Quick and Easy Fruit Cobbler
Let me start off by saying that I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. I hate it. I hate the texture, the taste, and everything about it, even though I love pumpkin anything else (pumpkin soup anyone?). So for Thanksgiving each year, I always look for alternative desserts that I can make that’ll let me get my sweet tooth on after dinner. This year I put together a very delicious cobbler-style dessert and it was a hit. I say cobbler-style because I honestly don’t know what makes up an official cobbler as far as ingredients go, but I do know that this cobbler had the warm, fruity filling, and was topped with globs of goodness and it passed as a cobbler for me.
I really wanted to make a blueberry and peach cobbler, but finding fresh peaches at this time of year was difficult, so I opted for two bags of organic frozen peaches. I just made sure to thaw them completely in a strainer under running water for a bit beforehand. If using frozen fruit, also make sure they are dried off and not dripping with water when you start to use them. A little moisture is okay, but no water runoff.
Two bags of frozen peach slices (or 5-6 cups of sliced fresh peaches)
1 Cup of fresh blueberries
6 TBS Cornstarch
2 TSP Vanilla Extract
2 TSP Cinnamon
2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour (or Almond Flour)
4 TBS Cornmeal
2 TBS Sugar
1½ TSP Baking Powder
½ TSP Salt
4 TBS Butter, room temperature
½ Cup Milk
1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. In a large bowl, mix the peaches, blueberries, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon until all the powder is dissolved and mixed with the fruit. Be careful not to break the fruit pieces!
3. Pour filling into a 9”x13” baking dish and place in oven to warm it up a bit while you prepare the topping
4. In a separate bowl, mix your flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add in your butter and use a baking spatula to break up the butter so that you have a clumpy powder. Add in the milk and continue mixing until the batter is still clumpy, but combined. Don’t overmix!
5. Remove the filling from the oven. Using a spoon or small scoop, place dollops of batter on top of the filling, making sure you get an even coverage over the filling. There will be exposed areas, but that’s the point!
6. Place the cobbler back into the oven and bake until the batter is golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
7. Serve warm with some ice cream!