Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tackling Bittman: Blueberry Cobbler – Modified……with Peaches!

Bittman’s Blueberry Cobbler – Modified……with Peaches!

The main reason I made a peach cobbler is the direct result of my sweet tooth acting up. We had a nice dinner planned and no dessert in the house. A fine thing if you are trying to watch the calories. But, as I said, the old sweet tooth started putting ideas in my head about a warm dessert to enjoy on a cold winter’s evening.

Scanning the pantry I did not see any quick fixes such as a brownie mix, pudding mix…no mixes…no fast-food kinda dessert choices. Then I spied a can of peaches. A large can of peaches! Yeeeesssss…….because a simple can of fruit = cobbler. I always have butter and flour in the house.

Another bonus of preparing the dessert is….I can participate in Tackling Bittman. This is blog hop with a cool bonus – a chance to win The Food Matters cookbook by Mark Bittman. Girlichef is giving away a book – interested? Check out her link and the giveaway HERE.

My modified recipe is as follows:


3 cups of canned peaches
3/4 cup sugar
8 TB butter (1 stick), cold unsalted, cut into bits
½ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
½ tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 375 F. Toss fruit with half the sugar and spread n a lightly greased 8 inch pan or 9 inch round pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar in a food processor. Add butter bits at a time and process 10 seconds pulsing, until blended.

Beat vanilla and egg together by hand, add to mixture.

Drop mixture by tablespoons onto fruit, do not spread.

Bake 35 – 45 minutes.

There wasn't much left........

You could substitute any fruit that you like…well, maybe not pomegranate. If you’d like a quick and easy dessert, and you are in my situation of wanting a hot dessert but not having anything available, try this. I found a can of peaches in my pantry and the other ingredients are staples so….that fast, we had a tasty treat after dinner.

Linking this Tackling Bittman to Girlichef and Alex at A Moderate Life
and Couscous and Consciousness.


Reminder......if you haven't done so, check out and enter my Giveaway - click HERE to see that post and enter for a $40 gift from CSN!


  1. I can't go a week without my sweet tooth acting up and convincing me to bake something. So I understand. But I figure once a week isn't so bad...

    This cobbler looks delicious!

  2. oooooo......yum.....yes! Thanks for sharing, Tina.

    P.S. I was on a blogging hiatus for a few months. It sure is GREAT to be back!!!

    P.S. I can't wait until fresh peaches are in season. I adore soaking them in a nice hearty glass of Chianti. It too does wonders for the "sweet tooth."

  3. What a great dessert - I love that it can be made anytime because it just takes pantry staples. I have a TERRIBLE sweet tooth......heavy sigh. It's acts up usually every day.

  4. Looks so comfy good; Brilliant to make this with canned peaches for this time of the year; love it.

  5. Tina - My sweet tooth acts up at least once every day :) I could really go for some of this peach cobbler right now. Looks delicious.

    I've been looking through my Bittman books all morning.

  6. don't ya just hate when that sweet tooth starts to ache... so glad it did, I love peaches and your modified version sounds like it is for me

  7. Hi All! Yeah, the sweet tooth can have it's downside but I enjoy it when sometimes too :-)

    Thanks for all the nice comments!

  8. Your cobbler looks delicious! Hot fruit on a cold night sounds perfect.

  9. I'm still eating my way through the Christmas stash of chocolates, so no sweet tooth acting up yet, but I've bookmarked this one for when it does :-)
    So glad you shared this one with Tackling Bittman.
    Sue xo

  10. Cobblers and puddings are my weakness. Your modified Bittman peach cobbler would hit the spot. Nice!!!!


  11. It is almost a shame how easy they are...because that makes it easy for us to make a dessert when otherwise, we might take a pass!

    I'm not sure if I am "tackling Bittman" correctly but I will still play!

  12. It is almost a shame how easy they are...because that makes it easy for us to make a dessert when otherwise, we might take a pass!

    I'm not sure if I am "tackling Bittman" correctly but I will still play!


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