Cobble a Cobbler [Fierce Foodie]
Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts and one of the easiest to make, even for those like me who regard baking as a fearsome and time-consuming art. Unlike pies that require forging tender, flaky pastry, creating thick crust over chopped fruit requires little skill. Enter me! If it’s yummy dessert, and it’s easy to make, I am there.
Soon the markets will be filling up with peaches and berries, both of which are excellent for cobbler. Until then, apples and cranberries make good choices too. And why not try a strawberry rhubarb filling?
You might ask is cobbler for breakfast or dessert? To me, it is an anytime food, but if you feel it needs dressing up for dessert just add good quality vanilla ice cream. Cobbler’s juiciness means that extra sauces are unneeded, but you can always get creative with a light topping of whipped cream, various fresh berries and a sprig of fresh mint. It doesn’t have to look messy if you bake your cobbler in individual oven safe ramekins that can be set in front of your guests proudly.
Based on a recipe from Good Morning America
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup peach nectar
1/4 cup pineapple or peach juice (can use juice from canned peaches)
2 cans (16 oz each) peaches, packed in juice, drained, (or 1 3/4 lb fresh), sliced
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup dry pancake mix
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 c evaporated skim milk
nonstick cooking spray, as needed
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp brown sugar
Combine cinnamon, vanilla, cornstarch, peach nectar, and pineapple or peach juice in saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and bubbles.
Add sliced peaches to mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
In another saucepan, melt butter and set aside. Lightly spray 8-inch square glass dish with cooking spray. Pour in peach mixture.
In another bowl, combine pancake mix, flour, sugar, and melted butter. Stir in milk. Quickly spoon this mixture over peach mixture.
Combine nutmeg and brown sugar. Sprinkle mixture on top of batter.
Bake at 400º F for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and cut into 8 squares.
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