Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Blackberry and Nectarine Cobbler

Blackberry and Nectarine Cobbler
Yesterday while taking a walk I found a patch of ripe wild blackberries. I could just taste this cobbler. This recipe is a favorite.
3 cups fresh blackberries
2 1/4 pounds nectarines (about 7 medium nectarines)
1 1/4 cup sugar plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2" chunks
3/4 cup whole milk
shallow 2 1/2 quart baking dish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Whisk together 1 1/4 cups sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl, then add blackberries and nectarines and toss to combine well. Transferred to a buttered baking dish and bake in middle of oven 10 to 15 minutes until hot.
While fruit bakes, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, then blend in butter with your finger tips until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk and stir just until a dough forms. Drop dough on top of hot fruit in six mounds. Sprinkle tops of dough with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Bake another 25 to35 minutes.
TIP Any combination of fruit suitable for a pie will work with this recipe.


kazari_lu said...

I tried making a cobbler for the first time recently - let's just say I need some practice! I'll try your recipe next time.

Dine With Donna said...

Thank you LU for visiting and leaving your comment on my blog. Donna