Kids love peach and berry cobbler

The kids in our Sprouts and Roots program picked a lot of peaches in the last couple of weeks.  It was the first time that most of them had ever had fruit right off the tree!  In honor of our new favorite fruit and a reward for the hard work in our garden beds, we celebrated with a peach and berry cobbler.  The blackberries came Duncan Family Farm, one of our Thursday vendors.

Cobblers are a quick and easy way to enjoy whatever fruit is fresh and local.  The prep time is pretty short.  I didn’t include a biscuit recipe, but there are so many (I won’t criticize if you use a mix even!).  Any combination of fruit and berries works.

peach & blackberry cobbler

Preheat the oven to 375º.  Have ready an unbuttered baking dish of about 2-quart capacity and 2 inches deep.

Combine in any combination, equaling about 6 cups:

  • ripe peaches
  • blackberries

Combine and toss with fruit:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Spread evenly in the baking dish and prepare a biscuit dough of your choosing.  Roll or pat the dough into desired shapes.  Arrange the dough over the fruit. If covering the whole dish with the dough, be sure to slit it in several places to allow steam to escape.  Brush with a glaze of melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake until the top is golden brown and the juices have thickened a bit – about 45 to 50 minutes.  Let cool about 15 minutes before serving.  Enjoy with ice cream or whipped cream!

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