Monday, July 4, 2016

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

 If you're one of my faithful readers, you know that I'm always searching for new red, white, and blue recipe ideas for July 4th. It's just how I was raised. On the 4th of July, you wear red, white, and blue, you cook red, white, and blue, it's just what you do! So anyway, I happened upon this recipe, I guess it was maybe a year or two ago, and just never got around to posting it. It was from a Youtube channel called Hands That Cook. (Actually, the woman who is doing the cooking in the video said she got the recipe from the internet, but like I always say, since she's the one who gave it to me, then she's the one who gets the credit!) It's really SUPER easy, so a novice cook can whip this up in no time. Like, seriously, you don't even need a mixer! And if you serve it with whipped cream and blueberries, Boom, there's your red, white, and blue! It's the perfect thing to bring to a BBQ, and I KNOW your friends and family will thank you for it! Enjoy!

1 stick butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 lbs strawberries, cleaned and hulled
4 oz cream cheese

Heat oven to 350ºF.
Pour melted butter in a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
Whisk together all other ingredients except cream cheese and strawberries.
Pour batter over melted butter. Do not stir.
Arrange whole strawberries in one layer.
Dot with small chunks of cream cheese over top.
Bake 45 minutes or until golden and set.
Serve with whipped cream and blueberries, if desired.

The pan I used was just a tiny bit smaller than a 9x13 pan, but it still worked beautifully. Just use as many strawberries as you can fit in one layer in the pan.
I'm sure you can use this recipe for any fruit you like! How about peaches? Or blackberries? Or maybe a combination of fruits like raspberries and blueberries! OH how about chunks of fresh pineapple?? I bet they'd go great with the cream cheese. YUM. I'm gonna have to give that one a try!

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