Patchwork Fruit Cobbler is a medley of peaches, plums, and blueberries with an easy to assemble patchwork crust made of squares of sugar-crusted pastry.
You could use any combination of fruit in season~
I had peaches from a trip to the Farmers’ Market
and fresh red plums.
The crust is assembled with squares of dough, cut with a fluted pastry wheel and placed in a patchwork design with openings for steam to escape as your cobbler bakes.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg yolk
3 tablespoons ice-cold milk
8 cups peeled and sliced firm, ripe peaches (about 7 large or 3 lb.)
6 cups sliced red plums (about 9 medium or 2 lb.)
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 large egg
Sanding sugar or sparkling sugar
Stir together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut 1 cup butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Whisk together egg yolk and milk; stir into flour mixture just until dough starts to form a ball. (I used my food processor to pulse everything together and make the dough.) Shape dough into a flat disk using lightly floured hands. Wrap disk in plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 24 hours.
Preheat oven to 425°. Place peaches, plums, blueberries, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir together 1 3/4 cups sugar and 1/2 cup flour; sprinkle over peach mixture, and gently stir. Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch or shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter.
Place dough disk on a lightly floured surface; sprinkle with flour. Place a piece of plastic wrap over dough disk. (This makes the dough easier to roll.) Roll dough to 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thickness; cut into 2-inch squares. Arrange squares in a patchwork pattern over peach mixture, leaving openings for steam to escape.
Whisk together egg and 2 Tbsp. water; brush dough with egg mixture. Sprinkle with sanding sugar or sparkling sugar.
Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 40 to 55 minutes or until crust is deep golden and peach mixture is bubbly, shielding edges with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Transfer to a wire rack; cool 1 hour.
You can find a printable version of this recipe courtesy of Southern Living, here.
Enjoy the bounty of the season!
You can Taste the Fruit at the table with Lenox Orchard in Bloom, Peach and Pear Blossom, and an easy recipe for a Rustic Mixed Fruit Tart, here.
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~Henry David Thoreau
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This looks absolutely delicious and very summary!
What can I say after I say yum!
And I love that Lenox pattern.
Yum!!! Mary, your blog is the most beautiful blog on the planet!!! It’s a treat for my eyes and I savor every photo, word, recipe and idea. Thank you for sharing your girls with us, too!
Love the Thoreau quote, love the landscape with fruit.
Looks so delicious ! Beautiful combination of fruits and flavors. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream. Thank you.
Mary, your Lenox pie plate is just beautiful…love how it looks in the basket setting. I would just love a bowl of that cobbler right now with my morning tea…yum!
Yummy, Mary! I love the simple country look of the patchwork crust!!!!
Welcome to our “group” I heard you were a new member!
I am hosting my bunco group this month and this dessert is perfect for my crowd!…Thanks Mary…and gorgeous table as always…love the fruit patterned dish!
Yummy! Never thought of doing the crust like that. Very appetizing!🍰
Looks so yummy !! You make it look so easy to do, I can mess up boiling water , :). But I think I will give this a good try !
Have a super day!
Yummy and what a pretty way to do the crust.
A crust with pinking shears…wouldn’t this be PERFECT for all my sewing friends?! How fun & how yummy looking…thanks for sharing the recipe & how you did it.
Pretty arrangement, too. I adore the vignettes you create, Mary!
What a great idea for the crust; something my liitle grands can do without a redo or a fuss.
Oh my! I LOVE the patchwork crust on this cobbler! So much easier than doing a basketweave and prettier, I think! I must make this before the peaches disappear!
I just found a peach and nectarine crostata over at the Painted Apron and now THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in fruit Heaven right now:) This looks delicious and something I would do. I loved those plates and your presentation is always flawless. Are you part of the Kitchen tour????? XO, Pinky
mmmmmm! I guess we were both thinking delicious summer fruit pies this week! Your patchwork cobbler is delightful Mary, LOVE how you did the crust, brilliant of course! I do appreciate the tip about using saran to help with rolling out the dough~I certainly want to try this before the summer bounty disappears!
This new take on fruit cobbler looks and sounds delicious!! I can proudly say I’ve never met a cobbler I didn’t like. :) This makes such a pretty presentation, it would be fun to serve to guests. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I also love the Lenox Orchard pie plate — so pretty for late summer and early fall.
I hope you have a wonderful day, Mary!
I was wondering what I might serve to a group attending a meeting in my home ; this is just the recipe I need. You always send along delicious recipes. Thank you.
How pretty, Mary. The pastry crust is practical and it looks pretty. :D
Lovely summer dessert…!
Off to make cobbler….franki
I love how you cut the crust into squares…so cute.
Looks so delicious!!! Now I know what to make with the last bits of fruit that may not last another day or so.. So inspiring you are !!!!
Your cobbler is beautiful Mary! I love the fun patchwork crust, I’ll bet it tasted great:@)
I have pinned your beautiful photos for months and months and I just now realized you are from the Lake Norman area. Wow! I am also from the area and absolutely love your work. I don’t think you have a store in the area but if you do, would you let me know…I would love to visit.
Thanks so much Melinda! No I’m thankfully out of retail so no more working weekends and holidays :)
That looks very yummy.. I would have never thought plums..
very cute, love the flavor combo!
That has got to be one of the prettiest cobblers I’ve ever seen!! I’m usually pretty stuck on my cobbler recipe, but this looks so good I just have to pin it to try. Thank you!!
~April @DimplesandDelights (visiting from StoneGable)
I’m away visiting my mom, but when I return I think a cobbler is moving to the top of my baking list. This is an adorable idea! Love Rett’s comment about the pinking shears.
Yum…looks super good.
This looks so delicious, Mary! I love those little crinkled squared of crust. A beautiful cobbler, indeed.
Love the crust!
– The Tablescaper
Hi Mary, this is my first visit as I followed your link from Between Naps on the Porch. That fruit cobbler definitely got my attention :D I would love to have you participate in my Patisserie Tuesdays which happen on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a party that features treats from the sweet sides of our kitchens be it handmade candy, ice cream, cookies and so on. I am adding the link from the first party so you can see what it’s all about. I do hope to see you and any friends you think might have fun baking and sharing.
Hugs and nice to meet you! Hope to see at the September party…
Love the mixed fruit cobbler and how fun to crazy quilt the crust. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
The cobbler looks marvelous, i must try that recipe, love the top and it seems so easy and looks so unique, thanks for sharing this recipe and your pretty pictures, I love dessert…Phyllis
I love that beauty of a cobbler. I haven’t had coffee yet but wouldn’t that taste scrumptious with it!