Blueberry Peach Cobbler tastes just like summer

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blueberry peach cobbler

I love August. I love how the simple act of flipping the calendar somehow makes the air feel different. I love the abundance in the markets, I love the baskets of Ontario peaches and how everywhere you turn there are gorgeous pints of plump New Brunswick blueberries.

I know the summer clock is ticking once August arrives but all the same, I can’t resist all that August offers.

blueberry peach cobbler

This is an easy dessert that lets me indulge in two of my favourite summer fruits – peaches and blueberries. The two combine beautifully in this delicious cobbler, or pudding cake as some might call it. Eaten right out of the oven drizzled with fresh cream, every bite tastes like a warm August afternoon.

The recipe can be adapted for any fruit or fruit combination and of course you can serve it with ice cream too.

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped peaches (about 2 peaches, skinned and chopped)
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Butter an 8”x8” glass or ceramic dish and preheat oven to 400 F

For the fruit:

  1. In a small saucepan whisk the cornstarch into the water then stir in the blueberries, peaches, molasses and lemon juice. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook 3-5 minutes until slightly thickened.
  2. Remove fruit from heat, stir in the lemon zest then scoop out ½ cup of mixture and set aside. Pour remaining fruit into the prepared baking dish.

For the cake topping:

  1. In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, ginger and salt. In a small bowl whisk together egg, milk, butter and vanilla. Add wet to dry and mix just until incorporated.
  2. Pour batter over fruit in baking dish then pour extra ½ cup of fruit mixture over the batter.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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14 thoughts on “Blueberry Peach Cobbler tastes just like summer

  1. Bonnie Foley says:

    well I put it in with the cooking fruit, I suppose thats likely where it goes.

    1. Hi Bonnie, As you discovered, the lemon zest can go in anytime. I have since updated the recipe. Sorry about the omission.

  2. Freda Connellan says:

    Love molasses so look forward to receiving recipes and newsletters. Thanks, Freda

  3. Joyce Parsons says:

    I would like to try some of these Recipe.

  4. Joan says:

    just love all the Grandma Molasses molasses recipies

  5. eileen barker says:

    I am always looking for good recipes , , which I have found on this site

    1. Hi Eileen, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the recipes.

  6. Avril says:

    I made the cobbler, but found it too heavy for a summer dessert. Also the molasses overpowered the fruit. Sounded better than it tastes.

  7. ELSIE BROWN says:

    I ENJOYED IT

  8. Caitlyn says:

    Is there anything that could be used as a substitute for the cornstarch?

    Thanks and Many Blessings,
    Caitlyn

    1. Hi Caitlyn, Since the cornstarch is just used to thicken the mixture you could substitute arrowroot powder or flour.

  9. Gerry says:

    Made this and substituted blackberries for the peaches. Delicious!

    1. Hi Gerry — Yum, great idea!

  10. Barb Hoffman says:

    Looking forward to your emails.

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