Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
Updated: Aug 23
Hi internet! It sure is summer, so this blog post is dedicated to cobbler, a very summery dessert with very summery fruit.
So this cobbler is one of the easiest things I've ever baked. It's very forgiving, requires almost no precision, and will still come out delicious. The recipe is from my favorite gay website, Autostraddle, which recently started providing baking recipes (good news for me).
I was really excited when I found this recipe because my boyfriend loves peaches but is tragically allergic to them when they're raw, and I wanted him to enjoy peak peach season. He really likes this cobbler!
Before we dive in...a small update I guess? I recently changed my name to Tuck and my pronouns from they/them to he/him. I guess this isn't such a small update. I am transitioning into my peak form, which is boy. Let's get back to more important stuff...
-3 ounces blueberries
-9 ounces peaches, cut into chunks
-1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup milk
-1 1/4 cups water
-Some baking vessel that is at least 2 inches deep
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the 4 tablespoons of butter in the baking pan and place in the oven. Allow the butter to melt while you prepare the fruit mixture.
For this you'll cut your peaches into chunks and place with blueberries in a medium to large bowl. Add lime or lemon juice, sugar, and salt, and mix until the sugar is coating the fruit.
Your butter might be melted by now. If it is, take the pan out of the oven, swirl the pan gently so that the butter glazes over the sides, and then transfer the butter to a cup or bowl.
Prepare your dry mixture: add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt to a separate medium bowl and mix together. Then add the milk to your butter, mix them together, and add this mixture slowly to your dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
Yum! Spread this batter evenly onto the bottom of your baking pan. Then add the fruit, and press them down. Finally, boil 1.25 cups of water and add to the baking pan. Here is my cobbler, going through it.
Place in the oven for 25-27 minutes. You want the batter to become kind of crispy-looking and maybe a little browned. Your kitchen will smell like cinnamon and fruit pastry soon :)
N.B. My pan was just shy of 2 inches so I needed to place a cookie baking sheet underneath it, since a very small amount of boiling batter was leaking over the pan. It's not a big deal, but if your pan is as shallow as mine, put something underneath it so that you don't end up with burnt batter on the bottom of your oven like mine does from the first cobbler attempt 💀
Wow! This is so fucking delicious. The batter is slightly crispy on top but so soft and luxurious underneath. The fruits' flavor seeps into every part of the cobbler, and the slight tartness of the blueberries really complements the sweetness of ripe peaches. You can have this fresh out of the oven (I recommend it) or later, or even straight out of the fridge. I've ever heard it's good with ice cream.
So please enjoy some cobbler, and maybe check out Autostraddle for some gay whimsy.
P.S. Serving size of 1/4 of entire cobbler is 377 calories.