Tuesday, July 1, 2014

IMPOSSIBLY EASY CROCK POT BERRY COBBLER


Fourth of July is now just a few days away, and like I mentioned in my last post, I'm dedicating this week to delicious and easy recipes that you can take to your next backyard barbecue! And since July is National Blueberry Month, I thought it would be most appropriate to share my recipe for Impossibly Easy Crock Pot Berry Cobbler. 

For me, nothing says summer quite like fresh berries. My refrigerator is always stocked with them because there's a countless number of ways to use them. I stick them in everything from cereals to salads. Additionally, berries make for wonderful desserts in the summer because they're not rich like chocolate so they don't leave you feeling heavy and sick.

One of my favorite fruity desserts is berry cobbler. Personally, I think there's nothing better than the contrast of warm cobbler with cold vanilla ice cream.

I know that in the summer it can sometimes be impractical to prepare a dessert and wait around for it to bake in the oven. It's much easier to throw something together quickly and not worry about it. That's what makes this cobbler recipe so great. All you have to worry about is mixing together a quick batter and dumping everything in the crock pot! Come back two hours later and you have a delicious cobbler ready to be eaten! It really is impossibly easy!

I should also add that Kyle gives this recipe an A+, and he's very strict with his ratings!



IMPOSSIBLY EASY CROCK POT BERRY COBBLER
Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS
·      1 cup flour
·      1 and 1/4 cup sugar, divided
·      1 teaspoon baking powder
·      1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
·      1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
·      1/4 cup water
·      1/4 cup berry-flavored Greek yogurt (or plain sour cream)
·      2 eggs
·      3 teaspoons lemon juice, divided
·      1 (16 oz) bag whole frozen berries

DIRECTIONS
1.     Mix together the flour, 1/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, Greek yogurt, eggs, and 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice.
2.     Mix until creamy removing as many lumps as possible.
3.     Pour the batter into the crock pot.
4.     In a separate bowl, dump in your frozen berries. 
5.     Add the remaining 1 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
6.     Stir until combined.
7.     Dump the berries into the middle section of the batter that is already in the crock pot.
8.     Put the lid on the crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours.
9.     Scoop it up and serve!

TIP: I like to use a smaller crock pot because it makes the cakey part of the cobbler thicker

Recipe adapted from Crystal and Co.

Mix the dry ingredients to make the cobbler batter

Dump the batter into the crock pot

Mix the rest of the sugar and lemon juice with the berries and dump it in the center

Two hours later you'll have a delicious cobbler waiting for you in your crock pot!

My favorite way to eat the cobbler is  by heating it up and throwing a scoop of ice cream on top!

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