Friday, I accompanied several members of my husbands family on a fruit-picking mission. It was 102 degrees Fahrenheit, but we set out into the Kentucky country on the hunt for fresh fruit.
We ended up at a farm in Casey County where they grow blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The heat and drought-like conditions plus being late in fruit season didn't really help our cause, but I ended up getting about 2.5 pounds of blackberries, and only screaming twice at the june bugs that were swarming. Success.
I ate about half a pound of them within a day, effectively turning my tongue purple and necessetating the dental floss more than once to remove the seeds between my teeth. For the rest of the berries, I wanted to make cobbler. I typically don't bake because 1) sugar is a trigger for me; 2) I don't genrally do well on white flour/gluten. I went ahead and decided on a no-sugar added cobbler and decided to just use moderation when it came to consuming it.
|Recipe: No Sugar Added Cobbler|
- 2-4 cups fresh blackberries (or peaches) depending on how fruity you want it
- 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Splenda granular
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Sugar-free whipped topping (optional, but delicious)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- While oven is heating, put the butter in a 9×13 baking dish and let it melt in the oven.
- Mix Bisquick, milk, and Splenda.
- Pour mix on top of melted butter in the warm baking dish.
- Spoon fruit on top of the mixture.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until top is toasty brown.
- Serve warm with sugar free whipped topping.
Verdict? Not as great as my grandmother's deep South peach cobbler filled with tons of sugary syrup and pounds of fresh Georgia peaches, but it was light and my non-observant hubs didn't realize it was no-sugar-added. I realized after the fact that I had used light butter, but I don't think it really made a big taste difference. I wish I had about 4 cups of berries to make it much more fruity than bread-like, but it was still a tasty treat that I didn't feel guilty about eating.