Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Mine was busy in all the right ways: OutRun with Amanda (and we got to meet Anne from FANNEtastic Food ←a blogger I’ve followed for a few years now and really admire!) a Nat’s game, sunset drinks on my friend’s roof deck, teaching a great class at Biker Barre, an afternoon at the water park, bubble tea stops, iced coffee walks, and finally figuring out when + how I’m going to make the big move to Seattle this summer.
A highlight of the weekend was this cobbler ↓, which disappeared so quickly that I barely had time to shoot photos of it. This is the perfect summer dessert because it’s easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. The finished product is a juicy, sweet dessert that looks increasingly beautiful the messier it gets.
The key to this recipe is using fresh fruit – I don’t recommend using frozen fruit. If you only have frozen fruit on hand, make sure to thaw the fruit completely before using. You’ll also want to increase the amount of sugar in the recipe to 3/4 or 1 cup.
- 3 cups mixed fruit (I used fresh blackberries, blueberries and strawberries)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Butter a 7" x 11" baking dish
- If using strawberries or other whole fruit, chop into bite-sized pieces and combine with other fruit in a bowl
- Add the lemon juice to the fruit, mix and set aside
- In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside
- In another small bowl, beat the sugar, butter and vanilla extract together until smooth
- Slowly start to incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, until a crumbly dough forms
- Line the bottom of the baking dish with the fruit and top evenly with the dough pieces
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Top with ice cream and enjoy!
I love topping my warm dessert with ice cream, so make sure to have some on hand when serving this summertime treat. Also, this tastes great with plain oatmeal if you have leftovers and don’t want to wait until dessert to enjoy it 🙂
-How was your Memorial Day Weekend?
-What is your favorite summertime dessert?
-Are you a salt or sweet lover?