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No Hurries: Blueberry Peach Cobbler On The Grill

Location: Pond-Side Pit

Temperature: 81 degrees F

Humidity: 79% 

Whilst waiting on a batch of coals to mature, the sun waned over the roof tops, its golden beams glittering over the pond here by the pit.  A doable humidity dallied in the air, and heronthe tweety birds flirted about in the alders and cottonwoods. Lazy clouds of cotton idle in a sky of pastel blue. I positioned myself in my BBQ chair of leisure, and tuned in the Twins game on the pit radio. One of the finer joys of summer grilling, is listening to my beloved baseball team travel the country-wide, and play ball. Granted, they generally lose 2 out of 3, but that’s OK by me. They add to the BBQ ambiance if you know what I mean. An acoustic wallpaper of sorts, to blend with the soft banter of nature.

The coals in the charcoal chimney are getting there. They are in no hurry it seems, which is fitting for our style of the BBQ sciences. No hurries, which off-hand and by-the -way, is the attitude also of the lonely Blue Heron down by the pond. He was in the middle of supper when I sat down, and like many a bird tends to do for some reason, had his spoils clamped firmly in its bill. Tighter than Bill Gate’s vault I would wager. He stood there, backed by tall weeds leaning in the breeze,  for what seemed minutes on end, with nary a motion usually reserved for dinner bells and the like. Other than when these fellows harpoon their intended quarry with the fierceness and accuracy of a Samurai warrior, they are one of the slowest, most graceful moving birds I have seen. Deftly stalking the shallows no faster it seems, than the sun arcs yonder through the heavens. I am always and quite dutifully impressed by the innate patience they seem to harbor for their craft. No hurries. A motto undoubtedly suited for the BBQ arts as well.

By the time the Heron commenced with choking down his fish, my coals were ready. I thus banked them to one side of the old kettle grill as usual, for some in-direct cooking. Tonight on the grill, we have something special. Something sure to sooth the savage sweet tooth. Homemade Blueberry Peach Cobbler. Adapted from a little ditty we found at Man Cave Meals, a great site if you’re looking for more on the art and zen of  BBQ. There are a lot of words we might use to describe this fruity delight, but “Yum!” about says it all. Let us then get after it, for the patience, I must admit,  resides better now with the Blue Heron. This is good eating!

Mix up the batter accordingly:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk

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In an 8 x 8 pan, or roughly that, and over a half-stick of melted butter, pour the batter gently. Resist, by and far, the urge to mix it all up. Just let the batter mingle for the sides of the pan. Advancing at its own good speed.

Bring to a boil in a sauce pan the following:

  • 2 cups of peach slices
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice

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Pour this beloved mixture of sweetened fruit over thy batter with a gentle, yet well-meaning hand. Then, mostly for culinary poeticness, lightly dash some cinnamon over the whole ensemble, and place the pan opposite the hot coals.

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Go head and put the lid on and do what you do best! Grab a lovely beverage and tarry in the good ambiance patron to the pit. You’ve had a long day no doubt, and you sort of owe it to yourself, don’t you think, to kick your feet up and relax a little. To feel the summer breeze whistle through your up-turned toe-pits. To partition a little time off the clock today, and let up on the accelerator pedal of life. To boldly let the world spin with out you for a while. For life goes by fast enough as it is, so let us not rush it of all places at the pit, doing that which we feverishly love. For this is your opus now. This grill. This evening. The aromas of baking cobbler. The way the sunbeams slant over the green grass. The moment is yours to seize if you want it. All you need do is sit there, and watch it all unfold. No hurries people. No hurries.

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In about 45 minutes, or when the batter has browned over a touch, or when it passes the toothpick test adequate to thee – it is done. It’s also always good, when baking via this method, to turn the pan 180 degrees mid-way through the cook, for even cooking. I brought the wondrous dessert inside, and my what lovely aromas tarried with it. Served hot with whipped cream, or better yet, a scoop of your favorite ice cream – glory be!!! A tastier dessert from the grill nor even the oven too, you shall not soon divine. Hot Blueberry Peach Cobbler off the grill. Like that old heron with his fish, there may be more yummy things in life, but right now, we can’t think of any. And getting there was half the fun. Amen.

Grilled peach cobbler

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56 responses

  1. yum! trying this… 🙂

    June 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

  2. Wow, looks so good, and I’m blown away by how beautifully it was written!

    June 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

  3. Funny, I live stream my favorite radio station from Honolulu and sing and dance while I grill… ALOHA! 😀

    June 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

  4. Wow. My sweet tooth beckons to sample this. Just like a carrot cake, it has fruit. Therefore, it must be good for ‘ya! 🙂

    June 26, 2013 at 10:11 am

  5. I love reading your blogs – you’ve got quite a talent for visual writing 🙂 I feel like I’m watching the Heron right along with you.
    I love to grill peaches! Thanks for this delicious post!

