March 17th in our family, is not a day to wear green and run around pinching people...although I fully support anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday in whatever way they choose. March 17th was day my sweet grandmother, Janny went to be with the Lord. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of her passing and I wanted to do something special to celebrate her memory. My mother's best friend growing up and still to this day is a beautiful lady named Sandy or as we call her, Dew Arch. In fact we all had nicknames like that for each other, mine is Dew Ang (you see the pattern) and my mother's is Dew Var (her middle name is Virgina, so it's derived from that) to be honest, I forget how all that come about. They made all that up before I was born...on my birth certificate it probably say's "Dew Ang" somewhere on there, I imagine. Dew Arch was telling me how my grandmother made the most amazing Peach Cobbler so I joyfully skipped off in search of the recipe. Digging thru index card, after index card I couldn't find it anywhere but that's ok, just means she's keeping it tucked away safe somewhere so when I do it find it, it will mean even more. She know's I just don't give up that easy, anyways. So today, I am bringing you what I would imagine she would be very proud of. My hubby and I discussed in great detail what we wanted from a cobbler and this certainly delivered and GREATLY exceeded our exceptions!!! As I am posting this (which I made on Friday) there is ONLY 1 serving left. The buttery crust compliments the lightly sweetened fruit that has just a hint of almond running thru it, this is what I imagine hers tasted like...awww, HEAVEN!!! This dish is so much easier than baking a cake, you will be shocked at how quickly you can whip this up and at how quickly it will be devoured.
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 C + 2 T sugar
1 egg yoke
1 1/4 tsp Almond extract (vanilla is fine too but we just prefer Almond)
1 T cornstarch
16 oz bag frozen peaches, thawed
12 oz bag frozen blueberries, thawed
Garnish with cinnamon
Garnish with cinnamon
In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
Using a wooden spoon/stick ~snickers~ whatever you have on hand, beat together the butter and 1/2 cup sugar in a medium bowl until well combined. Beat in egg yoke and 1/4 tsp almond extract. Add the flour mixture and stir til well combined. Place dough in ice box ;) (what we call the fridge, now-a-days) while preheating to 375F
Place all the berries in a 2qt rectangular baking dish, stir in remaining 2 T sugar, cornstarch and almond extract. Toss gently to coat.
Drop the dough in heaping tablespoons over the berries, it will not cover the fruit entirely and don't worry about trying to spread it. It spreads while it's cooking. Bake until bubbling, about 45 mins. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Let cool before serving and ENJOY!!! Makes approximately 6-8 servings.
Inspired by Canal House recipe