Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins
Strawberries & Melons! :) Created for RSC#7
- 3 cups quartered strawberries
- 3 cups honeydew melon, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 3⁄4 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 tablespoons cold butter
- 1⁄4 cup pistachios, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
Creamy Vanilla Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- For filling; place strawberries, melon pieces (use a melon ball scoop if desired), dates and sugar into a large saucepan. *to chop dates easily, use scissors*.
- Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
- After fruit begins to boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 13-15 minutes being sure to stir often.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Pour fruit into a 9x9 pan.
- For Biscuit Topping; Place flour, sugar, and baking powder into a bowl.
- Cut in cold butter with two knives or a pastry cutter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Add pistachios and stir to combine.
- Pour in milk and blend until mixture is thick. Do not overmix.
- Drop 9 equal spoonfuls over top of fruit filling in rows of three.
- Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes until hot and bubbly and topping begins to brown slightly.
- *you may want to place a cookie sheet to prevent it from spilling over onto the oven floor*.
- Serve warm with Creamy Vanilla Yogurt Sauce.
- For Creamy Vanilla Yogurt Sauce; Combine all ingredients and blend well.
- To Freeze: After cobbler has cooled, wrap with tinfoil, label and freeze for up to 2 months.
- To serve: Thaw in fridge overnight. Warm in the oven if desired.
- Make the creamy yogurt sauce before serving.
love the name. Love the dish.
This cobbler was far too sweet for my taste. I tasted the cobbler before making the Vanilla Yogurt Sauce. Recognizing how sweet the cobbler was, I used a dollop of plain yogurt rather than the yogurt sauce. This helped offset some of the sweeetness. I probably should have looked at the nutritional content before making this. If I had, I probably would have noticed that this was going to be a super-sweet item.
I believe this has some good potential - but written as it is - the fruit is way too sweet, and the creamy yogurt sauce has too much vanilla, giving it too stong a flavor also. I could not eat more than about 3 bites. My DH felt the same way also. I even double-checked to make sure I had read the amounts correctly and I had.