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Skillet Berry Cobbler

I can’t believe 4th of July is this weekend! My oh my, time has definitely been flying by. Due to these unprecedented times we are living in, 4th of July will be very different this year…

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COVID-19 has really thrown a monkey wrench into 2020. When I think back to the beginning of quarantine where I thought all of this would only last for like a month or two tops… I shake my head and laugh. You can’t blame me though! Who would’ve thought we would go through something like this in our lifetime?

Although the 4th of July will be different, I’m trying to look at the bright side. It’s not smart for people to be out and about- immersed in crowds right now anyways. We need to continue practicing social distancing in an effort to slow/stop the spread of this virus! 2020 isn’t how any of us planned for it to be, but there is always next year and the next year and the next. I just hope & pray Christmas 2020 isn’t affected too badly by this pandemic (because I LOVE Christmas so much) but I’m really not trying to have high expectations. As long as I can put a Christmas tree up and watch all of my favorite Christmas movies, I’ll be just fine.

The good news is that we can still eat well on 4th of July weekend, right? Most of us will fire up the grill for burgers & hotdogs but what about dessert? I have the perfect and easiest dessert recipe. All you need is a skillet and a spoon so you can dig right in! Happy 4th!!

Skillet Berry Cobbler

This easy dessert is perfect for the Summer months. Feel free to substitute the berries for peaches or any other Summer fruit.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 12" Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups Creme Fraiche divided in half
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 stick Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Mixed Berries
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream chilled
  • 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, creme fraiche, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until there are no clumps and all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter in the skillet until it browns slightly. *Be sure not to burn the butter.*
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Carefully pour the batter into the melted butter skillet.
  • Evenly scatter the berries onto the batter.
  • Place the entire skillet into the preheated oven and bake until a knife in the center comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 mins.
  • For the whipped cream, whip the chilled heavy cream until soft peaks are formed. Fold in the sugar and remaining creme fraiche.
  • Dollop the cream onto the cobbler. Vanilla ice cream is also a great addition… Enjoy!

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