Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Berry Cobbler

Growing up, a very favorite summer dessert of mine was the Blueberry Peach Cobbler that our mom made - with fresh Maine blueberries and canned peaches, if I remember correctly. I have learned that just about any combination of fruit and berries (fresh, frozen, or canned) works pretty well, and makes this a good year-round option for a fruit based dessert that is quick and easy. I recently made it with a can of pears (drained), and about 1 cup of frozen berries - odds and ends from my freezer that needed to be used up or thrown away.

Here's the recipe: filling, crust, and topping.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cook until thick:
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold water

Add to that mixture:
3 cups of fruit (see above for ideas)
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Pour this fruit filling into an oven-safe dish.

Mix the following crust, and pour it on top of the fruit filling in the dish:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk
1/8 cup oil

Mix the following topping, and sprinkle it on top of the crust:
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Put the whole production in the oven, and bake it for 30 minutes. It's good warm and cold, with ice cream or whipped cream or plain. I usually eat the leftovers for breakfast. Enjoy!

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