I have honestly missed you! It's so hard taking a break from stuff you love, isn't it? I mean, don't get me wrong- I needed a break...and gosh, our Christmas and New Year's was amazing. It was so nice to just sit and relax...chat with friends....crochet more....bake...and not worry about working.
PLUS!! I had a very very special friend from Tennessee come and stay with us for New Year's! Eeeeep! So fun!!!
I know everyone probably has their resolutions going full steam, and I'm sure 98% of you vow to "Eat better"...but seriously...this cobbler. THIS cobbler. It's...it's a diet breaking thing you need to have in your life.
1. It's the easiest thing you will make aside from cereal or toast.
2. It will feed a nice crowd.
3. It's so tasty you'll be wishing you made 3x the amount.
Which leads to 4..
4. Your friends will think you are the greatest baker in all the land.
Now how does that sound?
SUPER SIMPLE MIXED BERRY COBBLER
For printable recipe, click here.
For the topping:
- 1 (16oz) package Trader Joe's Mixed Berry Scone Mix
- 2/3 cup + 3 tablespoons cold water
For the filling:
- 2 (16oz) bags Trader Joe's Very Cherry Berry Blend frozen berries, slightly defrosted
- 1/2 cup vanilla bean sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch (or arrowroot)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
You'll also need:
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" deep dish pie pan and set aside. Also, line a sheet pan with tin foil and set aside.
2. Melt your 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter and set aside.
To make cobbler filling:
1. In a large bowl, mix together your slightly defrosted berries, sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and ground cinnamon. To "slightly defrost" your berries, simply allow bags to sit on counter 15-20 minutes. Toss to coat well. Then, let mixture sit on counter to "marry together" another 10-15 minutes, while you make your cobbler topping.
To make cobbler topping:
1. In a separate bowl, combine scone mix and your cold water. Mix with a fork until JUST combined, being careful not to overmix. You are wanting your water to be totally absorbed and your dough to be pretty sticky.
1. Place berry mixture into your prepared pie dish and spread out evenly. Top berries with your scone batter and smooth out evenly over the top. Finally, pour your melted butter over the top! ...Right? Goodness.
2. Place cobbler on your tin foil lined sheet pan and bake, in the center of your oven, for an hour. Make sure to turn pan around every 20 minutes or so, to ensure even browning. You're looking for a nice puffed and browned top!
If edges are starting to get too browned, cover them with tin foil, leaving center exposed so it can continue cooking and browning.
Allow cobbler to sit for at least 20 minutes to cool and set, before serving. Serve along side homemade whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or with a dusting of powdered sugar.
You can totally substitute any bag of your favorite frozen fruit! Just make sure it's the same equivalency and also slightly defrosted :)
Cobbler can also be made a day ahead through the point right before baking, and then baked the day of. Just lightly cover whole thing in plastic wrap and place in fridge. Next day, remove from fridge, cover with melted butter and bake as directed!
Cobbler filling inspired by A Year of Pies, by Ashley English
Diets. Ain't nobody got time for that.
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**I am in no way compensated for this post. Trader Joe's is not affiliated whatsoever. I just love their products immensely!