Tonight my three sons and I had a delicious dinner at my sister’s house. We made spicy barbecue beef roast, macaroni and cheese, and green beans with new potatoes. I received a huge compliment from my sis when she said that the green beans tasted just like our late mama’s. No better compliment!
For dessert I improvised a delicious blueberry-peach cobbler. It turned out wonderfully well! I have received a request or two for the recipe, so I will share it with you, since there is a plentiful supply of both blueberries and peaches in the summertime. I hope you’ll go to your local blueberry farms, peach farms, or farmer’s markets to buy your supply of these delectable fruits this summer!
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
6 cups fruit: I used four cups sliced fresh peaches and two cups fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix together the cornstarch, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Next, add the peach slices, blueberries, and vanilla. Mix well. Set aside.
(Note: this filling is based on my friend Amy’s recipe here. She shared it with me last summer, and I made several variations of it during the peak of the fruit season. Thank you, Amy!)
For the crust: In a casserole dish (approx. 10×14) melt 3/4 cup butter in a 350 degree oven. Don’t leave unattended; I don’t like the butter to brown.
In a mixing bowl, combine:
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cup self-rising flour
1 cup of milk
Mix well. Pour over the melted butter in the casserole dish. Do not stir.
Next, spoon fruit mixture all over the top of the crust batter, distributing evenly; the crust will rise during baking.
Bake until the crust is evenly browned on top, and the center is not jiggly. It should take about 35 minutes or so.
The final product, taken with my iPhone camera:
This made a large cobbler, and the five of us here tonight only ate about 2/3 of it. Now, all three teenaged boys had two servings, so that was eight servings eaten tonight, and there are three or four servings left over.
Please let me know if you try this dessert; it’s very simple to make, and everyone seems to love it. Top it with homemade vanilla ice cream if you want to make everyone completely delirious and in love with you. Happy summer!