Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Family Recipes: Crowd Pleasing Cobbler

I have been making this cobbler recipe for as long as I can remember. It has all the qualities that I love in a recipe: easy, quick, and standard ingredients that come together to make a simple yet simply awesome dish. This cobbler is a go-to dessert in my family and hopefully it will be one in yours too.

My mom refers to this recipe as "Blueberry Stuff", but as you can see I used peaches when I took the pictures. Peaches and blueberries together are also delicious. The combination of the fresh-out-of-the-oven cobbler and the cold ice-cream melting on top is totally heavenly.

"Blueberry Stuff"
Original Recipe from Southern Living Magazine
Adapted by the Maurers

4 cups of blueberries, peaches (sliced), or a combination of the two (4 cups = 2 pints of blueberries)
about 1T lemon juice for sprinkling
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3T melted butter
vanilla ice-cream

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a 13x9 inch baking dish*, arrange the fruit and sprinkle with lemon juice.
3. In a food processor, combine egg, flour and sugar. Blend until the mixture is course and resembles corn meal.
4. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.
5. Bake for 30 min. or until the crust is starting to brown and the fruit is bubbly.
6. Serve while still hot topped with vanilla ice-cream.

*the dish in the picture is smaller because I wanted to try it crustier, but I think I like with less crust better because you can taste the fruit more, but you can do it either way if you like more crust.

Toss the crust ingredients in the food processor... should look like this...
....the fruit... with the crust...

...butter makes everything better!
Golden brown, yum!
Vanilla ice-cream is a must!