Loaded with fruit, this Blueberry Peach cake bakes for a long time at a moderate temperature which helps
keep the ripe fruit from bursting and releasing its juices. This easy-to-make pastry bakes up moist and crumbly.
When using a dark colored pan, it is best to lower the cooking temperature by 25 degrees and bake a little longer. This will lower the risk of burning the crust.
1 1/2 cups All purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp Vanilla
Blueberry Cake Filling1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tb All purpose flour
1 Tb Quick cooking tapioca
2 lb (about 4) Firm ripe peaches, sliced lengthwise, pitted
1 cup Blueberries
1 Tb Fresh lemon juice
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~ 1 Hour &
Pan Type ~ 9 inch springform pan
Stir together the flour, sugar, baking
powder and salt until combined. Add butter and mix just until mixture
resembles coarse meal with some small butter lumps. Add egg and vanilla,
mix just until dough clumps and begins to form a ball.
Press dough onto bottom of pan and evenly about two inches up sides of springform pan with floured fingertips. Chill pastry in pan until firm, about 10 minutes.
Make the filling while the pastry chills. Grind 2 tablespoons sugar with flour and tapioca in blender until tapioca is powdery.
Recipe Tip: If you don't have a spice or coffee grinder, and do have a blender; you can use blender to grind the tapioca. Just put the tapioca, flour and sugar in the blender. Grind and blend them up.
Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the remaining 6 tablespoons sugar.
Add peaches, blueberries and lemon juice. Gently toss to coat.
Spoon filling into pastry and bake loosely covered with a sheet of foil, until filling is bubbling in center and crust is golden. Cook about 1 3/4 hours.
Transfer Blueberry Peach Cake in pan, to a rack and cool uncovered for 20 minutes, then carefully remove side of pan. Cool blueberry cake to barely warm or room temperature, then cut into thick wedges with a sharp knife before serving.
Note that although the blueberry peach cake will come out of the oven somewhat wet. It should gel nicely as the cake cools.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!