Springtime Cobbler

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

I got the idea to make this from a combination of thoughts, recipes and recent tastes.

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I had peach cobbler for the first time at Make My Cake a couple of Sunday’s ago.  I learned that a cobbler differs from a pie in that the batter for the crust is either combined with the fruit filling or on top of it before baking; the result resembling a “cobble stone street”.

This is much easier than making a pie so being that I love baking uncomplicated delicious desserts, I knew I had to give this a try.

Organic strawberries happened to be on sale and although they are not the traditional fruit one would find in a cobbler, they can and have been used before.  (Pretty much any fresh fruit can be used in a cobbler.)  I found two recipes I really liked and combined them, making my own additions and adjustments.

While the final product was indeed delicious, I was looking for a crunchier crust.  Some further adjustments are required possibly in draining more of the liquid from the strawberries and in thickening the batter.  And in re-baking it I may incorporate the butter into the batter using the creaming technique and then spoon it over the top of the fruit.

So instead of the layers being:

Melted butter → batter → fruit → cream cheese.

I would layer it this way:

Fruit → cream cheese → batter.

It really is a science.  A science that produces deliciousness!

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Recipe

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

Prepping the Strawberries

Slice, wash & drain strawberries; toss with two tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice; let stand for 15 minutes.

Cream Cheese Topping

Add 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of lemon curd (or 1 teaspoon of lemon juice), 2 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla to a food process and blend well.

Prepare the 9” x 13” Baking Pan

Add 1 stick of butter to the pan then put it in preheated oven for about 5 minutes until melted; set aside and allow to cool.

Ingredients

Dry
1 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 t baking powder
¼ t salt

Wet
½ C milk
½ C plain yogurt
1 egg yolk
½ t vanilla
1 t lemon zest

Process:  combine dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another; mix each separately very well; add the wet to the dry just to combine, careful not to over mix; add this mixture to the melted butter pan; add strawberries using a slotted spoon to reduce added liquid; pour the cream cheese mixture over the top; bake at 400 F for about 25-30 minutes.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

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2 Comments on “Springtime Cobbler”

  1. Pam says:

    you go donna it looks so tasty !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Donna Joseph says:

    Thanks so much for your comments and support, Pam! The few who tasted it, really liked it!
    Talk to you later!


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