Warm berries with a crunchy topping baked easily in your iron skillet.
Well, I suppose the fall season is over for us. We received our first batch of snow yesterday. It looks like about 2 inches, but, that is just a generous guess. It could be more or less.
However much we got, it's nice to see for the holiday season, but, it bums me out a bit. The weather this fall for us as been really amazing. Not too cold, not too hot. Really nice. Now? Bam! Snow. Temps in the 30's. Goodbye Fall, hello Winter.
Which means boots, snow pants and at my house, an endless supply of gloves until March.
Cold snowy weather also means lots of warm fruity desserts. Today, we have just happen to have such a dish!
Warm, mixed berries with a crunch, cobbler topping all tucked nicely in an iron skillet. Now, if you don't happen to have an iron skillet, that's OK. Any oven-proof skillet will work fine. Just be sure it's 9-10 inch size to fit everything.
This cobbler is really simple to make and topping off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is highly recommended. Goes perfectly with it and adds a nice balance to the sweet fruit.
Mine is a mixture of blackberries and raspberries, but, use whatever type you like. Frozen or fresh both will work.
Grab a spoon and dig in..
Iron Skillet Berry Cobbler
Prep Time: 00:10
Cook Time: 00:40
Ingredients (Serves: 8)
- 6 cups fresh or frozen mixed berries ( I used raspberries and blackberries)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 TBSP vanilla
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3 TBSP water
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 TBSP butter, cold and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 TBSP sanding sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a 9-10 inch iron skillet ( or any oven proof skillet), add berries, brown sugar, orange juice and vanilla.
Mix to combine and under medium heat, simmer mixture for approx 8-10 minutes. Until it is hot and bubbly.
In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into berry mixture and continue to cook until thickened. About another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in butter piece and mix with pastry cutter until crumbly.
Add in whipping cream and mix until dough forms.
Tear dough into pieces and arrange on top of berries.
Sprinkle dough with sanding sugar ( or regular white sugar ).
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.