Friday, June 20, 2008

Foody Friday - Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

The very thought of blueberries makes me happy all the way down to my toes. I buy a big 2 lb. box of them at Costco, and between Savannah and I, we demolish them within a day or two.

I ran across this cobbler recipe a few years back, and I like it because it is not overly sweet, and because the topping is more cake-like than biscuit-like.

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
3 cups fresh nectarines (or peaches) - peeled, pitted and sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons coarse granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup white sugar, and baking powder. Mix in milk and 1/4 cup butter until smooth. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, cornstarch, and water. Mix in the peaches and blueberries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Mix in 1 tablespoon butter and lemon juice. Continue cooking until the butter melts. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart ungreased baking dish.

Evenly spoon batter in mounds over the hot fruit. In a small bowl, mix the coarse sugar and nutmeg, and sprinkle over the batter.
Place the baking dish on a shallow baking pan in the preheated oven. Bake cobbler for about 35 minutes, or until bubbly and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.

Go visit Jenny at A Latte Talk for more great berry recipes!


IA. said...

Ooo this looks scrumptious! If only my boy can eat blueberries, I'd try that recipe in a second!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Man I wish I had some of that with my coffee right about now! YUMMY!

mer said...

Oh my goodness...that looks heavenly.

Blueberries (2lb box) lasts about 2 days in my house too. Have you ever tried freezing them? My kids love 'em as a frozen snack!

Jenn said...

This recipe sounds scrumptious! Can't wait to try it!

Jenny said...

Wow. I have all of those ingredients. Dare I make this? Sunday afternoon treat?? mmm... I just might.

Queen to my 3 Boys said...