I was going to try this recipe for a Peach Cobbler and bought some nice-looking peaches at the supermarket. For some reason, there were a couple of peaches missing from my fruit basket when I was about to start on the cobbler the following day.
I did the next best thing and dug into my freezer to see if I had any leftover frozen fruits there. All I had was less a pack of those mixed fruits for smoothies – still not enough. So I ended up using one of the large red delicious apples that turned out to be very sweet and crisp. The whole thing was delicious with the top perfectly crisp and crumbly at the same time and it absorbed the fruit juices. For me, that really is the best part of a cobbler – with or without the cream. This mix of fruits was also very nice with the smooth and tender peaches, a little crunch from the apples and those tiny bursts of sweetness as you bit on a blueberry just gave it the right touch.
Mixed Fruit Cobbler:
3 c. mixed fruits – peeled and sliced fresh peaches/apple/berries etc.
1/2 c. granulated sugar (Less if your fruits are sweeter than usual)
4 tbsps. butter cut in small pieces
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. heavy cream
Butter a 1.5 quart baking dish and put in the fruit mix. Sprinkle with the sugar and dot with butter.
In a bowl, mix the crust’s dry ingredients. Cut in the butter and stir in cold heavy cream until dough is manageable. Roll dough out on a slightly floured surface and place over the fruits.
Bake at 375F for 35 minutes or until top is browned. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm in bowls, with or without cream or ice cream.