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7.31.2012

Blueberry Peach Cobbler Bars



If you had to pick one favorite summer fruit what would it be?

It's tough for me... I love strawberries, raspberries, and  blackberries a lot. But what I really really get excited over is peaches. Peaches and maybe blueberries as well.

We have this great market in Alton, NH called Fiddlehead Farm Market Place. They ship fresh baked breads and pastries in from Boston, fresh cut meat from the Meat House, and freshly caught seafood from Portsmouth.  As tempting as all those fine things are what I always go there for is the produce. I'm not sure how they do it but they run the BEST sales on fruit. Peaches .75$/lb! Seriously... they are 1.99 at the grocery store and if you are lucky enough to find native NH peaches at an orchard or farm stand they are 2-3$/lb.

I stocked up this week. Get ready for a boat load of peach recipes coming your way!

One of my favorite desserts is a peach cobbler topped with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. But I feel like when I make a big dessert like that it tends to go to waste with my husband and I. So this time around I wanted to make a hand held cobbler so it would be more kid friendly and I could "gift" away the leftovers! 

I recently was browsing cobbler recipes on Pinterest and saw this recipe from  my friend Regan's blog for Blueberry Cobbler Bars. Regan and I met at KAF's Blog and  Bake back in June. I instantly liked her and have since become a big fan of her blog.... as well as her food photography website Healthy Aperture. I just KNEW her bars would be fabulous and needed to try them asap!

I made a few small adaptions biggest being that I subbed half her berries for peaches. My husband, who hates cooked fruit... or so he says ;) raved about these cobbler bars as did my mother. They were everything that a fruit cobbler should be, but hand held!




Blueberry Peach Cobbler Bars
(Recipe adapted from The Professional Palate)

Ingredients:

2/3 cup brown sugar divided
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick of cold unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
1 egg 
1 lemon zested and juiced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup chopped peaches (skins on pit removed) should be about 2 small peaches
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.

In a bowl combine baking powder, flour, cinnamon, half your brown sugar, salt and butter together. Working with your fingers or a pastry blender until it is crumbly.

Mix in your egg.

Divide in two. Pressing half on the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake for 5 minutes and remove from oven. Turn oven down to 375.

Meanwhile in a separate bowl toss remaining sugar, lemon juice, zest, 1 tbs flour, and fruit.

Spread over the top of the baked crust.

Sprinkle with remaining crust "dough"  bake for 30 minutes.

Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before slicing. I enjoy mine warm.

Recipe yields about 6-9 bars.



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32 comments:

  1. SO WE JUST WENT PEACH PICKING and BLUEBERRY TOO! You read my mind! I know what I'm making and blogging about soon! YOU !!! Thanks my friend!

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    1. Hey I was going to email you today! About Fiddlehead Farm Market in Dover.... Have you been there? We have one in Alton and I am curious if the one in Dover is any better......

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  2. Oh yum! These look even better than the original :) So glad you inspired me to pull this one out & make again soon!!!

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    1. Yours looked so good I had been thinking of them for days. So glad I made them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I am the same way at the farmer's market. I love all of the produce! These bars are beautiful!

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    1. That's all I want when I go! I walk out with bags and bags full!

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  4. Yum!!! They look great...and I just bought blueberries for a fun buckle!!!! Love that you subbed peaches in!

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! Yummm we made a blackberry buckle last night. One of my faves!

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  5. I love the idea that these are bars instead of a baked cobbler. So easy to pack for lunch or a mid-day snack. :)

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    1. I know it's a great twist! I was able to package them up and send some home with my parents... can't really do that with a cobbler!

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  6. Holy delicious. These look absolutely incredible!!

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  7. Hubba hubba! That's one good lookin' fruit bar, Carrie! And I love the peach/blueberry combination. It just screams 'Summer!'

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    1. Thanks Jeanne, one of my favorite fruit combos!

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  8. These look so fresh and look so good! It's hard to choose fruits around this time of year, so I would combine a bunch of them! haha

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    1. Same here.... if you can't choose they all pair well together right?!

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  9. Now this is a recipe that would be fantastic for this traveling girl! It looks delicious! Hugs, Terra

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  10. So pretty Carrie! I just made a peach blueberry dessert too. It's so good to have fresh fruit that's actually good!

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    1. Ooo I can't wait to see your post. Your lucky being in Cali you have more fruit to choose from most of the year. NH... not so lucky.

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  11. oh my goodness, these look so good! I had a blueberry peach cobbler muffin once and it was incredible. I need to try these with fresh summer peaches!

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    1. Ohhhh I have a peach cobbler muffin recipe from Joy the Baker that's burning a whole in my pocket. NEED to make them.

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  12. Looks delicious!. Beautiful photos. Only problem is I don't know whether to pin it to my peach board or my blueberries board.

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  13. Oh YUM, great recipe!! Peaches and raspberries are my favourite summer fruits, and I bet they'd be great together in these too!

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    1. Ohhh raspberries would pair perfectly in these as well!

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  14. Carrie…I want to shove these in my face! Damn, they looook good! :D

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  15. mmm. these look incredibly moist and delicious!

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  16. Has anyone else tried to make these? Am I just missing in the recipe where it says how much sugar to use? Or where to put in the salt?

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  17. Becky, I apologize for the typo in the recipe. I will be editing it when I return home.

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  18. This looks amazing!! I'm going to try these tomorrow.

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  19. i have a hard time picking just one fruit! I love all kinds of fresh fruit and I love these bars. they'd make a great afternoon snack with a glass of cold milk.

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