Did you know that cobblers are truly an All-American dessert? Cobbler originated in the American colonies because the colonists did not have the means to create traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment. Thus they started making dessert with a fruit based mix with dumplings, biscuits and dough on the top.
We love several different cobblers for the summer months with fresh berries and fruit. Yummy! This week we have combined a few of our favorites – peaches, blueberries, an easy dump cake recipe, and a little bit of rum to create our Peach and Blueberry Cobbler.
To make the Peach and Blueberry Cobbler you will need fresh or frozen peaches (we used frozen), fresh blueberries, light brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, a box of yellow cake mix, butter and a little bit of dark rum.
First mix together the brown sugar, corn starch lemon juice, cinnamon and rum. Add in the peaches and blueberries and coat well. Pour peach mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches. Slice butter slices over the top of the cake mix. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Cool before serving. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream melting over the top.
This recipe can be made with fresh, frozen or canned peaches. We prefer fresh or frozen. Canned peaches are a little too mushy for us. If you use frozen peaches, you will want to have the peaches thawed before using them in the recipe.
Because you can throw the ingredients together with little or no prep, this recipe is easy and great for last minute entertaining. It also makes for a great on-the-go recipe. You can make it at a vacation home or lake house with few ingredients and utensils. It also travels well if you want to treat a hostess with a homemade dessert.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of a serving of this warm cobbler, and you have an orchestra of flavors in your hand. This delicious dessert is a treat for all ages.
Try out this dessert for your next gathering and let us know what you think. For our other cobbler recipe you can check out our Banana Bourbon Cobbler.