Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fresh Peach and Dried Cherry Cobbler-Crisp

Ahhhh...the perfect dessert for a family dinner. Peaches are sooo sweet this year which makes it the perfect time to transform them into a tasty dessert especially since they are usually on sale at most grocery stores.   

I have made two cobblers this summer.  Once when my boyfriend's family was visiting and now tonight by special request from my mother since she had friends visiting from Virginia and wanted me to bring the dessert.  

Both times this dessert has been a hit, but this time I think I came up with the perfect combination of flavors . The cake bakes up with a nice golden brown, buttery crust while the cherries add tanginess to the sweet peaches. The contrast in flavors leaves you wanting seconds.  

I received the thumbs up from my dad, which has always been a tough one to get! My boyfriend also asked for a piece the following day.

I hope you give this quick and easy recipe a try for your next family dinner. I guarantee the chef will get a nice round of applause.

Fresh Peach and Dried Cherry Cobbler-Crisp
Makes one 9-10" pan (serves 6-8)


4 large peaches (peeled and cut into to 1/4" slices )

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup self-rising flour

3/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

 1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1 1/4  cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

2-3 tablespoons of Turbinado sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium size pot, add peeled peaches, 1/4 cup sugar , 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes till peaches are softened. Remove from heat and add dried cherries. Allow to cool.

While the peach/cherry mixture is cooling, microwave 1/2 cup butter until melted. Pour into an ovenproof baking dish 9 to 10 inches in size. Set aside

In a  bowl, mix the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut. Whisk together.  Stir in the milk and vanilla. Add 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats and mix together.

Pour the batter over the top of  the melted butter. Dollop the peaches/cherry mixture over the batter.

Bake for about 50 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons of turbinado sugar, return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes until the edges of the cobbler are nice and brown.

Enjoy with a scoop of your favorite ice cream


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