Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fresh Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

When I originally made this, I used half the amount of fruit.  This made for WAAAAAY to much of the pastry part.  So I doubled the fruit and it was so much better.  I've also made it using blueberries which is also an awsome combination..
Fresh peach and blackberry cobbler
  • 2 cup sliced peaches
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • sweetener of choice,to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup baking mix
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray.  If you are using fresh peaches, you will need to peel them.  Do this by plunging them into boiling water for a few seconds, the skins will slip right off. Slice them by cutting down to the pit, then gently prying the pieces off with your fingers or your knife.  Place them into a bowl and add the blackberries, sweetener, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger.  Gently toss together until well combined.  In a small bowl, measure out your baking mix.  Add in the brown sugar and stir to combine thoroughly.  Using a fork, mash the butter into the mix.  Stir in the milk.  Spoon the fruit mixture into your baking dish.  Dollop the dough onto the top of the fruit, leaving little gaps in the top.  If using, sprinkle on the chopped pecans.  Place in the oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.  Serve hot topped with ice cream or at room temperature with whipped cream.