A perfect, simple recipe for Valentine's Day. Even if you go out to a nice dinner, it’s nice to come home to a luscious dessert so you don't feel rushed in the restaurant. This is an easy recipe you can prepare in the morning or a day in advance. You can choose to heat it up and serve it with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream, sweetened yogurt, or as is. The deep colors of the berries serve as a beautiful canvas in themselves.
I found this recipe in a cookbook called The Art of American Indian Cooking. It was in the “planters of the south“ section which includes states like Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. The Indian women from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Powhatan, Creek tribes and others are originators for classic Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes, stewed shrimp and okra, Brunswick stew and others. It really makes me want to visit the South! It also reminds me of some of my favorite books and authors when I was growing up, like Sing Down the Moon and Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell.
Aside from the history lesson, I hope you give this simple cobbler recipe a try, it’s so simple, I might make it my go-to recipe in the future. The secret is in buying 2 bags of frozen mixed berries, so you can make it anytime of the year.
Additional information: also appropriate for Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian diet