Staying Home. What a wonderful gift. Covid-19 is deeply concerning and our hearts are with the thousands of families globally that have lost loved ones. For our family, the silver living in this global pandemic has been the call to stay home, to be together, and to learn to slow down.
I saw this meme the other day - it's basically my life during March/April 2020. Can you relate?
So anyway, I love cobbler and this is my go to recipe. You could make this with apples, fresh berries, mango (I love to pair it with ginger) or even peaches. I personally use frozen berries to make this, making this a pantry dessert that I can easily pull out on a cozy family night that begs for dessert.
I like to choose a frozen berry mix that has raspberries and cherries in it... that pairs so well with the Orange hints that I love to add to this Cobbler recipe.
NOTE: I think this maybe classifies more as a 'Crisp' but who really knows?! Aria Aurther passed the original recipe to me as a Cobbler recipe...so I call it a Cobbler and that's that.
NOTE 2.0: You can make this with All Purpose Flour if you don't need to be gluten free.
For the filling:
4 cups frozen Berry mix
3 Green Apples, peeled and thinly sliced in wedges
1/3 c. Raw Sugar
1/3 c. Gluten Free Flour mix such as Bob's Cup for Cup
Juice of 1 Orange
1/4 cup melted Butter
For the 'Top':
1/2 c. melted Butter
1/2 c. GF Flour
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 c. Rolled Oats
Zest of 1 Orange
1 tsp Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375.
In a 2 quart baking dish (that's the size just smaller than the 9x13 inch baking dish) toss together the fruit, flour, sugar and orange juice. Then drizzle the melted butter throughout the fruit mixture .
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar orange zest and cinnamon. Drizzle in the melted butter and combine with a fork, little clumps will form and those are SO good. You want lots of those sticky, buttery, sugary clumps.
Evenly distribute the 'Top' mixture over the berries in the baking dish.
Bake for 35-40 mins, until you can see the berry juices bubbling at the sides of the dish. Remove from oven and allow to sit for at least 15 mins before serving.
I like to serve this with Heavy Whipping Cream, mixed together with equal parts unsweetened Greek Yoghurt. The ratio is 1/1 Cream and Greek Yoghurt. That just takes this dessert over the edge.