summer time (it’s about time) dessert: peach & apricot cobbler

the {locally grown} peaches and apricots in the bowl on my table are so ripe and fragrant this morning that i can smell them from across the room. this fragrance reminds me of lazy summer afternoons, late dinners in the back yard, peach juice running down kids faces, sweet and satisfying desserts, laughter, SUMMER(!)….a perfect cobbler  topped with vanilla ice cream. i had no choice but to make it- – -was surprised by how easily it came together. the sweet fruity fragrance being slowly replaced by the sweeter aroma of baking cobbler: cinnamony sugary goodness wrapping itself around every inch of my space as it bakes and bubbles, full of promise….bliss!
  • about 3-4 cups organic sweet & ripe white peaches and yellow apricots (or 6-7 peaches and 10-15 apricots)
  • 4 tbs (-or so- depending on sweetness preference) raw brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 stick  of cold butter
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • a small pinch of sea salt
ready for the oven

in a food processor (or crumbling by hand is possible as well) pulse the butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla & salt all together (for a few pulses until it becomes a crumble)  then add the walnuts and pulse a few more times. slice the fruit and place it in a deep baking dish. cover loosely with flour mixture, then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about an hour. at about half way take a spoon or spatula and  carefully mix some of the flour mixture down in to the fruit at intervals. serve with lightly sweetened whipped creme fraiche {see recipe here} or vanilla ice cream. go for a run the next day:))

just out of the oven
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