Ina Garten's Peaches & Blueberry Crumble
I had bookmarked a recipe for a Berry Cobbler from "Our Best Bites". I liked that this cobbler was more like the traditional versions I've seen on other blogs. I had all the ingredients, on hand, so I decided that some baking therapy is just what I needed to snap out of my funk.
I gave the peaches a quick partial thaw, by washing them with warm water.
One of my favorite pie or fruit dessert "secret" ingredients is Instant ClearJel. It's a pie filling thickener that is added to the sugar. It helps to thicken my pies perfect-- no runny fruit! Sure, you can use flour (which I think tends to muddy flavors), cornstarch or even tapioca. To me, this is my #1 choice thickener. I added 2 Tablespoons of the Instant ClearJel to about 3/4 cup white sugar (you can add less, if you prefer).
I added a bit of lemon zest, reserving most of the zest for the cobbler dough.
Some fresh lemon juice is always a good thing, I think...
I tossed in the sugar-Instant Clear Jel and set the fruit aside.