Fresh peaches and blueberries are baked beneath a fluffy layer of vanilla-cream biscuits. The tops are brushed with heavy cream and sprinkled with sanding sugar for a crispy-sweet crunch. When Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 301, she omitted the blueberries.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. with racks in upper and lower thirds. Stir together peaches, blueberries, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch, brown sugar, lemon juice, ginger, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Transfer to a 12-by-8 1/2-inch (2-quart) baking dish; set aside.

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender or 2 knives to form clumps that are no larger than small peas.

  • Scrape vanilla bean seeds into the cream; stir with a fork to combine. Discard pod. Add cream mixture to flour mixture; stir until a soft, sticky dough forms. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces; arrange over filling. Brush dough with cream, and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

  • Place a parchment-lined baking sheet on bottom rack of oven to catch juices. Bake cobbler on top rack directly over the baking sheet until topping is golden brown and juices are bubbling, 55 to 70 minutes. If topping is browning too quickly, cover loosely with foil. Let cool on a wire rack 1 hour before serving.

Reviews (13)

194 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 54
  • 2 star values: 24
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2013
Lots of thanks for this recepie... When I was made I'm not sure ginger taste will good with the other. But I trust :) Really, ginger lemon peach and blueberry are the best together .
Rating: Unrated
10/22/2012
I made this recipe following the instructions exactly, and loved it! Easy to make and turns out impressively. Everyone enjoyed it.
Rating: Unrated
07/17/2011
Left out the cornstarch so it was syrupy and not thick, the way I like it! Didn't have enough peaches so added more blueberries, and used only turbinado sugar for more flavor. Very tasty fruit pie with rich biscuits. Highly recommend this recipe.
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Rating: Unrated
09/14/2010
This is the BEST cobbler you'll ever make (gourmet restaurant quality). I look forward to making this every year as soon as peaches come out. I usually use peaches and raspberries (although other fruit variations work well, too), and I substitute lime zest (from 1 lime) and lime juice instead for lemon juice, and 1 T. vanilla instead of vanilla pods, and 2 t. fresh ginger. I've tried using milk instead of cream (not as good)... splurge on the cream. It is worth the extra calories!
Rating: Unrated
08/23/2010
I took this to our block party Saturday evening and it was a hit. Also loved by my Air Force Academy, football player, nephew
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08/13/2010
I had to keep adding flour to the dough as it was way too wet, so it got overmixed, and the tecture suffered. Is the stated amount of flour in the recipi correct?
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Rating: Unrated
07/22/2010
It just came out of the over a few minutes ago and it's already halfway gone! I added a little buttermilk to the top layer because it needed a little more and I ran out of heavy cream, but it turned out delicious! The biscuit was fluffy, yet crisp. The fruit (whick I had my kids pick off the tree) was delicious!
Rating: Unrated
06/23/2010
GREAT cobbler!! Was a big hit. However, next time, I'll add more fruit. Also, I substituted light cream for the heavy since my grocer was out of heavy, and I used a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract instead of the vanilla bean. It came out fine delicious!
Rating: Unrated
08/10/2009
This is an incredible dessert. Thanks to all of the commenters, since I made this based on all of the great reviews.
Rating: Unrated
08/19/2008
This recipe takes full advantage of the explosive flavors of summer... and the biscuit topping was light, just sweet enough, and the perfect complement to the juice released by the fruits... Perfect.
Rating: Unrated
08/13/2008
This cobbler is the very best cobbler I have ever had. My 2 sons and husband demolished it in 1 day. They immediately requested this to made again the very next day. Make this one....it is DELICIOUS! The biscuits on top aren't like biscuits but moist delicious semi-dense sweetbread. The dough is a treat by itself before baking and my sons won't stop eating it! Also, it is easy. It graduated into my family heirloom recipe collection....
Rating: Unrated
07/30/2008
Simple and delicious!
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07/05/2008
I thought this cobbler was excellent! I would suggest using a little more peaches and blueberries and spreading the dough evenly over the filling rather than arranging portions over the top to make sure that there's not too much dough for the amount of fruit in some places. But it's a great recipe! Delicious!