About this time of year I fall into the same trap as I do every summer. I go to the farmers’ market and everything looks so good that I end up buying more than I can eat before it all starts getting too ripe. And I even tried to manage it this last Saturday, only buying a couple of peaches, a few apricots, okay a huge amount of blueberries and lots of other stuff.
So today I was looking at the fruit flies circling the peaches and apricots and thinking I’d better do something and fast. Cobbler seemed like just the thing.
Instead of making a straight Peach Cobbler, I started with that basic recipe from my trusty Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, and then made a few changes.
- Instead of just peaches I used a combination of peaches, apricots and blueberries
- I decided to add a little thyme to the fruit mix to give it a bit of a savory kick, but I needed more than I added – you couldn’t really taste it
- I added some vanilla to the fruit
- I reduced the amount of sugar as the fruit was so sweet
- I increased the amount of cornstarch, as the apricots were so ripe they sort of melted when I heated them.
After the cobbler had cooked and slightly cooled, I scooped out a bowlful and added a dollop of slightly thickened, unsweetened heavy cream.
Now that’s what I call dinner!