Do you love a classic cobbler as much as I do? If you do, you will love this Southern Peach Blackberry Cobbler Recipe. It is simple to make and is such a great summer dessert.
Why You Need To Make This Cobbler
For one, it is a really simple dessert to make. Yes, it takes a few minutes to cut up your peaches, but other than that, it comes together in about 10 minutes. Then it is hands-off until it is baked.
The combo of the peaches and blackberries is one I can never resist. It really is such a great combo.
As much as I love this for dessert, secretly it is one of my favorite breakfasts! I eat it cold or warm, I am not particular.
What Is The Difference Between A Cobbler And A Pie?
If you aren’t familiar with cobblers, you might be wondering what is the difference between them and a classic pie.
The main difference is in the crust. With a pie, will have a bottom and top crust. Or at least a bottom crust
In a cobbler, there is no bottom crust. In most recipes, you will find the fruit filling topped with an almost cake-like batter. Some use pie dough or short dough, but for this one, I used a cake-style topping.
- Fresh Peaches– you will need fresh peaches for this recipe and quite a few of them. I used 5 for mine. Peaches vary in size, which is why I went with a cup measurement instead of a number of peaches.
- Fresh Blackberries- You can leave these out and just use peaches, but I really recommend the combo. They are so good together!
- Granulated Sugar– I have not experimented with other sweeteners, so I cannot give recommendations for them.
- Whole Wheat Pastry Flour– This is my preferred whole wheat flour for cakes, cookies, etc. It is a lower protein flour, that will still give your bake a nice tender texture. If you have not tried it, I highly recommend it.
- Baking Powder– This will help the batter to rise. Otherwise, it will be a thick mess.
- Salt– It only takes a touch, but do not leave it out.
- Buttermilk- The cobbler is a very thin batter, so you have almost equal parts of buttermilk to flour. Don't worry though, it thickens up beautifully in the oven.
- Butter– Always butter. Well, unless you are dairy-free, then you can always use a dairy-free vegan butter.
- Vanilla- It only takes a little bit, but as with most baked goods, it is pretty essential.
How To Make Peach Cobbler
- Start by cutting up the peaches. I promise this is the longest part of the recipe, and even it doesn't take long.
- Add the peaches, blackberries, and sugar to your skillet. I used a Lodge Cast Iron skillet, but you can use any oven-safe skillet you like. Turn them over a few times, you don't need to mix them very much.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the cobbler. Mix them well, then pour the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla over the top.
- Mix this well and pour it over the peach mixtures. Sprinkle with the reserved granulated sugar.
- Bake until it is golden brown and the peaches are tender.
Baking With Whole Wheat Flour
- I realize baking with whole wheat flour can seem like a mystery to many people. In fact, I know a lot of people are scared to bake with whole wheat, per previous bad experiences.
- Let me tell you though, with a few tips and tricks, you will quickly be baking some awesome things with whole wheat flour.
- The first thing to know is you need to know is what type of wheat to use for your baked good. This can make such a huge difference as different wheat has different protein levels.
- I recommend using whole wheat pastry flour for this recipe. It is a lower-protein flour and works really well for cookies, cakes, cobblers, etc.
What To Look For In Peaches For Baking
The optimal peach is the perfect peach. Wondering what that is? It is a peach that is slightly soft, but not mushy.
To test for ripeness, press gently on the sides of the peach. If it gives just slightly, it is ripe and ready to go.
If it isn't quite ripe, put it in a brown lunch bag and roll down the top. The peaches will ripen quickly this way, so make sure to check every 12 hours or so.
Ways To Serve The Peach Cobbler
I really like to eat this cobbler just like it is. It is really good cold or warm.
My boys and hubby love this with vanilla ice cream, which is really tasty as well. You can also serve it with whipped cream if you prefer.
There really is no wrong way to eat this!
Other Fruit Desserts
- Strawberry Sugar Cookie Bars
- Roasted Strawberry Cake With Lime Buttercream
- Fruit Pizza
- Creamy Lemon Mascarpone Dip
- Lemon Chiffon Layered Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Layered Cake
- Nectarine Cobbler
Southern Peach Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
- 10-inch skillet
- 5 cups peaches cut into 2-inch chunks
- 1 cup blackberries
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ⅓ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup sugar set aside 2 tablespoons to sprinkle on top.
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the peach chunks, blackberries, and ⅓ cup granulated sugar in the skillet. I used a 10-inch cast iron skillet. You don't have to mix this too much
- In another, smaller bowl, combine the flour, ⅔ cup (minus 2 tablespoons), baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
- Pour the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla over top. Mix until it is mostly smooth.
- Pour the mixture over the peaches and blackberries in the cast iron skillet.
- Sprinkle the reserved sugar over the cobbler and place in the oven.
- Bake until the cobbler is golden brown and the peaches tender. Mine took about 30 minutes. Plan on 25-35 minutes.
- You can serve this hot, that is delicious. Or you can allow it to cool slightly before serving. As a note, this is one of my favorite breakfasts!
- This is really good served on its own, with vanilla ice cream, or even with whipped cream.
- It will hold well for up to 5 days in the fridge.