Sunday, June 24, 2012

Apple Berry Cobbler

Here's one for the other man in my life!

I tried this cobbler almost eight years ago and my son - the picky eater member of the family who at that time was existing on peanut butter, mac-n-cheese, and chicken nuggets - absolutely loved it.

And he has mentioned it several times over the past few months, so I decided it had to be found and baked again.  This one came from a 2004 issue of Southern Living.

Apple-Berry Cobbler
1 (16-ounce) package frozen blueberries, unthawed
1 (16-ounce) package frozen cherries, unthawed
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
5 slices white sandwich bread
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar

Stir together frozen blueberries, frozen cherries, chopped apple, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour.  Place in an 8-inch, lightly greased baking dish.

Trim crusts from bread and cut each slice into five strips.

Melt butter in small saucepan and stir in 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Add small amount of mixture to the beaten egg to temper then add the egg to butter mixture, mixing well.

Arrange bread strips evenly over fruit mixture, pressing down lightly.  Pour butter mixture over bread strips and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and bubbly.

The cobbler juice is incredibly rich and the bread strips make the most delicious topping!  I think it just speaks red, white and blue, especially if you add a good-sized scoop of vanilla ice cream, so this one needs to reappear on the table for the 4th celebration.   

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  1. I have never seen cobbler with bread strips...I am super intrigued!!! This is definitely a great 4th of July treat!!! Looks and sounds great!!!

  2. I was definitely skeptical about using sandwich bread, but it makes a really good, kind of crispy crust.

  3. Your apple berry cobbler looks so delicious! The bread strips on top look so good! We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday! It was great having you and we hope you'll be back next week!! -The Sisters

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