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Peach Cobbler with Blueberry Drop Biscuit Topping

Makes 10 - 12 servings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry cobbler, blueberry drop biscuits, buttermilk, dessert, peaches, summer
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 cups sliced fresh peaches about 6 large peaches
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup buttermilk see buttermilk substitution below
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, stir together 1 /4 cup sugar and cornstarch. Add peaches, tossing gently to coat. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • In same bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining ½ cup sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. (alternatively pulse dry ingredients together with butter in food processor).
  • Stir in blueberries. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened (dough will be sticky).
  • Drop dough by spoonfuls over peaches. Sprinkle biscuit topping with 2 tablespoons of turbinado sugar if desired.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until biscuit topping is golden brown.
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Depending on sweetness of peaches, you may want to add additional sugar, mixed with cornstarch.
  • Substitute frozen peaches and blueberries when fresh are not in season. To make with frozen fruit, use 3 (20-ounce) bags of thawed frozen peaches, thawed and drained and 1 (16-ounce) bag of frozen blueberries (do not thaw blueberries to prevent berries from turning biscuit dough blue).
  • Buttermilk substitution: Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice to a liquid measuring cup. Fill with whole milk to 1 cup line. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes, until slightly thickened and you will see small curdled bits.
  • Turbinado sugar is ideal as a crunchy topping on this cobbler as well as muffins, quick breads and cookies. It gives baked goods some texture as it doesn’t melt or dissolve into the batter.