Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Red, White & Blue Skillet Cobbler


Monday, June 17, 2013

Red, White & Blue Skillet Cobbler

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. We usually spend it together with friends and family grilling out, enjoying summer foods and watching Fire Works at nightfall. I love blueberries and I love strawberries, but I've never indulged them together in a dessert.

Ripe blueberries and strawberries are a treat on their own, but add them to a cobbler, and you have a yummy dessert fitting for summer or any patriotic holiday.
July 4th is just around the corner, so this Red, White & Blue Cobbler is a great choice.


A couple weeks ago I attended Walmarts annual Shareholders meeting and I had the pleasure of meeting Robyn Medlin Lindars from the Grill Grrrl Blog. Not only did I learn a few things about grilling, but I also enjoyed this yummy cobbler. As soon as I got my first bite I knew immediately that I had to make it.

When Walmart asked me to share something in honor of 4th of July this
patriotic Red, White and Blue Cobbler was perfect. If you're looking for something sweet to round off your 4th of July meal this cobbler recipe is sure to please.    

Walmart had berries on sale, so I grabbed a couple containers. The red and blue color of the strawberries and blueberries are so beautiful together. Start by adding the berries to a large bowl, combine the coconut, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and vanilla. Let the berry mixture macerate for at least 10 minutes.


Meanwhile in a separate bowl mix the batter with the egg and water. Coat the cast iron skillet with one tablespoon of butter or coconut oil, so the cobbler does not stick. Add the berry mixture. Next, add the batter. Stir the berry mixture and batter with a spoon a few times so some of the berries make it to the top. 


Bake on the grill or in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and the cake has turned a golden color.  Let cool 5 minutes then serve. I love that cobbler can be baked in the oven or by using a outdoor grill. Grilling is the perfect option when you don't want to heat up the whole house by using the oven.


Serve with ice cream or whipping cream and enjoy! Thanks Robyn my whole family loved the cobbler.



Red, White & Blue Skillet Cobbler 

1 1/2 - cups fresh blueberries
1 1/2 - cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 
1/2 - cup sugar
1/4 - cup flaked, sweetened coconut 
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - lemon - used for the juice, plus zest
1 - tablespoon butter or coconut oil
1 - jiffy golden yellow cake mix
1 - egg
1/2 - cup water
10 1/2 inch cast iron skillet 

In a large bowl combine the blueberries, strawberries, coconut (I omitted the coconut because my son doesn't like coconut), lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and vanilla. Let the berry mixture macerate for at least 10 minutes.  

Meanwhile, mix the batter with the egg and the water. Next, make sure you grill or oven is preheated to 350 degrees.

If cooking on a grill create a indirect zone putting the charcoal to one side for baking the cobbler. Direct = cooking on top of the coals, indirect = cooking on the other side where there are no coals.

Coat the cast iron skillet with one tablespoon of butter or coconut oil, so the cobbler does not stick. Add the berry mixture. 

Next, add the batter. Stir the berry mixture and batter with a spoon a few times so some of the berries make it to the top. 

Bake on the grill or in the oven for 25 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and the cake has turned a golden color.  Let cool 5 minutes then serve warm with ice cream or whipping cream. 

Source: Walmart & Grill Grrrl
 

If you're looking for a little more blueberry inspiration check out the following recipes.
Easy Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie, Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries. and a yummy Blueberry Snack Cake.
 

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9 comments:

simplyred said... #

Too bad this doesn't have some instructions for cooking if you don't have a cast iron skillet. It really sounds and looks wonderful.

Tina Butler said... #

@Simplyred, It's a skillet cobbler so a cast iron skillet is used. By using a skillet you can bake it in your oven or on a outdoor grill. I'm sure you could improvise and bake this in a 9" x 9" x 2" rectangular pan in the oven.

Alwayzbakin said... #

That does look perfect for the 4th! Love that it's made in a skillet.

Cat Davis - Food Family Finds said... #

Love this. I'm always looking for recipes to use with my cast iron skillet.

Sheena @ Sophistishe said... #

I just bought a cast iron wok, up next - a skillet! This look SO yummy and it's so simple. I'm thinking about using almond flour in mine.

Suresh Urs said... #

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Karli @kindredstyle.blogspot.com said... #

FUN! I got my cast iron skillet passed down to me from my grandmother. I can't imagine how many wonderful things she made in it! I'll be using this recipe soon. Thank you for the inspiration!

Sthrngal said... #

oh wow. thanks for showing the skillet cobbler, it reminded me so much of my g-mother and her peach cobbler. that woman could cook. miss her so much. Also, brandie from country cook sent me!

Anonymous said... #

Sweetened coconut? Are you referring to coconut flakes? Coconut milk? Coconut oil?