A peach berry cobbler is one of my favorite desserts using a combination of summer fruits. This cobbler is a must during late summer when the fruit is at the perfect level of natural ripeness. The natural sugars from the soft fruit provide excellant sweetness. And, making the cobbler in a cast iron skillet makes it easy to serve during a Labor Day BBQ for the last hurrah! Wait, summer isn't over..Let's just call this a Late Summer Cobbler.
George’s Warm Peach Berry Cobbler
chefgeorgehirsch.com | Makes 4 –6 servings
As seen on George Hirsch Lifestyle TV series
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
3/4 quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup melted butter
Mix all sugars, flour, oats and nuts. Pour in butter and mix until topping looks like wet sand. Do not over mix; topping should have a lumpy consistency.
For the Filling:
4 cups Fresh Peaches- sliced and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces.
2 pints Fresh Blueberries, or mixed berries
1 loaf pound cake, sliced thin
1/3 cup water or *simple syrup
Pre heat a 375 degree oven.
Grease small individual ramekins, or one nine inch ovenproof casserole, or an iron skillet. line bottom of pan with sliced pound cake. Add peaches, blueberries and simple syrup. Top with a generous amount of crumb topping. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until crumb topping is crisp and light brown.
Serve warm topped with powder sugar, whip cream or powder sugar.
*To make simple syrup:
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 orange, cut into quarters
Place all ingredients into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for five minutes. Remove and cool.