Fresh peaches, photo by: Christy Pringle
It's peach season here in the south and what better way to highlight these luscious fruits than with a fresh peach cobbler? The addition of blackberries makes for a delightful surprise when the dessert is spooned out. Get the freshest by picking your own at local Pick-Your-Own farms. There are a couple in the area. In Bedford county, there is Farris Volunteer Nursery located at 552 Knight Campground Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160. Phone: (931) 680-0840, Fax: (931) 680-0210. They do peaches and blackberries. In Lincoln there is Dennison's located at 98 Milner Switch, Elora, TN, 37328. Phone: (931) 937-8162. Fax: (931) 937-6087. They have Blackberries, Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Corn, Eggplants, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes.
- 1 cup sliced peaches (three small fresh peaches)
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- sweetener of choice,to taste
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup baking mix
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray. If you are using fresh peaches, you will need to peel them. Do this by plunging them into boiling water for a few seconds, the skins will slip right off. Slice them by cutting down to the pit, then gently prying the pieces off with your fingers or your knife. Place them into a bowl and add the blackberries, sweetener, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger. Gently toss together until well combined. In a small bowl, measure out your baking mix. Add in the brown sugar and stir to combine thoroughly. Using a fork, mash the butter into the mix. Stir in the milk. Spoon the fruit mixture into your baking dish. Dollop the dough onto the top of the fruit, leaving little gaps in the top. If using, sprinkle on the chopped pecans. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. Serve hot topped with ice cream or at room temperature with whipped cream.