Friday, July 20, 2012

Berry Cobbler



One of my favorite things about summer is the fruit. There is always an abundant amount and a wonderful variety of fruit to choose from. What is your favorite summer fruit? I would have to say that I have several, but one of my favorites is the blueberry. It seems to be one of the most versatile fruit around. I love to eat the blueberries by themselves, but I also love them in a salad, and they are great to bake or cook with.

One of the local grocery stores had a sale on blueberries a couple of weeks ago and so I had purchased a pint of them. My kids were going to be home for Sunday dinner that week and so I decided to make a dessert with the blueberries that I had purchased. The recipe called for 3 cups of blueberries and I had only the one pint, but I did have some strawberries in the refrigeration also so I decided to use some strawberries to make the 3 cups.

I have to say that this cobbler turned out be delicious. There was not one bite left of this dessert by the end of the meal. We all enjoyed it; I think there were a few of the kids just about licking out their bowls trying to get every bit of the cobbler.  Needless to say I have made this one again. The second time I added a couple of more fruits, I had blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and some peach thrown in the cobbler. I have to say that this was just as scrumptious as the first cobbler. So when it comes down to this cobbler I think that just about any fruit would make this a tasty dessert. I hope that you will give it try and let me know what kind of fruit you used in your cobbler.



Berry Cobbler (Adapted from Southern Food.about.com)
Ingredients:
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, stir in water. Bring to a boil; stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute. Add fruit. Pour fruit mixture into a lightly buttered 1 1/2 quart baking dish or a 9 inch pie plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzled with 1 teaspoon melted butter.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour milk and 3 tablespoons melted butter into a measuring cup; add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just mixture is moistened and forms a ball. Drop spoonfuls onto the fruit mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.



28 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I hope you have a good weekend:)
    ~Anne

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  2. My husband loves cobblers. He is going to love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yummy all of that wonderful fresh fruit sounds wonderful. There is no wonder there was none of your cobbler left after the meal. Sounds delicious :))

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  4. This loos great. For some reason I never think to make cobblers in the summer, I always make them fall/winter with those fruits and forget to make them in the summer with berries. I need to remedy that soon...yours looks wonderfully inspiring.

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  5. Can I come over for a taste testing? Pretty please :) Looks fabulous!

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  6. Oh those deep rich berries and the fluffy biscuit topping look insanely good. I'm so glad it's farmer's market day tomorrow, I'm going to lead up on berries this week,

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  7. love blueberries, and love cobbler even more. looks sooooooo good.

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  8. You can never go wrong with a fruit cobbler. Peaches and/or blue berries are the best, IMO, but anything seems to work. And a pretty easy dessert to throw together. Good stuff - thanks.

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  9. Yum... you have me drooling!

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  10. Love cobbler, esp. with summer berries! This looks so yum!

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  11. I love fruits too and especially berrird so I love this cobbler!

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  12. I followed you back after your visit at my blog. I couldn't have picked a better day. Cobblers are my favorite desserts. Yours here, mixing blueberries and strawberries must be incredible!

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  13. This looks delicious! I love summer berries!!

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  14. WOW, Looks really GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD :)
    Wish I could have a bite :p

    xxx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  15. Cobblers are so great, especially with fresh in-season berries! Looks delicious.

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  16. great minds think alike!! i made blueberry pie for dessert last night...yum yum.. I also made your cabbage/cucumber salad..so yummy!! the seasoning is the same I use when I make pickled eggs...I didn't realize that until I made it. I am also going to bring it to a party this weekend. the cucumber/ cabbage combination tastes good.
    thanks!

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  17. Summer fruits are my favourite too - I love strawberries and blueberries. This looks heart warming and delicious :)

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  18. Hello.
    Visiting from Ropcorn's Weekend Blog Hop.

    I love blueberries and tend to have them each morning in my smootihies and in my cereal. I love cobblers too & this looks delicious. I hope you have saved some for when I visit (lol). Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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  19. Your berry cobbler looks fabulous...I just want mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...yum!
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you are having a nice week :)

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  20. Ohh I love a berry cobbler and yours looks wonderful :))
    Mary x

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  21. Just came across your blog and saw these delicious treats! Hey, it looks so yummy! I love sweets!

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  22. Everyone is making cobbler--I may jump on the bandwagon!

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  23. That sounds wonderful. I'm a fan of the crumble myself.

    Blueberries have been my favorite Summer fruit. My recent discovery: blueberry sweet tea. Thank goodness I froze my extra berries.

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  24. I thought it was meat!
    Well, it looks so good too!

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