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The Best Okanagan Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

cobbler

It doesn’t get much better than perfectly ripe fruit at the height of summer.  Of all the summer fruit available in British Columbia in July and August, the local blueberries and Okanagan peaches have to be my two absolute favourites.  I had bought a dozen peaches at the local Farmer’s Market last week and still had a bunch of fresh blueberries in my fridge.  I also had vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, so naturally cobbler came to mind!  I looked up around a half dozen recipes and took what I think is the best parts of all of them, added blueberries and came up with the most delicious cobbler recipe I have ever tried.  I literally ate cobbler and ice-cream for DINNER three nights in a row!  (Don’t judge.  It’s summer and it’s too hot to cook!).  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did!  I can’t wait to make it again (:

INGREDIENTS

filling

  • 6 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced (I peel them with a vegetable peeler)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen then thawed)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Crumble topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup granola (I used almond maple but any kind would work!)
  • MIX TOGETHER:  3 Tbsp white sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon

METHOD

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  • In large bowl, combine all ‘filling’ ingredients listed above and toss to coat evenly.
  • Pour into a baking dish (NOTE:  choose the size of dish according to how thick you want the filling to be.  I like mine pretty thin because the topping is my favourite part!) and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Remove fruit from oven and pour topping evenly oven it.
  • Sprinkle the cobbler with the sugar/cinnamon mixture and bake until topping is golden (about 30 minutes).
  • Let cool for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy on its own or with iceceam, whipped cream or BOTH!!