Cherry Peach Cobbler with Pecan Biscuit Topping

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Here’s what you need for the filling:

1/2 cups cherries (I used a 12 oz bag of frozen cherries, thawed.)

2 cups sliced peaches (I used a 16 oz bag of frozen peaches, thawed.)

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 Tbsp Kirsch (Or any cherry flavored brandy)

1 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp allspice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Here’s what you need for the biscuit topping:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans (sub for almonds if you’d like, or leave them out if you don’t want to include nuts)

2 Tbsp cornmeal

2 Tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup milk (I use skim)

2 – 4 Tbsp canola oil or XLOO. Use 2 tbsp if you like the topping more dense and biscuit like, use 4 if you prefer it to be more cookie like. — I’ve made this before without any oil, and it is a little crunchy, but still tastes great! Make it how you prefer it.

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Place fruit in a medium sized mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine all other filling ingredients. Once blended, add the mixture to the fruit, and lightly stir to coat the fruit pieces.

Pour fruit mixture into an ungreased 8″ x  8″ square baking pan.

Make topping:

In medium mixing bowl combine all of the biscuit topping ingredients starting with a spoon or fork, and when a dough starts to form, finish mixing it by hand. Once the ingredients have formed a solid dough, break off “tablespoon-ish” size pieces, and place them on top of the fruit mixture. Do not cover the fruit completely. place on the middle rack of the oven.

Baking times will vary depending on the fruit. — If you use fresh, it should only take about 40 minutes to bake. If you are using frozen, for some reason, even when I think the fruit has thawed completely, it takes much longer to cook. Check the cobbler at 40 – 50 minutes. You may need to let it bake for 60 minutes. You will know the cobbler is done when you can lift a section of the biscuit topping slightly with a butter knife, and it does not still look doughy. Let it cook until the dough is thoroughly done, and the top is golden brown.

Top with strawberry ice cream (or any flavor you prefer.)

Enjoy!

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