Everybody needs a “go to” dessert that looks (and tastes) like it took a long time to make when in reality it took about ten minutes. I have a recipe in my cookbook for berry cobbler that is exactly that. The ingredients are always in my kitchen and it takes no time to make. The recipe is called Mary Liz’s (not Leslie’s) Berry Cobbler.
I know it sounds like an odd name for Berry Cobbler. But here is how the name came about. When I published my own cookbook a few year’s back, I knew I would include my berry cobbler recipe. I had probably made it fifty times for my family and friends and served it at many dinner parties. When I went to title the recipe in the book I couldn’t call it “My Berry Cobbler”. The recipe is actually one that my best friend created. She shared it with me and I loved it so much that I made it like a gazillion times. In fact, I made it so many times that all of our friends started calling it “Leslie’s Berry Cobbler”! But I wanted to give credit to the creator of the recipe. So I decided to name it, “Mary Liz’s (not Leslie’s) Berry Cobbler”.
The entire recipe has only six ingredients. (And you really need to use frozen berries, not fresh ones. I promise it is better with frozen!) It really only takes about ten minutes to make. Of course, it does need to cook in the oven for about forty minutes.
- 5 cups assorted FROZEN berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
- 1 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Sprinkle berries in a shallow baking pan (they should cover 1/2 up the edge of the pan
- Mix all other ingredients together (you can use your hands if that helps with consistency)
- Sprinkle this mixture on top of the berries and cover completely (if you need more topping, make more… many people think this is the yummiest part!)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until top is slightly brown
- Serve with vanilla ice cream
P.S. I just had to put in here that I gave up sweets about three years back (I will share that story sometime) so I haven’t had this fabulous cobbler for a long time. Right now I am sitting in my house and it smells like berry cobbler everywhere. Including upstairs and in my backyard! And it’s killing me.
If you make this recipe, please let me know what you think. Just knowing you got to enjoy this fabulous dessert will make me very happy. It will almost be as good as having some myself!