If you enjoyed my cranberry-apple crisp, then you are gonna love this recipe. This dessert requires mixed berries,frozen or fresh. Mixed berries are hard to come across where I live. Raspberries are unheard of so I make due with what I have. I used frozen strawberries,blueberries, and cherries. You can add blackberries if you have. Adding pears to these assorted berries gives this cobbler some substance. This dessert is not only delicious but it is healthy as well. Serve this hot accompanied with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnish with a fresh mint leaf (which I didn’t think to do at that moment. Oh well). Using basic ingredients, this dessert is very simple to prepare. I, however, must note that I did incorporate grounded walnuts in my flour mixture. If you have a nut allergy, you can use oatmeal or just leave out the nuts altogether but I particularly enjoy that extra crunch the nuts give to the cobbler. If you have whole walnuts in hand, just pulverize them in a food processor.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 3 cups of mixed berries, frozen or fresh
- 4 medium ripe pears cored,peeled, and sliced
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of canola oil
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of grounded walnuts
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch baking dish. In a bowl of a mixer, combine flour,oil,sugar,walnuts, and cinnamon. Beat until mixture resembles coarse meal. Divide crumb mixture in 2. Spread the first batch all over the bottom of the pan. In another bowl, combine mixed berries and pears. Sprinkle with a dash of sugar and lemon juice and lightly toss. Pour berry mixture into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top of the berry mixture. Bake for 35-40 minutes uncovered. Serve.
Yields 8 servings