Peach Blackberry Cobbler

And now, presenting the winner of (a)Musing Foodie’s August Food Challenge: Peach Dessert….

Peach Blackberry Cobbler

About ten years ago, I was living in Savannah, GA, freshly out of college and a stale relationship. Now on my own, I met friends that helped me build a new and exciting life, and I discovered a new cable channel called Food Network. I believe it was at this point that my love for food, cooking, eating out, etc., really started to blossom.

While living in Savannah, I picked up a cook book by The Junior League which featured recipes created and tested by the city’s best chefs and restaurant owners: Savannah Style.

I don’t know this for sure, but considering the amount of butter and sugar, I have to assume that self-proclaimed “Butter Queen” Paula Deen had input on the peach cobbler recipe that I’ve come to call my own.

Here are the top five reasons you MUST try this cobbler:

  1. The ingredients are staples in even the most meagerly stocked kitchen.
  2. Yeah, there might be an entire stick of butter in there, but how else would you get that crispy goodness around the edges?
  3. You can make this cobbler out of just about any kind of fruit on hand, fresh or frozen. I’ve made peach, blueberry, strawberry, pear/raspberry, peach/blackberry, mixed berry…endless possibilities!
  4. If you’re low on fruit, just go high on batter – it’s so yummy!
  5. There’s a chance you could have leftovers, just a chance. If so, you’re in luck! The cobbler gets better after sitting overnight! Just reheat for 15 seconds in the microwave; you’re good to go!
And now for the recipe. I thought the best way to present it would be to share a photo of my stained, dog-eared, worn copy; however, it looks a little too smudgy to read clearly:

Savannah Style Peach Cobbler

So, here’s my version, with a blackberry twist:

Peach Blackberry Cobbler
 
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A favorite cobbler recipe of mine that I found while living in Savannah, Ga.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Mix the peaches and blackberries with ½ cup sugar and set them aside aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the butter in the bottom of deep 2-quart baking dish and set it in the oven to melt.
  2. Make a batter of remaining ingredients and pour it over the melted butter — do not stir. Put the peaches on top of batter; again — do not stir. Bake until crust is light brown and puffy, approximately 35 to 45 minutes.

Savannah Style Peach Cobbler

Virtually any type of fruit (non-citrus, although zest is yummy as an add-on) can be used in place of peaches. If you want to try apple cobbler, I’d cook the apples down a bit before adding them so that they’re soft.

Peach Blackberry Cobbler

You see a Peach Blackberry Cobbler here (YUM!)…what kind of cobbler fruit pairing will you try first?

Cobbler photos by Josie Johnson.

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