Acute How-To: Summer Berry Cobbler

Throughout the summer, I love to eat and cook with berries.  They are the freshest during the summer months which makes them extra delicious.

One super simple berry dessert recipe is a cobbler.  A cobbler is kind of like a pie, except that it takes very little effort or baking skills.  So, if you don’t fancy yourself much of a baker, don’t worry because this recipe is so easy.

What you will need:

  • About three cups of berries – I used a mix of blueberries and strawberries – but use whatever you love.  Peaches and plums are also amazing cobbler fruits.
  • Whole wheat and all purpose flour
  • white sugar
  • corn starch
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • fat free sour cream
  • butter
  • water

Step One:

Wash and slice {if needed} the fruit and place in a square glass baking dish.  Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon corn starch over the fruit – toss all to combine.

Step Two:

In a separate bowl, whisk together ¾ cup whole wheat flour, ¼ cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

Step Three:

Dice three tablespoons of cold butter into small cubes and cut the butter into the flour mixture.  You can do this using a pastry cutter or with two knives.

Step Four:

Mix ½ cup fat free sour cream into the flour mixture and then slowly pour in 1/3 cup of cold water – stirring so that all is combined and you have a thick biscuit like batter.  If the batter is too thick – add an extra drop of water.

Step Five:

Spoon the batter over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.  You will know it is done when the fruit is bubbling and the top is a pale golden brown.

 Serve warm or at room temperature – enjoy!

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