Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wash Day Cobbler

Summer time makes me think of warm cobbler right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Yummmmm.....

1 - 16 oz. can of fruit (or canned pie filling)
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of margarine
dash of salt
2 tbsp of baking powder

Heat can of fruit over medium heat until gently bubbling. Place stick of margarine in 2 quart glass baking dish. Put dish in oven while oven preheats to 450 degrees (this melts the margarine for you)

Mix 1 cup of the sugar with milk, flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Once margarine is melted, remove glass baking dish from oven. Pour contents of bowl into baking dish. Spoon heated fruit into mixture relatively evenly across whole dish. DO NOT STIR CONTENTS ONCE IN DISH. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of sugar over entire top of concoction.

Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 20-30 minutes. Let cool until only warm, spoon ice cream on top and eat up!

If you want a lower-fat and calorie version, substitute light fruit or pie filling instead of regular (the syrup in regular canned items adds LOTS of sugar!) skim milk instead of regular milk, Blue Bonnet Light Margarine instead of regular margarine and Splenda instead of sugar. You cannot taste the difference at all, but it's much better for you!


annalu alulu said...

I don't like margarine. Is there any reason to not use butter?

Jenn Hacker said...

No reason not to that I know of, except that butter was supposedly bad for you when I got this recipe. As long as the amounts of a stick of margarine and a stick of butter are the same, then you should be fine!

Tooz said...

Yes, you can and probably should use butter instead of margarine. We do not need those trans fats in our lives. You can even cut the amount of butter down to half a stick, if you like. A stick of butter equals a half cup, which is also the same for margarine. David calls this dish "mountain pie."

Jenn Hacker said...

I guess I should have mentioned that after the fruit is bubbling, you should remove it from heat. You don't want crispy fruit!

annalu alulu said...

You could edit it, but I think it's understood, because you said, "Heat until gently bubbling."