fresh blueberries

Now that summer is almost over (ugh!) what do we do with all those wonderful fresh peaches we canned or froze? We were able to find some nice fresh blueberries… which next to peaches are my favorite fruit. Well, maybe after Hawaiian papaya and pineapple… oh, and strawberries. Wait, I love bananas too… and white nectarines…  I love white nectarines! Okay, so I’m a huge fruit lover and can’t choose my favorite! But I can tell you this… I’d choose a warm fruit cobbler (especially peach) over a cake on my birthday any day… hands down! So we made this bluebery-peach cobbler that I could get fat on! I know all you gluten free people can’t partake of this deletable treat. But take my word for it… it was good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart peaches; if using  fresh peaches, add 1 – or less cups water (not too much as the peaches will make their own juice as they cook) and 1 Tbsp sugar (optional) 
  • 1 quart fresh blueberries
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour (to mix with blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Peel fresh peaches and slice to fill one quart, add small amount water – if desired and 1 Tbsp sugar or to taste.  Add 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 1 tsp cinnamon to mixture. Set aside. In another bowl mix blueberries, juice or 2 Tbsp of lemon, and 2 Tbsp flour, and 1/4 cup sugar. Combine peaches and blueberries mixtures. Place in 9×13 baking dish.

Crust ingredients:

  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt.  Cut in butter. Add milk, beaten eggs and nuts. Drop in dollops onto fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until crust is a golden brown.

Almond whipped cream ingredients:

  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar (or a bit less- you don’t want this too sweet)
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Whip cream until thickened. Add sugar and almond extract. Chill until ready to use.

Serve cobbler warm with chilled whipped cream. Enjoy!

I suppose those of you who don’t eat gluten could just make a gluten-free nut crumble without the flour.  What made this dish so yummy was of course the fruit. But somehow the combination of the pecans in the batter with the almond flavored whipped cream was really, really tasty!

I hope you can enjoy this dish on a chilly fall night! So, any ideas on how to make this non-gluten friendly (I’ll share a gluten-free idea in a later post)? And what are your favorite fruit cobblers? I’d love to hear!

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