July ActiveRain Challenge-Savory Stories...A Summer Cobbler

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July ActiveRain Challenge-Savory Stories...A Summer Cobbler

Thank you, Rocky Dickerson, for hosting this month’s challenge- Savory Stories. What a fun way to celebrate something we all love...food!  And it’s been fun reading the backstories behind the wonderful recipes.


My mother was the baker in the family and besides the very special 3 layer birthday cakes she made, one of my favorite desserts she made at least once every summer was her blueberry-peach cobbler.

You could use frozen blueberries and peaches, but if you’re planning on making this for a summer dessert...go fresh!


This recipe is easy to make and if you can, it’s better when it’s served warm.


Blueberry Peach Cobbler


½ c cold water

3 c. sliced fresh peaches (3-6)

1c fresh blueberries

1Tbls Butter  

1Tbls lemon juice

¼ c. packed brown sugar

2 Tbls coarse granulated sugar

1 Tbsp. Cornstarch

¼ tsp ground nutmeg or cinnamon



1 c. all-purpose flour 

 ½ c. granulated sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder

 ½ c. milk  

¼ c. butter/softened


For the topping, stir together flour, ½ c. sugar, baking powder.  Add milk and ¼ c. butter all at once.  Stir till smooth, set aside**


** I often double the recipe for the topping because it’s so good!!!  


For the filling, in a medium saucepan stir together brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in water.  Add peaches and blueberries.  Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly.  Add 1 Tbl. Butter and lemon juice; stir till butter melts.

Pour into a 1 ½ qt ungreased casserole.  Spoon topping in mounds over hot filling; spread evenly over the filling.

Sprinkle with a mixture of 2 Tbls. Coarse sugar and nutmeg or cinnamon.  Place on a shallow baking pan in the oven.


Bake cobbler in a 350-degree oven for about 35 minutes or till bubbly and a toothpick inserted into crust comes out clean.  Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.  Makes 6 servings.  


NOTE: Can substitute frozen berries for the fresh and canned peaches for the fresh, using ½ c. peach syrup in place of the cold water.

There was no time to photograph a piece of the finished product but just picture it on the plate below.


Oh yes...one more thing...a scoop of Blue Bell Ice Vanilla Ice Cream on the side wouldn’t hurt either. 

Comments (32)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathy! WOWZA! What a great looking recipe. Makes me think we should have compiled these so we can sell them and raise money for charity.

Jul 13, 2021 08:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello kathy,  I am riting down this recipe to make sometime.  I miss the New Jersey crop of blueberries my mom would get all the time.  So good!


Jul 13, 2021 08:51 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy the receipt sounds fantastic.  I have not been able to get good peaches yet this year, but I bet even the ones we have had would taste great in this cobbler receipt.

Jul 13, 2021 02:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander, Broker you and I are very much alike!!!!

Michael Jacobs It's fun reading about the recipes!  I have more blueberries and may try to make ice cream. 

Jul 13, 2021 02:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog They're so healthy for you too! 

Wayne Martin I enjoy cooking and baking but yes, I love eating someone else's cooking. 

Jul 13, 2021 02:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti I think I'm going to make it again soon. 

Grant Schneider how lucky you were to have peach trees!!!!  

Brian England isn't it nice when someone does that. My good friend's mother brought me a big plate of homemade Christmas cookies when I was in my first apartment. 

Jul 13, 2021 03:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bob "RealMan" Timm I hope Carol makes it for you. I had to watch my grandmother cook and jot down notes...she had no recipes. We do have some of my mother's recipes, thank goodness. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I wait all year for peach season because they are my favorite!!!

Jul 13, 2021 03:06 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Raymond Henson, eXp Realty I know you love to cook, not sure about baking but give this one a try. 

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS you are very welcome. 

Jul 13, 2021 03:07 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

If I can just find some good peaches!  At our last house, we had a peach tree and we sure miss it.

Jul 13, 2021 03:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy Kelley ohhh I'll bet Chef Dolores might add her own special touch. 

Rocky Dickerson I still think we should put together an ActiveRain cookbook for charity!!!  

Jul 13, 2021 03:10 PM
Rocky Dickerson

Kathy Streib you are in charge

Jul 13, 2021 03:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Will Hamm trust me, it's so easy to make. Let me know what you think. 

George Souto I had my first goo batch of peaches this week. But yes, the recipe it a good way to use them if they're not that good. 

Jul 13, 2021 03:13 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

This sounds fabulous Kathy!  I am loving reading all the recipes for this months contest hosted by Rocky Dickerson !   I went through an old cookbood earlier today and found lots of new things I've never tried.  Can't wait to share a few!

Jul 13, 2021 03:18 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

While I rarely eat sweets anymore, I would sure give this one a taste.  Sounds wonderful

Jul 14, 2021 12:46 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That summer cobbler recipe sounds scrumptious, Kathy!  I have a ravenous sweet tooth that thinks so too!

Jul 14, 2021 01:38 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Peach cobbler is my all-time favorite Kathy and we have a peach tree in the orchard. Thanks for sharing this fresh alternative to that!

Jul 14, 2021 03:46 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Sounds yummy, Kathy Streib There is a similar cheater recipe...I may have to make one for the July contest.

Jul 14, 2021 09:05 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

The empty plate made me laugh!!!

I have made this and it was delicious!

Jul 15, 2021 12:41 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This would be in business for me to bake but this looks delicious for me to eat

Jul 15, 2021 09:52 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like a winner to me, Kathy. The peaches right now are wonderful. Thanks...imagine the cook book that could grow out of this challenge!


Jul 17, 2021 01:56 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
That sounds so yummy. I love peaches and blueberries, a great combination. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 18, 2021 07:37 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Looks yummy Kathy Streib! It has two of my favorite fruits.

Jul 29, 2021 07:14 AM