Desserts, Fruit

Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler // with Goat Cheese Biscuit Topping

June 10, 2015

Back when Steve and I lived in New York — we lived there for about 4 months when Steve played Minor League Baseball with the NY Mets — I baked a whole ton.  Like a lot.  Steve was gone at the field, every. single. day.  Pretty much allll day.  So I would bake in the day and watch his games at night.  That was my life.  But I loved it!  And we had the best time living in NYC.  During those 4 months, I broadened my baking skills and encountered some of my favorite recipes.  One of my favorite recipes from that time were these amazing Goat Cheese Biscuits.  I actually discovered the recipe for those biscuits many years earlier but didn’t perfect them until then.  They are savory, fluffy, tangy, and truly addicting.

Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler

In creating this recipe, I thought it would be fun to bake a Cobbler and use those amazing Goat Cheese Biscuits as the biscuit topping.  I came up with a Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler — Nectarines are just coming into season and blueberries add a sour, tangy punch.  The overall flavor combinations of this dessert are really unique and outstanding.  The Goat Cheese in the topping adds the perfect savory touch to a normally all-sweet dessert.  Don’t be surprised if you see more savory flavors popping up in my dessert recipes!

Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler-2

 

Nectarine Blueberry Cobbler // with Goat Cheese Biscuit Topping
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Recipe type: Cobbler
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Serves: 1 baking dish
 
Savory Goat Cheese Biscuits on top of sweet, springtime Nectarine and Blueberry fruits.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Nectarines, Sliced
  • 2 cup Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen (Thawed)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • ½ tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch Salt
For the Biscuit Topping
  • 2 cups Self Rising Flour
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, Cold
  • 4 ounces Goat Cheese
  • 1¼ cups Buttermilk, plus more if needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the inside of a round baking dish. Set aside until needed.
  2. Place the nectarines and blueberries in a medium bowl. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla, and fold/stir to combine. Be sure to completely coat the fruit with the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the fruit mixture into the prepared baking dish. Set aside.
  4. To make the biscuit topping, place the self rising flour in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter and goat cheese. Using your hands, or a pastry blender, work the butter and goat cheese into the flour until they are about the size of peas.
  5. Make a well in the center, and add the buttermilk. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to gently stir to combine. You don't want to overmix the dough. Just be sure to stir/fold enough for the dough to be completely moistened and there is no flour left. Add more buttermilk if you need, 1 teaspoon at a time.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to grab a large dollop-sized ball of dough and place it on top of the prepared fruit. Continue until you have covered the most surface of the fruit as possible.
  7. Place the baking dish on a baking sheet and place it in the oven to bake, for about 1 hour. The cobbler will be done when the fruit is bubbling over and the biscuit topping had lightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm.

 

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  • Melissa June 10, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! As if the goat cheese biscuits aren’t good enough, then you go and add this deliciousness! Can’t wait to be a taste tester on the next batch! Great idea!

  • Patti June 10, 2015 at 9:34 am

    These were so good!