Have you heard of a July Cobbler? Until last weekend I hadn’t, but I found this recipe in an old Ozarks Collection Cookbook someone left in our Little Free Library. I LOVE old cookbooks, and I’ve been reading it cover to cover. The cookbook is filled not only with old regional recipes but also snippets about traditions of a “storied region”. And there are sketches throughout, small pencil drawings of barns and farmers and crops growing in fields. This treasure is a great example of one of the many benefits of having a Little Free Library. I never know what will show up next.
July Cobbler no doubt got its name because the filling is made with blackberries and peaches, both abundantly grown in the Ozarks during July. Coincidentally, I had bought blackberries and peaches that very morning (before I read the recipe) at the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. How could I not make a July Cobbler? Plus, it was 4th of July weekend. A cobbler sort of weekend.
- 3 Tbsp butter softened
- 2 cups ripe blackberries
- 2 cups peeled and thinly sliced peaches
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 rounded Tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the Batter
- 2 Tbsp shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 325. Rub cobbler dish with part of butter. Mix fruits and granulated sugar and set aside. Mix remaining ingredients thoroughly then stir into fruit mixture. Set aside.
- Cream shortening and sugar together. Combine salt, flour and baking powder. Add to creamy mixture alternately with milk. Pour into baking dish and top with July cobbler fruit. Bake 45 minutes to an hour. Fruit will rise to the top.
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Tennessee Ernie Ford, Blackberry Boogie
I’ve never heard of a July Cobbler, but this sounds delish!
Christopher Mitchell (Another Government Employee) says
Dish that up with ice cream straight from the paddles.
Sleep out the heat of the day.
Sharon Collins says
I’m going to make this on Saturday. Surely does look good enough to eat.
Cathy v says
Okay, this looks delicious. Will have to try making it!
Barbara Tate says
Hope you make the July Cobbler this year 2020, and I hope you bring me a large bowl of it. Yummmmmy!