Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

It is not cobbler unless some runs over the side

It is not cobbler unless some runs over the side

We think few things are better than a fruit cobbler in the summer. Blackberries are long gone by the time peaches arrive here, so we dug into the freezer. The filling takes awhile to cook down, but anyone who’s ever had a soupy pie or runny cobbler won’t mind making the effort.

Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

  • 5 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 lbs firm but ripe peaches, skinned (about 4 medium)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp cornstarch, mixed with equal amount water until smooth
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • cinnamon sugar for dusting

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring fruit, cinnamon stick, sugar and cornstarch mix to a boil. Lower to a simmer. Let cook until the mix is thick, about 30 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour into a two-quart casserole dish. In a large bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Cut butter into flour mix, until crumbly. Add sugar and buttermilk. Stir to incorporate. The mix will be wet, more of a drop biscuit consistency. Preheat oven to 400. Use a spoon to spread batter evenly over the top of the berry mix. Leave a little gap along the edges. (It doesn’t have to be perfect.) Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Place baking dish on a cookie sheet lined with foil to catch any leaks. Bake until top is golden minutes, about 20 minutes.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Blackberry and Peach Cobbler

  1. tobyo says:

    oh that looks delish!!!

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    Delicious and a great combination of fruits.

  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

    Your cobbler took me back to my grandmother’s table in NC. She made the best peach and blackberry cobblers in Burke County, God rest her soul. Very nice post.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    Sounds like a perfect end to the summer dessert!

  5. You are so right about the overflow…the wonderful juice stains down the side of the baking dish. Great recipe and again timely for the holidays.

  6. Those Corningware dishes are one of my favorite things. I have enough to say its sort of a collection. Darn… I had blackberries and peaches last week. Now I have a good reason to go pick some more.

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