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Farmstand Blackberry Peach Cobbler

Fresh summer blackberries and peaches together in a sweet fruit cobbler, topped with a crisp, buttery biscuit-like crust and served warm with ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry peach cobbler, blackberry cobbler, summer fruit cobbler, fresh fruit cobbler
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • cups sugar, plus 1 tsp for sprinkling
  • 5 cups blackberries (about 1¼ pounds)
  • 6 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut into ½-inch wedges (about 2 pounds)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt (I use Diamond Crystal kosher salt, even for baking)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF.  Butter a 9 X 13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish (3-quart capacity).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together 1½ cups sugar and cornstarch, then add the blackberries and peaches and toss gently to combine.  After starting to mix, add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, continue to toss and combine well.  Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake until just bubbling, about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the dough by whisking together the flour, baking powder and salt in another large bowl.  Add the butter and blend with your fingertips or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Add milk and stir with wooden spoon just until a dough forms.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, drop dough onto hot fruit mixture in 12 mounds (about ⅓ cup each), any extra dough can be dropped evenly around the mounds.  Sprinkle dough with remaining teaspoon of sugar.  Bake cobbler in center of oven until top is golden, 25 - 35 minutes.  Let cool on a wire rack for a bit, then serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.