Peach Raspberry Cobbler #BonBonBreak

Peach Raspberry Cobbler

Peaches and Raspberries

My mother in-law made exquisite pies. She’s slowed down her baking over the past few years, but she never missed the mark with her flaky, lard based pie crusts and fruit fillings. They had apple and peach trees in their yard, and made certain to load up on summer berries to stock the freezer. There was always a fruit pie for dessert when I visited. I had my first raspberry pie at their house as a newlywed…so wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  But pie crusts have been my nemesis and I much prefer making a crisp or cobbler.

A few years ago, I discovered the sublime pairing of peaches and raspberries when I tossed a few handfuls of raspberries into a peach crisp. A new favorite filling was discovered. So when asked to write an original post for BonBonBreak, an online magazine for the modern mom, I went to my favorite fruit combination. I had never made a peach raspberry cobbler, but I had a feeling it would be a winner. And it was.

Peach Raspberry Cobbler

The Process

The success of fruit crisps, cobblers and pies depends on two factors: a perfect topping and a flavorful filling. Make sure to wait till the peak of each fruit’s season to make your dessert. I had fresh Florida peaches in Miami a few weeks back, and Georgia peaches should be making their way up north very soon. Wait until fall to create your apple desserts.

A couple hints when making the biscuit topping. The fats (butter and shortening in this case) must be very cold. Pop your shortening in the freezer for an hour or two or even overnight, if you have the time. You will still be able to cut the frozen shortening easily as it doesn’t freeze as solid as butter. Don’t take your butter out of the refrigerator till you’re ready to go. Even better, cut it into small cubes and put those back into the fridge as you prepare the rest of your ingredients.

When cutting the fats into the dry mixture, make sure not to over process. You’ll want some small, visible pieces of butter. These tiny pockets of fat will create steam when they hit the oven and help your biscuit topping rise.

For the recipe and more, head over to BonBonBreak and check out my post.

Comments

  1. Hi Liz!
    Not only did I just return from Idaho, I also went over to BonBon to take a peek at your recipe. Oh my word, love that bit of “chemistry” hint. I’m just aweful when it comes to “beds” for pies of all sorts. I must remember that tip:)

    Your Cobbler looks amazing. I love the classic combination of Peaches and raspberries. Now, of course, I’m craving a nibble with ice cream of course:) Thanks for sharing, Liz…

  2. Thanks for the extra helpful tips, Liz! I think you matched it well with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  3. oh my gawd, Liz!!! that first shot of your peach raspberry cobbler!!! LOVE!!! going to check out bon bon break now!

  4. This cobbler looks sensational Liz! I would rather make a cobbler and crisp too and this peach and raspberry combo sounds heavenly. This sounds like the perfect summer cobbler:)

  5. The peach-raspberry combo sounds fabulous, Liz … I can almost taste it … mmm!
    I love any type of ‘cobbler’ and, I know it’s a little old-fashioned now, but lard-based crusts are actually delicious, aren’t they? In the UK, we would serve this with a lovely hot creamy ‘custard’ (a sort of vanilla sauce that we serve with puddings). 🙂

  6. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Now this I could pig out on for breakfast and not feel guilty! Looks amazing:@)

  7. Wow! Raspberries and peaches really sounds very yummy! And new 🙂

  8. We had a peach cream brule for desert at the wedding. I think this would have also been acceptable as well.

  9. What a beautiful thing! That looks delicious – great idea to combine raspberries with peaches.

  10. This sound fantastic, Lizzy. I’m pinning the recipe for peach and raspberry season. 🙂

  11. Liz your cobbler looks perfect and sounds utterly delicious! Great tips as well. Now to head over and check out the recipe.

  12. Look delivious Lizzy !
    When I see your recipes I miss the summer’s fruits!
    What lovely recipe!
    XO

  13. Liz, this dessert looks so delicious…I love it! I absolutely love raspberries and peaches, and together they are a winning combination. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Lovely. There is nothing like a good cobbler to make you feel like it’s really summertime! This looks delightful Liz!

