:
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove
- Add the peaches into the boiling water, a few at a time, and let sit for 45 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool. Repeat with remaining peaches.
- Once peaches have cooled enough to hold, peel of the skins and then cut them up into slices and discard the pit.
- Transfer sliced peaches to a baking dish, about 9x9 inches
- Add the blueberries, flour, lemon juice and zest, salt and brown sugar and toss together.
To prepare the topping:
- combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
- Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry cutter.
- Mix in the egg, buttermilk and vanilla bean seeds and set aside.
- Pile the topping onto the fruit mixture using a spoon and randomly dropping scoops along the surface of the cobbler.
- Place dish into the oven and bake for 45 minutes until the top is slightly puffed and golden brown. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Mmm, looks amazing!
I don’t think I could turn down a cobbler either, especially a la mode! droooool!
YUMMMM!!! Two of my favorite summer fruits – can’t wait to try this
Oh my, this just looks incredible, Gaby! Love the colors, gorgeous!
What a wonderful thing you are participating in! I would love to make such tasty recipes all summer long with other bloggers.
This is one of my favorites. Nothing like sitting out on the patio with my cobbler and talking to the neighbors.
Yum, looks delish. I’m more of a brown sugar crumb type of cobbler girl but I’d love to adapt this.
looks super yummy gaby!! thanks for sharing
this looks so delicious – and I love the Summer Fest – can I join in the fun or do you have to be invited?
That looks great 😀 I love crisps but I haven’t made a whole lot of cobblers, even though I love them too. I’m going to give your topping recipe a try because it looks delicious! And I love peaches and blueberries together. Yum!
I would have loved to participate in the peach fest….b/c I adore them!
And I loooooove crumbles and crisps and cobblers. Yours looks great, Gaby!
This certainly sounds like a perfect summer treat! Love those flavours!
Looks sooo good! You and I think alike 😉
your cobbler looks delicious!
I’m so in love with the peach/blueberry combo lately.
I’ve never had this with peaches in it! Looks like something I need to try ASAP
This cobbler looks amazing! Great recipe 🙂
Such a great line up of peach recipes! This cobbler looks great & thanks for the peeling tips too 🙂
Uh yum! I’m OBSESSED with fruit cobblers now and peaches are divine IF (and I mean IF) their skin is removed. That fuzziness really freaks out my tongue. I appreciate the words of advice on peeling. I’ll need to keep the heat factor in mind! Don’t want to find myself flinging peaches across the room!
I dont think ive ever had a cobbler, i know, depressing hey! But i have an exact idea in my head of how wonderful they taste and this just looks irresistibly fruity and down right delicious, so juiccyyy, oh i would love a little/ a lot to try 🙂
Sooo good! I used 4 peaches and 2.5 cups of blueberries, and cut the rest of the recipe in half, and it more than served four. Yum! Looking forward to leftovers for breakfast!
Gaby, this looks delicious! We’re craving anything with peaches right now and this recipe looks just about perfect. We thought you might be interested in the Just Peachy Raisin Crostata recipe from Sam’s Club as another way to enjoy summer’s tastiest fruit!
Can’t wait to try this… just waiting on my peach tree & blueberry bush to come through for me!
I adore the combination of peaches and blueberries almost as much as chocolate and raspberries, lol. Hint: after dunking the peaches into hot water, place in an ice water bath for less than a minute. The skin slips off far more easily, imho, no matter which variety of peach I’ve used. I make a “crumble topping” in the food processor (oats, brown sugar, flour, butter, nuts, whatever you wish) and store in the freezer. As long as I’m dirtying the processor it’s worth making several cups. Then when your fruit favs are in season or available as IQF (individual quick frozen either at home or purchased) it’s so quick and easy. I was given a peach cobbler recently though yours looks much more appealing with the blueberries. Thanks for the reminder of this wonderful combo!
I made this cobbler tonight. It was pretty easy and tasty. I usually don’t like my desserts super sweet butmI thought that it would have been better with a little more sugar with the fruit. Thr topping was perfect.