Cast Iron Peach Blueberry Cobbler

David Dial | Spiced Blog

Cast iron peach blueberry cobbler can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for summer and winter alike!

Peach Blueberry Cobbler Photo

What do you do when you need an easy dessert and don’t have a lot of time to spend making it? For me, I almost always turn to a fruit cobbler. The secret behind this delicious and easy dessert? The cobbler topping is simply yellow cake mix!

Once baked, the cobbler doesn’t taste like a cake. The cake mix topping turns into a beautiful golden-brown crust that complements the fruit quite nicely - especially when the whole thing is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

This recipe comes from my grandmother’s kitchen where I ate many a cobbler as a little boy. Every summer, my sister and I would go visit my grandparents for a week, and one of my favorite activities was to go with my grandfather to the peach orchard down the road.

Peach Blueberry Cobbler Picture

We’d load up in his old pickup truck and head off to pick as many peaches as we could possibly carry. Then we’d head back home, and my grandmother would be there to whip up a cobbler for dessert that night. What I wouldn’t give to go back to those days!

This cast iron cobbler works great with all sorts of fruit, including peaches, apples, and blackberries. One of my favorite versions is actually a mixture of both peaches and blueberries. This cobbler is a great year-round dessert because it works well with fresh or frozen fruit.

Up until very recently, we've been in the dead of winter here in upstate New York, but I had some frozen peaches in the freezer from last summer. I added some fresh blueberries, and I was all set.

If there’s one sure way to chase away the winter blues, it’s making a fresh fruit cobbler for dessert!

Peach Blueberry Cobbler Image

If you do use frozen berries, just reduce the amount of water in the recipe slightly. Keep in mind that the cobbler has to bake for a little more than an hour, but the actual prep work only takes about 10 minutes. And whatever you do, don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!

    8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4-5 peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 homemade yellow cake mix, or 1/2 a standard box mix
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces

Directions

  1. Fill a 9” round cast iron skillet or pie pan with sliced peaches and blueberries.  Sprinkle sugar evenly across the top of the fruit.  Add about 1/2 - 3/4 cup of water to the dish.  (The water should come approximately ½ way up the dish.)
  2. Sprinkle the nutmeg and cinnamon on top of the sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, cut the butter into the cake mix until butter is approximately pea-sized.  Sprinkle this mixture evenly across the top of the cobbler.  (There should be enough topping to just cover all of the peaches.)
  4. Bake at 350°F for 65-70 minutes, or until top of the cobbler turns deep golden brown in color.  Allow cobbler to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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