  15. I love cobbler and the biscuits are my favorite part, right next to the bubbly fruit juices. This peach cobbler looks amazing! I could go for this with a little scoop of ice cream.

  16. I did not imagine that peaches and raspberry could go along well. Your good looking cobbler is telling me that I am wrong. Wonderful photos.

  17. Peaches and raspberries is a great combination. I have issues with pie crusts too but cobblers and crisps are easy. Yours looks amazing.

  18. Peaches and raspberries are one of my favorite combinations. Your cobbler looks so crisp and delicious. Love that top picture, it’s picture-perfect!

  19. I adore peaches with raspberries, what a scrumptious cobbler!

  20. This looks fabulous. I love fruit desserts, and cobblers are the best. I’ve tried mangoes with raspberries, but never peaches. Thanks for the suggestion – it’s on my list!

  21. Cobblers are the best and I love the peaches and raspberry combination, the “crust” looks amazing
    Mary

  22. Looks so delicious and crisp. Perfect combo peach and raspberry!

  23. Love this, Liz, you’ve just brought some sunshine and summer into my day!

  24. You are so good at what you fo Liz! Love the recipe and your useful tips.

  25. Your cobbler looks great, I love the classic peach cobbler. Nice touch adding the raspberries, wish I could come over and get a dish full topped with vanilla bean ice cream! 🙂 This would make a great dessert with any meal!

    Did you see my Grilled Salmon post?
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/grilled-salmon/

  26. I love peaches and raspberries, too. This is almost like peach melbas in a crust. And I’m with you-never was very good at pie crust, though I am getting better!

  27. Ah…cobblers, soooo good, Liz. Peach is one of the best!

    ela h.

  28. Congratulations on your debut in Bon Bon Break, Liz =)

    I appreciate your cobbler tips…Looks like the butter /shortening situation which is applied to scones.

    Love your idea of accenting the peaches with raspberries.

  29. I love the peach-raspberry combo…your cobbler looks fantastic, Liz.

  30. Oh Lizzy your cobbler looks like perfection! Mmmm peaches and raspberries sound heavenly. Off to check out your post now.

    Have wonderful weekend ahead.

    Toodles,
    Tammy<3

  31. Oh man this looks amazing! Perfect summer dessert!!

  32. Never tasted peach cobbler and this looks sooo good, guess it’s time to try it 🙂

  33. My mom’s fave combo is peach and raspberry… I’m thinking I totally need to make this for her! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. *Delighted squeal* Liz, this cobbler looks perfect! I made an apple cobbler a few weeks ago and wasn’t too happy with it because the topping wasn’t as thick as yours is here. I can’t wait until I can get fresh BC peaches to bake with (and eat by the bag-ful). Lovely job, my friend!

  35. This recipe sounds delicious as I, too am a peach and raspberry fan. And I, too, can’t make pie dough to save my life. I much prefer to make a crisp or crumble. Looking forward to trying your recipe.

  36. I’ve not made a cobbler in ages, but you are inspiring me to try one again this summer. What a great food memory too!

  37. Peaches and raspberries are great together. Two good things make a great?? I am making a crisp today since I was a bit too busy and lazy for a pie. I kind of like the added sweetness of the topping to be honest. I prefer crisps.

  38. I’ve never combined peaches and raspberries together, but after looking at this gorgeous cobbler, I can see that I’ve been missing out!

  39. The white peaches are out here and sweeter than they have been for years but I am waiting for the yellow peaches to make cobbler. Yours is beautiful!! Never have added raspberries but now I must try.

  40. You know I have never tried peach with raspberries before what a fantastic sounding combination. Your cobbler looks so beautiful I’m heading over to check out the recipe 😀

  41. Hmmm, love cobbler. My kind of dessert! I did manage to make a low-carb one. 🙂

  42. This is why I love peach season! There’s nothing better than a beautiful cobbler like yours. Love the addition of the raspberries!

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