Thursday, June 11, 2015

Boozy Bourbon Cobbler

June 14th is National Bourbon Day. In Kentucky, we don't need a special day to tell us to drink bourbon. But we'll gladly indulge with the rest of the country.  We take our bourbon very seriously...so serious in fact that we don't just drink it, we cook with it too. Similar to wine, when you cook with bourbon all the flavors are intensified resulting in a deep, rich deliciousness. 

boozy bourbon cobbler

This time of year all the fruits are coming out to play begging us to use up their bounty. A cobbler is the perfect way to make the most of the season's harvest and pssst....it's much easier than a pie.

Boozy Bourbon Cobbler
Adapted from Tyler Florence's recipe
4 fresh peaches peeled and sliced
1 pint of blueberries
3/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of bourbon (Maker's)
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1.5 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 sticks cold unsalted butter
3/4 cup heavy cream (plus more for topping)
   Oven set to 375 degrees

Peel and slice the peaches and toss them in a bowl with the blueberries, bourbon, 1/4 cup sugar, and cornstarch.


Chug-a-lug in goes the bourbon.

To make the crust combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and baking powder. Slice the 2 sticks of butter into small pieces and add to the mixture. Hope you're not scared of a lot little butter. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or your hands.  

Note to self: get a pastry cutter.
The mixture should begin to look like coarse breadcrumbs. Then pour in the heavy cream and work it gently into the mix until it resembles a sticky dough. 

Over medium heat melt 4 tablespoons of butter into a cast iron skillet. Doesn't everything just look and taste better in cast iron? Yes. Add in the peach and blueberry mixture and let cook for 5 minutes. 

Remove from heat and begin plopping on a tablespoon of dough at a time. 

Don't worry if the pan isn't completely covered the dough will expand in the oven. 

Drizzle a couple more tablespoons of the heavy cream over the top and sprinkle some more sugar. Put the skillet on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until brown and bubbly. 

boozy bourbon cobbler

Admittedly, I like anything sweet but this was exceptionally good! The buttery crust cut the sweetness of the fruit perfectly. I'm a crust person and could just eat the crust alone if I'm honest (and I am). I was skeptical at first of what, if anything, the bourbon would add. The best way I can describe it is that I could taste the bourbon but it was a subtle richness rather than the burn that you feel from drinking bourbon. Even if you don't like bourbon try it and I think you'll like the complexity it adds. I think it's one of those things where if you don't tell people there is bourbon in it they will be trying to guess and put their finger on what it is they are tasting. 

You should totally drink some bourbon too. Try my blackberry mint julep or strawberry honey bourbon fizz

Drink up!

20 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! My husband would love this, and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. It's easy you should make it for him :)

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  2. That looks amazing! I love summer time desserts!

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    1. Me too! I can't stop eating berries or watermelon!

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  3. You had me at bourbon! Ha! This looks so fresh and delicious!

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  4. Shut your mouth. I need this. I NEED this. YUM.

    Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. Love this! It looks delicious! I'm def going to have to try to make it. And I love your recommendation at the end! haha

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  6. Yummmm that looks delicious! Definitely trying this

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  7. Oh goodness...it is very fitting that June 14th is Bourbon day as it also is my birthday! That makes so much sens since I just love bourbon! This looks amazing!

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  8. This looks scrumptious! Perfect summer dessert and bourbon tribute!! :-) Have a great day sweetheart!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks like a great recipe! Alton Brown makes a bourbon pecan pie that is to die for (and I'll sometimes substitute rum for the bourbon and it's just as good).

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  10. That looks pretty amazing. My grandparents live in Kentucky - my Papa makes amazing bourbon balls. They used to ship me a tin of them when I was in college. Yum!

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  11. Can I substitute the blueberries for another fruit? I don't like blueberries lol

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  12. This sounds delicious! Definitely a must try for summer for me. Yum.

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  13. This looks delicious! Now if I could only find someone to make it for me :)

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  14. This looks delicious! Pinning now!

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  15. I have never had bourbon before but this looks delicious and perfect for summer.

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  16. this looks ridiculously yummy!!

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