Peach and Blueberry Sour Cream Cobbler

M wanted a cobbler the other day so I made this one for him. If there’s anything he likes more than cookies, it’s blueberries and he eats them all summer long.

It starts when they are first available and we buy them even when they are still a bit too expensive.  The price drops as the months go by and as the price drops, it has the opposite effect on his consumption.

Sadly, it ends as it began. Scarcity sets in, prices rise, and then the blueberries disappear until next year.

The recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries.  “Right food, right place, right time” is his belief.  The book is written in diary form and chronicles a year in the kitchen creating seasonal dishes from local and readily available ingredients.

This recipe is actually from July 15,  but it can be made any time you are lucky enough to find fresh peaches and, of course, blueberries.  

Peach and Blueberry Sour Cream Cobbler

Adapted from Nigel Slater


Fruit filling:
3 ripe peaches, sliced
3 1/2 cups blueberries
the juice of 1 lemon
1 generous  Tbsp. sugar
1 generous Tbsp. all-purpose flour

Cobbler crust:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 gently heaped Tbsp. sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
6 Tbsp. cold butter
4 oz. light sour cream


Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Toss together  all the ingredients for the fruit filling in a baking dish or pan.

To make the cobbler crust, add all ingredients except the sour cream into a food processor and pulse to combine, until the mixture resembles soft, fresh breadcrumbs. Tip into a bowl, and then mix in the sour cream.

Break off walnut sized pieces of the dough mixture, flatten slightly, and then lay on top of the fruit.  When you  have added all the dough, sprinkle it lightly with sugar.

Bake for about 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.



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6 responses to “Peach and Blueberry Sour Cream Cobbler

  1. This looks fantastic…yummy! Love the flavors. 🙂

  2. Your peach cobbler looks perfect!

  3. kim

    A girlfriend and I just picked blueberries yesterday and peaches today! Will be making this!

  4. We just tried this tonight. It was the BEST cobbler ever. The fruit was the staring role and not to sweet with sugar. “Perfect” was the response from my guests. Thank you!!!

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