Peaches and blueberries work together in harmony making this cobbler dessert one of the sweetest you'll have this year.
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled peaches
2 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled stick margarine or butter, cut into small pieces
6 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
Mint sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add peaches, blueberries, lemon juice, and vanilla, and toss gently. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake mixture at 400° for 15 minutes.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt)in a medium bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk; stir just until flour mixture is moist.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3 times. Roll dough to about a 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 16 biscuits using a 2-inch biscuit cutter.
Remove dish from oven; arrange biscuits on top of hot fruit mixture. Bake an additional 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
It loses one star because the liquid didn't quite thicken enough - more cornstarch next time. Great combo of fruit flavors and as others have noted, not overly sweet. Fun to roll out the biscuit topping! Pro-tip - I made the dough in my food processor - pulse after the dry ingredients, pulse a few times after adding the butter to make coarse crumbs - then add the buttermilk and pulse until blended. Then knead and roll out as directed. For guests I'd likely do an egg wash on the top of the biscuits or at least a sprinkle of raw sugar just for the aesthetics.
Two words, loved it. I thought the peach and blueberry flavors went together very well. The recipe was fairly easy to make and would be a great dessert for company during the summer. I served the dish with vanilla ice-cream which complimented it perfectly. I also liked the fact that not much sugar and fat were in the dish. Many fruit dishes call for tons of sugar and are overly sweet, but this dish was perfect. I've added this to my recipe box.
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