Stone Fruit Cobbler

I’m not giving up on Summer just yet, and she’s not giving up on us either! Stone fruits, things like peaches, plums and nectarines are in season right now! And while they’re great on their own as a snack, tossed into salads, or even paired with savory dishes like chicken or pork, dessert is really where they shine. Naturally sweet and loaded with Vitamin C, these fruits naturally help with digestion and weight loss!

I decided to mix them together and top them with a simple biscuit recipe for a quick and easy cobbler that’s perfect to make at home and bring to BBQs and parties! The combination of fruit adds beautiful color (and nutrients!) to the dish. I kept the sugar low, only 1/4 C. in the whole thing. And the biscuit dough is so simple, it comes together in a snap with a food processor. It’s also VERY forgiving. Which means this great dish for those of you just starting out in the kitchen!

Watch the video to see my tips on preparing fresh peaches and fruit for the cobbler. And on how to work the dough. Then give this delicious summer dessert a shot at home!

Stone Fruit Cobbler
Serves 10

For the Filling:
2 peahces
4 plums
4 nectarines
1/4 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. cornstarch
pinch of salt

For the Topping:
2 C. flour
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 Tbs. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 stick (1/4 lb.) of butter
1 C. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400°.

Halve, pit and slice all of the fruit. Combine with sugar and salt, mix well and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pulse to mix.

Add the butter in pieces and pulse again until it begins to look crumbly.

Add in the buttermilk and run until dough forms in a ball in the machine.

Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and knead slightly. Pat into the shape of your baking dish and desired thickness. Using a sharp knife, cut into even pieces.

Add vanilla and cornstarch to the fruit and mix well. Pour fruit into baking dish. Place the biscuits on top, leaving some space between each one. If you ave extra biscuits, place them on a cookie sheet and bake along with the cobbler. You can store them in an airtight container and serve them with fresh fruit. Bake the cobbler for 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and fruit is bubbling. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or ice cream. Cobbler will store covered, in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.