While my tastebuds have definitely adapted since converting to a paleo lifestyle, I still like treats and still love making them! Shortly after Justin and I met, my sweet tooth became very apparent, and I’ll never forget Justin telling me that he didn’t really like sweets. I probably told him we might not work out because of it. I’m sure I was mostly kidding, but seriously, some things are just fundamental (totally kidding). Regardless, I had a sneaky suspicion he’d come around.
And now, Justin is the one asking what’s for dessert or if I have any new recipes to try out. It’s pretty funny actually. He’s even gone so far as to suggest some ideas, like this one! He really wanted peach cobbler, and I hadn’t had peaches in I don’t even know how long. I typically stick to berries for fruit and an occasional banana, apple (honey crisp are my favorite) or watermelon when it is in season because I just really love them. Anyway, we have an abundance of blueberries right now and they are my favorite, so I figured peaches and blueberries would be a tasty pairing, and a good compromise. Well, no compromise necessary because this turned out to be quite wonderful! This peach berry cobbler is a no-bake version, and it was a hit at a recent family gathering. Catch this one while peaches are in season. Fresh fruit and veggies are always best when they’re local and in season.
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PEACH BERRY COBBLER
For the crust:
- 1-1/2 cups raw nuts (I used 1 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of walnuts. Pecans would be good.)
- 10-12 dates - pitted
- 1 tbsp honey
- pinch of salt
For the peach berry layer:
- 4 peaches - peeled and diced into chunks, ours were medium sized
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
For the crumble topping:
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts or pecans
- 1-2 tbsp coconut sugar or maple sugar (granulated honey would be great too)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp grassfed butter or ghee
- pinch of salt
- For the crust: Line a small baking pan (7x11 or 9x9) with parchment paper.
- Add the nuts to your food processor and pulse until they are roughly chopped.
- Add the pitted dates and honey to your food processor, and pulse until the mixture is a little sticky.
- Remove from food processor and press down into your parchment lined baking pan.
- For the peach berry layer: Peel and dice the peaches so they are in small chunks.
- Place the peaches and blueberries in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Heat them until the peaches and blueberries breakdown and become soft and saucy.
- Turn the heat off and let them sit while you make the crumble topping.
- For the crumble topping: Pulse the nuts in your food processor until they are roughly chopped.
- Remove the nuts from the food processor and place them in a small mixing bowl.
- Add the coconut sugar, cinnamon, butter and a pinch of salt.
- Mix with a fork so a crumble forms.
- To put it all together: Layer the peach berry mixture on top of the crust.
- Sprinkle the crumble topping on top.
- Cover and place in the fridge until you serve.
- Store in the fridge for about 5 days.