Monday, June 23, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie - Mixed Berry Cobbler

Mmm, lots of berries for me this week! These recipes are timed very well for me, as berries are just coming into season in Texas. As I mentioned in a previous post, blueberries aren't plentiful here, but we are awash with blackberries and raspberries now. So I made the cobbler with fresh blackberries, raspberries, and frozen blueberries (i just couldn't make it without them, they're my favorite!)

I made 2 smaller cobblers from the recipe (so my husband and I could each have one). Since this treat is not very portable, I won't be sharing it at work tomorrow. Not that there will be any leftovers anyway, my husband and I both loved this recipe. Anything with fruit is usually a hit for this crowd.

I changed up the top a bit, adding some ground flaxseed and some wheatgerm for a little extra flavor and heathlyness. I also subbed out the sugar in the berries for 1 tablespoon of agave nectar, the berries are great on there own and didn't need much sweetness.



15 comments:

Rebecca said...

Flaxseed, wheat germ, and agave nectar? I am shocked that you found a way to make one of Dorie's recipes relatively healthy. Way to go!

Amy said...

It sounds so healthy and still looks so sinful! Great job.

rainbowbrown said...

The flax seeds were a good call. I'm fond of putting them in whatever I can.

allison said...

Great idea for the flaxseed and wheat germ...I have some in my cupboard and I foresee another round of cobbler-making at my house. Your pictures look great!

Dolores said...

Thanks... I love tips on making some of these more indulgent recipes a little healthier. Flax and wheat germ are GREAT ideas.

Peabody said...

Very healthy indeed, yet still looks indulgent.

Engineer Baker said...

I love the additions to the crust - flax seed and wheat germ are things I always try to sneak into things. Beautiful cobbler!

ostwestwind said...

You are already having blackberries? Ours just stopped blooming. Great looking pictures and a beautiful cobbler.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Tarah said...

Healthy?? Fantastic!

Susie Homemaker said...

and all i did was keep addig sugar! look at you! making something healthy...way to go!

Barbara said...

Wow, looks great and healthier too! I like the idea of the extra "crunch" in the topping from the flax seeds and wheat germ.

Joy the Baker said...

I love to cook with flax seeds although I've gotten out of the habit lately. Thanks for the reminder. The cobbler looks just dreamy!

Christine said...

Good call with the flaxseed! I will have to remember that next time. Good job!

Heather B said...

Looks delicious! Great job! I saw that you are in Fort Worth, I'm in Dallas. Its always nice to see other Texas bakers!

Jules Someone said...

That looks delicious! And slightly healthy. Hmmmm. Might work!