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Almond-Berry Cobbler


By Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch Cooking for Kids and Cowboys

What could be better than a berry-rich, juicy cobbler topped with a crunchy, nutty crust?  That same cobbler, warm from the oven topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! It's a classic, old-fashioned dessert.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

For the Filling:
2 Cups Blackberries
2 Cups Raspberries
1 Cup Raw Unrefined Sugar
1 Cup Trans Fat Free Margerine
1/2 Cup Unbleached White Flour

For the Crust:

1 Cup Unbleached Flour
1 Cup Raw Unrefined Sugar
1 Cup Trans Fat Free Margerine
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

Cooking Time:
 Approximately 45 Minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

To make the filling, warm the berries in a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat. Add the Sugar and Margarine and continue cooking 5-8 minutes, until the sugar and margarine have liquefied and coated the berries. Slowly stir in the flour, being careful not to mash the berries, until the mixture has the consistency of pie filling.  Transfer the berry filling to a 9-inch ovenproof glass casserole dish.

To make the crust, combine the flour, sugar, and margarine in a mixing bowl; toss until crumbly.  Sprinkle the mixture over the berries and then sprinkle the almonds over the top. Bake the cobbler for 30 minutes. Cool in the pan before serving.

When it's About Great Taste and Good Health, It's the Berries!
Vibrantly colored, sweet and delicious, all kinds if berries are rich in vitamins A and C, fiber, folic acid, and the antioxidants that can help to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

*   Strawberries, in addition to being rich in vitamin C are a great source of fiber.
*   Raspberries are also amazingly high in fiber and vitamin C. One cup provides 8 grams of fiber(more than what's in a cup of bran flakes) and over half the Daily Value of vitamin C.
*   Blueberries are an intense antioxidant-research confirms blueberries may help prevent cancer and many signs of aging.

Makes 12 servings

Reprinted with permission from the National Bestseller, The Imus Ranch:  Cooking for Kids and Cowboys by Deirdre Imus. Published by Rodale, Inc.




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