Ever since we went blackberry picking up in the hills this year, I’ve been thinking of desserts I could include them in. The bushes were dripping with blackberries this time around. I couldn’t believe how many there were. We visited our secret area that has more bushes than we know what to do with and I think we ended up picking around two and a half gallons of berries. That’s a lot of work, but they’re so worth it in the end. So sweet and so delicious.
This wasn’t a difficult recipe to put together at all. It did call for fresh peaches to be peeled and then cut up, but I decided to substitute them with well drained canned peaches. I could have gone with frozen ones as well; either way would have been fine. When I chose this recipe, I didn’t imagine myself standing in the kitchen peeling peaches for an hour, so I was glad to see the canned ones work out so well.
Overall, this is a really great dessert. It’s everything you would expect it to be. The fruit is tasty and sweet and the topping is buttery with just the right texture. I’d say the prep work took about 15 minutes to complete and the cook time was 45 minutes. Not bad for such a satisfying dish.
2 Large Cans Sliced Peaches, Drained
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Blackberries
1/2 Cup Bourbon
2/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar, Divided
2 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Cold Butter, Cubed
1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream to Serve
I’d like to thank Southern Cast Iron for this recipe. They certainly do have some awesome dessert recipes and I love making them.
Pre-Heat the Oven
Arrange your oven racks so one of them is in the center position and then pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare the Fruit Mixture
In a medium sized bowl, add the peaches, blueberries, blackberries, bourbon, 1/3 cup of sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Mix everything together well.
Prepare the Dough
In another bowl, add the flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix these ingredients together well. Then, add in the butter and using a fork, press the butter into the flour until it’s dry and crumbly. Finally, add in the cream and mix just until combined.
Combine the Ingredients
Pour the fruit mixture into a ten inch cast iron skillet. Then, using your hands, pull the dough apart into small pieces and drop them on top of the fruit. Try to cover as much area as you can with the dough. When finished with that, sprinkle the remaining one tablespoon of sugar on top of everything.
Bake the Cobbler
Place the skillet in the oven and let bake for 45 minutes. When the dough has browned lightly, remove the cobbler and turn off the heat. The fruit will likely bubble up and coat the sides of the skillet.
Plate & Serve
Divide the cobbler between bowls and add ice cream to each if you wish. Enjoy!
The Final Peach, Blueberry & Blackberry Cobbler
As you can see, this is a good looking and might I add, tasty, dessert. I think you’ll like it. If you decide to give this recipe a try, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!