Strawberry and Peach Cobbler with Pecan Strudel Topping

17 Jul

Two posts in one week? This one’s worth it.

A couple of weeks ago, I realized I haven’t taken advantage of the fact that we’re in prime season for berries and stone fruit. I spent the better part of last Saturday morning looking online for different recipes = nothing really caught my eye.

Fresh Strawberries - Grazing in The City

I Love Strawberries

And then it occurred to me, that I should take it back to my roots and make a good old fashioned cobbler.

Fresh Peaches - Grazing in The City

I Love Peaches

The more I thought about it, the more I craved a really good cobbler. Not being able to decide on a single fruit, I decided to go all in with two of my favorites – strawberries and peaches.

My fear, whenever I make cobblers, is that it will turn out too gummy – you know what I mean? Bleah.

Pecan Strudel Topping - Grazing in The City

So I thought a nice, crunchy topping would help to offset that.

Pecan Strudel Topping - Grazing in The City

And, this came out really well.

Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City

Delightful, even.

Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City

Eating this reminded me of summers growing up back in North Carolina.

Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City

Strawberry and Peach Cobbler - Grazing in The City

Just like that, this summer got a little better as well. Enjoy!

Streusel Ingredients

  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Cobbler Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups fresh peach slices
  • 3-4 cups strawberries, capped & quartered
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions

Prepare Streusel: Stir together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add flour and pecans, and stir until blended. Let stand 20 minutes or until mixture is firm enough to crumble into small pieces.

Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a 13 x 9 baking dish.

Bring 1 cup sugar, peaches, strawberries and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.

Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir). Pour fruit over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or cool, with or without your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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6 Responses to “Strawberry and Peach Cobbler with Pecan Strudel Topping”

  1. Arturo Féliz-Camilo July 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Looks great!

  2. Sarah July 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Hubby thanks you for going back to your roots for this one. Cobblers are his favorite, and he’s baking this right now. It looks amazing, and you should smell our house! Heavenly. I can’t wait to try it. I’m so glad you posted this Bill! Hubby’s had some peaches, his favorite, sitting here waiting for the perfect recipe. Found it!

    • billpeeler July 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

      Thanks Sarah – always glad to help!

  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide July 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I always love pecan toppings. Looks great.

  4. egg me on July 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    That pecan strudel topping looks great on it’s own. Good stuff!

  5. coachdaddyblogger August 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    God loves Carolina, doesn’t he? This is going in the “recipes to try” folder. I’ll have to leave the pecans off (peanut allergy in the family) but I think it’ll be just fine.

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