Sunday, August 2, 2009

Yummy Dessert and Homemade Pizza

I made a yummy dessert Sunday with the leftover peaches and blueberries I had from Michigan. I found the recipe in a Better Homes and Garden book years ago and have made it many times.

Peach-a-Berry Cobbler

1 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C milk
1/4 C butter, softened
1/4 C packed brown sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
3 C sliced fresh peaches or frozen unsweetened peach slices
1 C fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. coarse sugar or granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg or cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350. For topping, in a medium bowl, stir together flour, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and the baking powder. Add milk and the 1/4 cup butter. Stir until nearly smooth (small pieces of butter will remain).
2. For filing, in a medium saucepan, stir together brown sugar and cornstarch; stir in 1/3 cup cold water. Add peaches and blueberries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Add the 1 tablespoon butter and lemon juice; stir until butter melts. Pour into an ungreased 2-quart casserole. Spoon topping over hot filling; spread evenly over filling. Sprinkle sugar and nutmeg or cinnamon over topper.
3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until filling bubbles around edges and a wooden toothpick inserted into topper comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with ice cream. Makes 6 servings.

It doesn't look as pretty here as it tasted. But was even better with Vanilla Ice Cream on top (right Dawn???)! I had a girlfriend over for supper so we had a dinner guest to share with.

Our dinner was pretty fun too. I've been wanting to grill pizza, so I finally decided to do it. I bought a couple packages of dough and we made little individual pizzas with our own fixin's. It is very easy to make grilled pizza, but even better because you take the mess outdoors.

Colin helped me get things ready by cutting up different toppings. We had tomatoes from the garden, basil from the garden, olives, pepperoni, sauce, different types of cheese, bacon, roasted peppers that I prepared earlier and artichokes. We took all the toppings outside along with the dough.

Once the grill was hot, but also on the lowest setting possible, we rolled out small amounts of dough, brushed it with olive oil and tossed them on the grill. Once the bottom was cooked, we flipped the dough and started adding our toppings. When the pizza is loaded up, you close the lid long enough for the cheese to melt and Viola'....dinner is ready.

Dawn and I thought they were very good, Colin ate it but thought it was weird to have pizza on the grill. But he did enjoy building his own "pie". My favorite topping was the basil. Here is our tray of toppings before going out to the patio.

Colin building his pizza.

A very fun evening to end the weekend. Wish they didn't go so fast, but I guess enjoy it while you can, and eat great food with wonderful friends if nothing else.

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