Peach and Blueberry Buckle

I look forward to fresh local peaches all year. They have finally arrived. As a child I remember going to ‘pick your own’ farms in New Jersey and loving the smell of ripe peaches as I climbed the trees. I bought a bag of peaches from a produce stand this week and set them in a bowl on the kitchen counter. I think ripening fruit makes a kitchen look alive and inviting.

A buckle is a fruit-fillled coffee cake topped with streusel crumbs. I have been making this recipe for many years. The original recipe was for a blueberry and nectarine buckle from Gourmet Magazine in 1991. I have adapted it for peaches and it is delicious. I love the combination of peaches and blueberries. It is my family’s favorite summer dessert.

Peach and Blueberry Buckle
Topping
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 c. unsalted butter, diced

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir. Add butter and work in with your fingers to form crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cake
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. vanilla sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 large eggs
2 c. peeled and thinly sliced peaches
2 c. fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 pan. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add eggs alternately with dry ingredients. Mix peaches in by hand then fold in blueberries. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Top with streusel crumbs. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is light golden. Cool on rack. Serve on it’s own or top with a bit of sweetened whip cream. Serves 12.

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