Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Easy Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Don't you think peaches are the most comforting fruit?  From the cozy color palate of their peels to the finger-licking-good sweetness of the fruit itself, they are the epitome of all that is pleasant and summery.  

In an attempt to bid a friendly farewell to what has been the most amazing summer, I decided to make a really delicious, uncomplicated peach cobbler.  

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup half and half
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 cup blueberries ( I used frozen)
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon works just as well)

First things first - Preheat oven to 375. Place butter in a 13x 9-inch baking pan and melt in preheating oven.  

When butter is completely melted, remove the baking dish from the oven and let cool.

Next, mix flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder together.

Once dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add half and half.  Mix together to create a batter, but do not over-mix (found out the hard way that this can make dough rubbery)!

Once mixed, pour batter into baking dish with melted butter, but do not mix batter and butter together.

While the butter and batter were getting to know each other, I peeled and sliced my peaches.  I found it was easiest to peel them when they were cut into quarters.  However, in retrospect, it might have been easier to use a potato peeler...

Next, add peaches, blueberries, remaining cup of sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 Tbs. lemon juice, and 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice to a sauce pan and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. 

Pour fruit mixture over batter, but again, don't mix.

Bake at 375 for ~45 minutes or until golden brown.

I like adding vanilla ice cream to cobblers.  Heaven in a bowl.

Happy baking!

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