Divine Apple Berry Cobbler

This cobbler is the perfect combination of flavor and texture – sweet and sour with a little crunch. And it’s even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a spoonful of fresh whipped cream. Heaven! Aside from loving this easy dessert, I’m also pretty excited to post a recipe that I created myself. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of making it as I did.

Just a little side note: Here I used moras, which are berries specific to the Andes region of Ecuador. Their flavor is something of a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry, with a strong sour note. As my hubby and I prefer, we used what’s fresh and locally available (no such thing as a blueberry or raspberry here!), but blackberries or even blueberries would make wonderful substitutes.

Apple Berry Cobbler

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

For the Topping:

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 1/2 cups of oats

1/3 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of butter

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of salt

For the Fruit Compote

15 oz of apples, diced (any variety)

12 oz of berries, rinsed

3 oz butter

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F

To make the topping, first combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add the butter and work into the flour mixture with fingers, until it is crumbly. Be careful not to overwork. Finally, add the egg and combine, continuing to work with your fingers.

For the compote, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and toss to coat evenly. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the fruit starts to become tender. Add the berries, toss again and remove from heat.

Pour the fruit mixture into an ungreased 8 x 12 inch baking dish and spread evenly over the bottom. Then distribute the crumble across the top, making sure to fill all the space.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top of the crumble is crispy and brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Even better when paired with a cup of coffee or loose leaf tea!


  

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