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This is my blog of recipes. I like "eating the rainbow" as well as globe-trotting through food. I totally dig heady local produce and local fresh meats.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fruit Cobbler

There isn't really anything comparable to a warm fruit cobbler after burgers on the grill on a warm summer night out on the deck. Oh, and the vanilla ice cream is a must! The smooth coolness with the crispy warmth is a match made in heavy. Gosh - this sounds almost pornographic! I did a bunch of research on cobbler recipes and I really like this one as a basic go-to as I believe you can throw any fruit into it and perfection is almost guaranteed. It's an elegant hodgepodge, which is unlikely but magnificent!

1/2 C flour
1/4 C white sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Small pinch of ground cloves (optional)
Pinch of salt
6 TBSP cold butter, cut into little pieces
1/3 C oats
1/3 C chopped pecans

3 lbs fruit of choice
3 TBSP granulated sugar (more if you think your fruit is very bitter)
Lemon zest and juice (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix ingredients A together with your fingers until pea-sized balls form. Put in fridge while preparing your fruit.

Peel and chop fruit (if necessary) and toss with the rest of ingredients from B.

In a dish of your choice (I used a 9" round 3" deep glass dish), pour in Mixture B and top with Mixture A.

Cook for about 35 - 45 mins or until the top is slightly golden and the fruit is bubbling out.

Serve with ice cream!

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