    June 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  6. Myaz_Nuggetz

    Reblogged this on Myaz_Nuggetz.

    June 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  7. Jane Doe

    I had no idea that you could make a pie on the grill…thanks!

    June 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  8. I am amazied. You baked a cobbler on the grill, it looks fantastic. Well done!

    June 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    • amazed, was so verklempt I forgot how to spell.

      June 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      • I get verklempt sometimes too. Its cool.

        Thanks puginthekitchen!

        June 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm

  9. We just had our first big camping trip of the year a few weekends ago and we made peach cobbler on the grill. 🙂 Of course, we used a much shorter recipe, but it was really cool to put it on and let it sit, and the smokey flavor was unique. We will totally be making it again the next trip! And I’ll be packing ice cream to go with it!

    June 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    • Ah that’s the good life there. All food tastes better in a campsite, if for no other reason than sheer location. Cool you had a good time. You must have an RV if you’re packing ice cream!

      Thanks Kate! nice of you to drop by!

      June 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      • Tent camping all the way – dry ice is an amazing thing! Plus, we have been dying to try the whole “make ice cream in a ziplock bag” think that is all over Pinterest. 🙂

        June 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      • Okay, my bad, we do take a small mini-fridge that has the tiny freezer in it… 🙂

        June 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    • Mini fridge! Funny you should mention such antics as this. For our co-host’s wife is camping right now, and she too admitted to getting an electric site at the campground, just so they could plug in her mini refrigerator there. And tho I must shake my head in disdain, I suspect there is no denying the acute pleasure of a cold dish of ice cream in a hot, summer’s encampment. Bless ya. You’ve crossed the line, but bless ya anyways!

      Take care!

      June 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  10. Oy vey… Now I am supposed to get out of bed to calm the munchies! Awesome it looks, tried the taste, but tastes of screen no matter how hard I lick the screen! Have you missed out any ingredients?
    You rock:-D

    June 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm

  11. Looks great!!! I love doing dessert on grill. Will have to try this out!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    • Yeah its fun. This recipe turned out real good. I would make it again for sure.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  12. I’d swear you guys came up with this just for our Wyoming trip! Can’t wait to try it.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    • Ya never know! Its quite tasty, rest assured. Safe travels Mrs. Deerslayer!

      June 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  13. Liz

    loving that the Twins game on the radio is acoustic wallpaper. So many good phrases here. I’m all about food, but sometimes it seems the icing on your cake of well-crafted phrases. Always a fun read. And glory be, sign me up for a very large portion of your cobbler. (toe-pits? you’ve re-written my anatomy lingo now!)

    June 26, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    • Ah yes, toe-pits…The over-looked, less-appreciated pits.
      Glory be it was good cobbler, Liz!

      Thanks as always for your great comments! You’re our #1 comment maker now, according to the stats. Well-done Lass! And thank you much!

      June 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

  14. Yummm, looks amazing xDD

    June 27, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  15. Exquisite recipe, you could have invited the Heron over for a taste.
    Laurie.

    June 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    • It was tasty alright. Not sure if the heron would have thought so.

      June 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  16. Nick Trandahl

    A very well-written piece. I’m going to love delving into these writings. Well done!

    June 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

  17. that looks amazing!

    June 28, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  18. Reblogged this on May Contain Foodity and commented:
    my mouth is watering.

    June 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  19. Awesome! I am itching to try this. 🙂

    June 29, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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  22. Yummy!

    I nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award today at niasimoneauthor.com.

    Thanks for the blog and for the support!

    Nia

    July 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

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  24. Thanks so much for liking my post!! You recipes look slick as!

    August 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  25. Reblogged this on Outdoor Living in New England and commented:
    Peaches are at their prime in southern New England. This looks fantastic.

    August 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  26. emilykarn

    I’m looking for recipes to expand my grilling abilities beyond meat and baked potatoes. This is the perfect solution! Many thanks. i am rebloging this post on my site and following you now. Emily

    August 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    • Sounds good. Yeah, you’ll like this recipe. One of the best things we grilled all year so far. And it had no meat, go figure.

      August 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  27. emilykarn

    Reblogged this on emilykarn and commented:
    Wonderful recipe!!!!

    August 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

  28. Sounds like a great recipe. Will have to try it!

    August 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  29. This is soo impressive, you make me want to go out and guy that barbecue grill!

    September 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  30. Ralf

    Looks fantastic………

    August 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

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