This fruit cobbler is packed with berries, topped with vanilla ice cream and will make the ideal dessert
For those of us living in the Midwest, March can be a fairly dismal time of year. In theory, we are heading out of winter and spring is just around the corner (or so the groundhog told us this year). Get too cocky, however, and you’ll find yourself smack in the middle of yet another blizzard.
This is the time of year where I start craving summer fruits like nobody’s business. My taste buds begin rejecting winter citrus, and all I can think about are fresh berries, even though I know it will be June before they are remotely affordable.
It’s times like these that frozen fruit is a good stand-in for fresh, especially in smoothies or – you guessed it – baked goods.
This fruit and berry cobbler is made in the slow cooker and, thanks to frozen fruit, requires less than 10 minutes of active prep time. After that, your slow cooker does all the work.
While the original recipe called for a box of yellow cake mix, pulling together a topping using fresh ingredients takes hardly any more time than it would to open a box of mix – and with the added oats, it is healthier and more flavorful, too.
So while you wait for summer produce to hit the stands, let this fruit and berry cobbler keep your spirits up, even on the grayest of March days.