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Sweet and Comforting May 13, 2009

Filed under: Food — geekchef @ 10:04 am
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I recently told someone that almost everything I make is guaranteed to kill you slowly. This dish, full of butter and sugar is no different. I stop short of saying it is a requirement for comfort food… but I do believe the foods that make you happy from the inside out are often made with equal parts love and cholesterol.

This is a generic recipe for fruit cobbler, I adjust it slightly depending on the fruit I use. I like to use fresh fruit from the farmer’s market, but canned fruit works too, just use less sugar.

Fruit Cobbler

Crust:

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter softened
1 tsp vanilla

Filling:
2 cups Fresh, frozen or canned fruit – sliced and peeled (if necessary)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fruit jam (berry works great, but get creative)*
1 tsp cinnamon*
1 tsp ginger*
1 tsp ground cloves*

Directions:
Clean and slice fruit and place in a bowl. Add sugar, spices and jam and toss gently. Let sit while you create crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour sugar and vanilla in a bowl, add softened butter and mix together with your hands until fully incorporated. The dough should be the consistency of wet sand and about as responsive – will form into a ball but crumbles easily. If it feels too wet or dry, just add more flour or butter – you can also add a little water if you feel there is enough butter.

Depending on your fruit to crust ratio preference, you might want to double/half the crust part of the recipe.

Pour the fruit into a baking dish, crumble the crust on top of the fruit and bake until the crust is golden and the fruit is bubbly.

Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!!

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