Bourbon Blueberry & Peach Cobbler

July 29, 2015

Originally, I had no post to share with you today. But, I had an itch to browse through my archives to see what husband and I were up to this time last year (a favorite part of why I blog - because I get to look back). It just so happens that we had enjoyed a crazy good dessert, one that I (along with my family) fell hard for. So, I wanted to whip this recipe out and insist that you make it!

Twice last July, I made Food Network's recipe for a campfire cobbler. Instead of heating it over coals as they instruct, I baked it in my oven, and it turned out nothing short of amazing. As someone who is not a fan of bourbon, I was pleasantly surprised with the taste and how much I loved it. Because, honestly, it's a faint taste if any at all. The crumble topping didn't hurt, and was in fact my favorite part. Really, who doesn't love a good crumble?!

The first time I made this, we ate it with the recommended side of vanilla yogurt. Again, I was surprised with how delicious that was. Yogurt and cobbler don't sound like a winning pair, but it was such a nice combination of textures. The second time I made this (yes, it's good enough to make over and over again), we paired it with vanilla frozen yogurt. It was super that way too. You could keep pairing it with several different varieties of yogurt or frozen yogurt and it would still be a amazing. Maybe some different flavors about a lemon version?

Now that I've talked you into making this cobbler perfection, get to it! You're missing out until you take a bite, followed by eating the entire thing :)

  • What You'll Need 
    • For the filling
      • 5 peaches, sliced
      • 3/4 cup blueberries
      • 1/4 cup bourbon
      • 1/4 cup sugar
      • 2 TBSP cornstarch
      • 1 TSP cinnamon
      • 1/4 TSP grated lemon zest
      • 1 TSP fresh lemon juice
      • 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
    • For the topping
      • 1 cup all-purpose flour
      • 1 cup old fashioned oats
      • 1/2 cup sugar
      • 1/2 TSP kosher salt
      • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, cut into cubes
      • 2 TBSP heavy cream
      • Vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt for serving

  • What You'll Do
    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    • In a large bowl combine the sliced peaches, blueberries, bourbon, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix well and set aside.
    • In a second large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, and salt. Add the cold butter cubes and cut into the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender or your hands (I used my hands because it worked best).
    • Once the mixture is coarse and clumps when squeezed, add the heavy cream and mix until the dough comes together a bit more. 
    • Pour the filling into a pie dish. Spoon the topping mix evenly over the filling.
    • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When the cobbler is done the fruit will be bubbling around the edges and the topping will be light and fluffy. 
    • Serve with a side of vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt.