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Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Blueberry and Peach cobbler is a delicious combination of summertime fruit that switches up the typical cobbler. This recipe is perfect for any occasion!

Blueberry and Peach cobbler is a delicious combination of summertime fruit that switches up the typical cobbler. This recipe is perfect for any occasion!

Last weekend I surprise visited my dad for a late birthday and Father’s day present. I always like to make him a good treat for his gift since he pretty much already has everything else he wants! I try to do something creative and unique, not a treat he would have on a regular basis. This year, I developed this recipe for blueberry and peach cobbler, a little twist on classic blueberry pie and a classic peach cobbler. I think it turned out pretty good, my mom even ate seconds which is really saying something! She’s more of a salad gal.

Usually, when I’m making up recipes I have a few of my old stand-by’s out to compare with and make sure I’m on the right track. I actually baked this at my parent’s house so I didn’t have any of my tried and true recipes with me so I did it all a little blind. It worked out thanks to an extra pie crust {I tried and failed at galette’s the same day – ha! A story for another time…} but the filling was spot on from the beginning.

I’m actually not one to just eat blueberries plain, I like to eat them with other fruit and the same goes for when I bake with them. I love how their unique flavor combines with the flavor of other fruits. I chose peaches because they are a bit sweeter than the blueberries and also because I had them. Usually, that’s how it goes in my kitchen!

The filling is prepared in two parts, one part is a simple combination of one pint of blueberries, peaches, and cornstarch stirred together. The other part is what really makes the filling the correct consistency and texture. I combine the second pint of blueberries with sugar and mash them over medium heat on the stovetop and then reduce the mixture by half.

This step does take some extra time, but it will really set your cobbler or pie apart. I do this with any type of berry pie or cobbler I’m making, I just love the way it turns out. It allows you to add less cornstarch so you avoid that gelatin-like filling consistency and makes everything into a smooth, thick syrup. It’s really just perfect! You’ll have to try it.

Let me know what you think!

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Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

Blueberry and Peach cobbler is a delicious combination of summertime fruit that switches up the typical cobbler. This recipe is perfect for any occasion!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 618 kcal

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 2 pints blueberries washed and divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 pounds peaches diced to about the same size as the blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Zest from 1 lemon

For the pie (cobbler) crust

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup ice cold water amount will vary.

For Assembly

  • 1 egg slightly beaten + 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Start off making the pie dough that you will use for your crust. You will get two crusts out of this, but will only need one.

For the Crust

  1. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut in butter in until the largest butter pieces are pea sized. You can use a pastry cutter or food processor. Make sure the butter is very chilled, you can dice it up and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to make sure it's cold enough.
  3. Mix the sour cream and 1/2 cup of the water and mix into the crust. You do not want the crust to be too wet. 

  4. Add water until the crust just barely comes together. This is easier to see if you are using a food processor, but doing it by hand is totally fine as well. Don't overwork the crust.

  5. Divide in half and place in fridge while you make the filling.

For the Filling

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine one of the pints of blueberries and the sugar.

  2.  Moderately mash the blueberries with a potato masher or a spoon and stir to combine with the sugar. 

  3. Let this mixture come to a simmer, slightly mashing and stirring along the way. Simmer until the mixture is reduced by half and thick, about 10 minutes.

  4. Combine the thickened blueberry mixture, the additional pint of blueberries, peaches, cornstarch, and lemon zest and stir until combined.

To Assemble

  1. Spray an 8x8 baking with cooking spray. Pour filling mixture into the dish and make sure it's spread evenly using a rubber spatula.
  2. Remove one pie crust from fridge and pat lightly into a square. Roll it out into an 8x8 square, rotating the dough 90 degrees between rolls as you go. This will help prevent sticking and help maintain the square shape.
  3. Place square on top of filling, tucking under any edges that don't quite fit. If you have a lot of excess, trim it off with a sharp knife or kitchen shears.
  4. Brush the the top with the egg was and cut four vent slits in any pattern in the top of the dough.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 45 minutes, or until the crust is dark golden brown.

Recipe Notes

For more details on making a pastry or pie crust, I have a tutorial here

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry & Peach Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 416mg 17%
Potassium 406mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 93g 31%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 49g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 24.8%
Vitamin C 27.6%
Calcium 4%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Blueberry and Peach cobbler is a delicious combination of summertime fruit that switches up the typical cobbler. This recipe is perfect for any occasion!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli
    January 4, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Great flavor combo!

  • Reply
    Klauss
    July 6, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    I love the berry filling, especially when its a lot and it’s so thick! Special thanks for the lemon zest 🙂 It will be tested as soon as the peaches will ripen.

    • Reply
      Alli
      July 6, 2016 at 5:31 PM

      Awesome, I let me know what you think!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Veggie Desserts
    July 6, 2016 at 4:50 AM

    Blueberries and peaches – a match made in heaven! Lovely recipe

    • Reply
      Alli
      July 6, 2016 at 6:47 AM

      Yes, I agree 🙂 Thank you!

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    July 6, 2016 at 4:11 AM

    Isn’t this such a lovely summer must! Love fruit crumbles and cobblers!

  • Reply
    Evan Kristine
    July 6, 2016 at 2:42 AM

    Wonderful recipe! I always loved cobblers especially served with ice cream. Cannot really go wrong with it!

  • Reply
    Claudia | Gourmet Project
    July 6, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    sounds wonderful! do you think I could substitute with brown sugar? thanks!

    • Reply
      Alli
      July 6, 2016 at 6:49 AM

      Yes, I think that would work fine. You may just have to reduce the mixture for less time, I find it thickens more quickly. Let me know if you try it!

  • Reply
    The Hungry Mum
    July 3, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    what a lovely dessert! It is winter here in Australia so this would be a welcome addition at the end of dinner.

    • Reply
      Alli
      July 4, 2016 at 8:50 AM

      Thanks! Yes, it is so perfect for any season!

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