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Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits Recipe

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 40 mins | Active Time: | Makes: 6 servings

The ultimate expression of summer, this cobbler is filled with berries and stone fruit, and topped with low-fuss sour cream biscuits. We like the combination of floral peaches with bright blackberries, but mix and match stone fruit and berries as you please. As with most cobbler recipes, this is even better when drizzled with heavy cream or served à la mode.

INGREDIENTS

For the biscuits:

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), frozen
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

For the filling:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved
  • 1 1/2 pounds peaches, pitted and cut into sixths (about 5 cups)
  • 12 ounces blackberries (about 2 1/2 cups)

To assemble:

  • 2 teaspoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sanding sugar (can substitute granulated sugar)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle.

For the biscuits:

  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to aerate and break up any lumps.
  2. Using the large holes of a box grater, grate the frozen butter into the flour mixture and toss to coat. Smear in the sour cream and heavy cream and, using your hands, knead until the dough just comes together. Divide into six pieces and flatten into disks; cover and reserve in the refrigerator.

For the filling:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla seeds. Add peaches and blackberries and mix until the fruit is evenly coated.
  2. Turn the fruit mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and stagger the reserved biscuit dough evenly across the top.

To assemble:

  1. Brush the tops of the biscuits with sour cream and sprinkle with sugar.
  2. Bake until the filling is bubbling, the peaches are tender when pierced with a knife, and the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool at least 5 minutes before serving.

Beverage pairing: Saracco Moscato d’Asti, Italy. Sprightly and buoyant on the palate, Moscato d’Asti, a sparkling sweet wine from northern Italy, is a refreshing match for this cobbler. Light carbonation and texture make it a welcome contrast for the richness of the cobbler, while its flavors of pear, peach, and spice accent the fruit.