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!
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.
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!
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!