Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping

Celebrate summer’s best produce with this honey-sweetened peach and blackberry cobbler. A crunchy cornmeal biscuit crowns the sweet filling and begs for a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping

(a Southern twist to a traditional fruit dessert)

Serves 8

What you need:

For the Filling:

2 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced (6 cups)

2 (6-ounce) containers blackberries (3 cups)

¼ cup Savannah Bee Company® Tupelo Honey, or your favorite Savannah Bee Company® honey

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cornmeal Biscuit Topping:

1½ cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup plain yellow or white cornmeal

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup salted butter, cut into cubes

1 cup cold heavy cream

¼ cup Savannah Bee Company® Tupelo Honey, or your favorite Savannah Bee Company® honey

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sparkling sugar (optional)

Vanilla ice cream (optional)

What to do:

1. Wash Up!

2. Make the Filling: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Stir together the peaches, blackberries, honey, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla in a 3-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3. Make the Cornmeal Biscuit Topping: Stir together the flour, cornmeal, granulated sugar, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add the butter and cut in with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir together the cream, honey, and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the cream mixture and stir just until a dough is formed. Dollop the topping evenly over the filling in the dish. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired.

4. Bake the Cobbler: Bake the cobbler for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the edges are bubbly.

To Serve: Spoon the cobbler into serving dishes and top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Pro Tip: Taste the berry mixture before adding the topping to see if it needs a little more honey—the sweetness of the fruit will vary depending on how ripe it is.

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