Blueberry Peach Cobbler

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Blueberry Peach Cobbler is made from scratch with fresh fruit and a crunchy biscuit topping. This traditional southern cobbler tastes just like Grandma’s classic recipe!

blueberry cobbler with ice cream
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Blueberry Peach Cobbler is easy to mix without any special equipment. Just throw this biscuit-topped cobbler in a cast iron skillet (ad) and pop it in the oven!

It’s the perfect summer recipe for using fresh peaches and blueberries from the farmer’s market. But, you can also use frozen fruit and enjoy it all year long.

The biscuits are crunchy, and the cobbler is sweet, so this cobbler is delicious…especially with a big scoop (or three) of vanilla ice cream. One bite will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen in an instant!

Recipe Tips

When it comes to cooking fruit, I like to use preserves instead of sugar and cornstarch. Preserves already have the right consistency for a cobbler, and they add an extra layer of flavor.

It’s also fun to experiment with different jams and marmalades, so feel free to change it up if you wish. For this recipe, I use peach preserves, but you could also use apricot or blueberry.

Make sure you use a jam that is seedless to prevent an abundance of seeds.

The biscuit topping is a variation of my Grandma’s Cat Head Biscuit recipe with a little sugar added. It adds just the right crunch in all the right places! If you prefer a pie crust peach cobbler instead, try my Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler recipe.

baked biscuits on top of a blueberry peach cobbler

Ingredients

You’ll only need 3 ingredients for the cobbler filling, and all of them can easily be found in your local grocery store or road side stand. Purchase blueberries, peaches and peach preserves or any other type of seedless jam.

For the biscuits, you’ll need all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cold butter and buttermilk. See recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

Peel the peaches, then dice and place in a large bowl. Add the blueberries and mix in the preserves gently.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar together.

six process shots showing how to make drop biscuits

Grate cold butter into the flour mixture and mix until crumbly with one hand. Make an indention in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in buttermilk. Work buttermilk into flour mixture until slightly moistened.

Pour fruit mixture into a 12″ cast iron skillet (ad). Pinch dough into round balls and drop onto fruit mixture. Pat down a bit. Brush the tops of the biscuits with butter and bake for 35 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.

blueberry peach cobbler in a cast iron skillet

Recipe FAQS

Can I substitute fruits in cobbler?

Sure! Any berry makes a great substitution, so feel free to use blackberries, raspberries or strawberries for a completely different taste.

Can I use frozen fruit?

If using frozen fruit, be sure to let it thaw out before mixing it with the preserves. Once thawed, squeeze out the water in a colander and mix with preserves as directed.

What’s the difference between a cobbler and a crumble or crisp?

A southern cobbler generally has a pie crust topping or biscuit dough. Some folks like to make a bottom crust, but it’s not necessary. A crumble or crisp uses dough (often containing oats) that crumbles when rubbed between two fingers.

Serving and Storage

Most southern cooks serve this old fashioned recipe with vanilla ice cream, but you could add a swirl of whipped cream on top if desired.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

More Peach Recipes

This classic Blueberry Peach Cobbler will soon become one of your favorite desserts. Be sure to make lots of fresh peach recipes while they’re in season! Here are some of my favorites…

 

Recipe Card

blueberry peach cobbler in a cast iron skillet

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

Blueberry Peach Cobbler is a dessert that's easy to make, and delicious to eat. It tastes even better with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 274kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

FILLING

  • 6 peaches peeled and diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1 jar 18 oz peach preserves

BISCUITS

  • 2 cups all purpose white wheat flour I use White Lily
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¾ stick cold grated butter
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter to brush tops of biscuits

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Peel peaches, dice and place in a large bowl.  Add blueberries and preserves.  Mix gently.
  • Pour fruit mixture into a 12" cast iron skillet. (ad)
  • In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar. Mix together well.
  • Grate the cold butter into the flour mixture with a grater.  Mix into flour until crumbly with one  hand. Try not to over mix or the butter will melt. 
  • Make a well (indention) in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in buttermilk.  Gently work buttermilk into flour mixture until just moistened.
  • Pat biscuits into 7 round shapes and drop onto fruit in cast iron skillet.
  • Brush tops of biscuits with butter.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Notes

  • Biscuits will spread during cooking to create the perfect topping.
  • If you can't find peach preserves, apricot preserves work just as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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12 Comments

  1. Oh, I think I could do this. It sounds great! I guess it would be cheating if I used Bisquick or cake mix instead of going out and buying the buttermilk. I know you’re trying to make me a better cook so maybe I’ll get a small carton of buttermilk.

  2. This looks so delicious! I love blueberries, peaches, and all types of cobbler, so it’s totally a winner! I plan to make it, but I’ll have to convert the recipe to gluten-free. Fortunately, there are plenty of gluten-free flours available now.

  3. This looks so good. I made chicken and biscuits last night for dinner and thought “why don’t I make biscuits more often they are easy to make and taste so good.” I think you have just given me an excellent excuse to make more biscuits. Thanks for sharing at Pin Junkie Pin Party.

    1. Thanks Erica! I love chicken and biscuits too! Appreciate the link at Pin Junkie Party. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Nothing is better than peaches! Except when they are combined with blueberries, topped with biscuits:) what a great dessert!

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