A sprinkling of coarse turbinado sugar gives this deep-dish cobbler a crunchy golden top.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
8 cups chopped peeled peaches (about 4 pounds)
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3 cups blackberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
Combine 1/4 cup flour, peaches, honey, juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; toss gently. Let stand 15 minutes. Fold in blackberries. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine 2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, granulated sugar, rind, and baking powder in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, and stir just until moist.
Drop dough onto peach mixture to form 12 mounds. Sprinkle mounds with turbinado sugar. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
This is an excellent, easy and flavorful recipe. When making just for us I half the recipe and bake in an 8x8 pan. The dough is virtually fool proof and the fruit filling is sweet enough but allows the flavor of the fruit to come through.
This came out almost like a shortcake with fruit baked in which isn't necessarily bad I just wasn't expecting that. I have a go-to cobbler recipe and this one is just different. I substituted strawberries for the blackberries and used wheat flour which made the 'biscuit' that much denser. I liked the flavor of the honey with the fruit but could've used just a touch more sweetness and more juice. I will play with this recipe and see how it goes but definitely a must try!
Can't wait to make this. Wanted to share an easy and quick step to peeling soft fruit. It looks like a veggie peeler but is made to peel soft fruit(peaches, tomatoes etc.) It is by Zyliss and under ten dollars. I got mine at Giant Eagle in Columbus, Ohio but I am sure you can get it on line. Skips the step of hot water or microwave.
I've made this twice with whole wheat flour and substituted the sugar with Splenda. It's one of my husband's favorites. Add a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt and you have a fairly low calorie dessert. It is a little time consuming peeling the peaches, but other than that it goes together pretty easy.
The only thing I would change would be to add less lemon juice, maybe only one Tbs. I am usually not a fan of biscuit-style, cobblers, but this one was fantastic. Substituted dried orange peel for lemon rind.The turbinado sugar was worth the splurge.