When I was a kid, if I heard the word “cobbler” I knew there was likely going to be an extra-special treat coming my way!
After a trip to Dime Box, Texas in the 70s, our San Antonio garden was graced with dewberry plants that were given to us by a family member who had them growing on their farm. What’s a dewberry? Dewberries are very similar to blackberries and they are a favorite berry for many Texans. One of my favorite dessert memories of all time was when my Mom, “Betty,” made dewberry cobbler with he fruit coming from our very own garden!
We liked this peachy blueberry cobbler because it wasn’t overly sweet and it sure tastes great for summertime meals. This recipe is super-easy to make and if you have a kid or two handy they could even join-in on the fun. As Joe said, “this is definitely a recipe worth sharing!” So here it is from us to you!
This recipe hails from a July 1980 Southern Living magazine from a special “Summer Glows With Peaches” section devoted to great culinary ways to create with peaches. You can see the original recipe scan below and you’re getting extra peach recipes to boot!
❤ You can easily adapt this recipe by using your favorite fruits. Pineapple, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc. would all make a tasty cobbler.
❤ If peaches and blueberries are in season I suggest using fresh. You can also substitute frozen berries that have been thawed, rinsed, and drained.
Prep: About 75 minutes, including 15 minutes for prep and 1 hour for baking.
1 cup | sugar
1 cup | all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons | baking powder
1 teaspoon | salt
1 cup | milk
⅓ cup | butter, melted (my grandmother insisted on falfurrias brand butter)
3 medium | peaches, peeled, sliced and lightly sugared
⅔ cup | fresh or frozen blueberries
to serve | Bluebell vanilla ice cream (optional but recommended!)
1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Prepare the peaches, sprinkle with sugar and set aside.
3. Combine the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder and salt) in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
4. Combine the milk and melted butter and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix everything until it’s smooth.
6. Spread the sliced peaches evenly over the top of the batter and then top with the blueberries.
7. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the batter rises through the fruit and the top is golden brown.
8. Serve your Peachy Blueberry Cobbler warm and top with ice cream, if preferred.
Yield: About 8-10 servings.
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