Raise your hand if you've been in this situation; it's a beautiful Saturday morning, you're strolling your local farmer's market and right there staring back at you is summer fruit in all its glorious bounty.
You begin to panic - what do I pick, how much should I buy, will it still be around next week? So you buy it all, it's there, it's fresh, it's only a day or two out from being perfectly ripe.
Then you get home and realize just how much fruit you bought ...and there are only two people in your house – reality sets in. There's no way this fruit will be consumed before it goes bad. It's a good thing I have a solution for you today, and it involves all the stone fruit, drop biscuits and bourbon.
This stone fruit cobbler with bourbon is so easy to put together that you'd actually be almost tempted to pick up extra fruit just to have an excuse to bake it up. During the summer I'm a lazy baker, especially when it comes to fruit. I don't peel the skins off my peaches and pitting cherries involves taking the flat side of my knife and slapping down hard on a whole bunch until they split open.
The cherries needed to be sliced in half anyway, so essentially the pitting and cutting get done at one time. It makes a mess, but when does cherry pitting not look like a scene from Dexter? After you've sliced, pitted and gotten yourself good and messy, you just toss everything into a bowl with a touch of sugar, salt, vanilla, cornstarch, and of course - the bourbon.
The cobbler topping comes together even easier, then before you know it all that extra fruit is used and your home smells amazing.
Serve it up with some vanilla ice cream for an a la mode treat that can't be beat.
For the Cobbler Filling:
For the Topping:
Le Creuset Heritage 3 Quart Square Dish
Wusthof Santoku Knife - 5 inch
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls