Friday, May 29, 2009

Recipes: Apple-Berry Grunt

As mentioned in my previous post, this recipe is loosely based on a Blueberry Grunt featured in Inspired (by Compliments), which I picked up in Sobeys. My version, however, has way more flavour, and is packed with nutritiousness (is that a word??). For the sake of the uninitiated, "Grunt" is a more biscuity variety of fruit cobbler, traditionally steamed, but in this case baked.

Apple-Berry Grunt

1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 pint blueberries
2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp cold butter
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease a square 8" baking dish. In this dish, combine berries, first amount of sugar, and lemon juice. Pack down well. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, second amount of sugar, and salt. Cut in cold butter until mixture forms crumbs. Gently mix in milk to make a sticky dough. Drop dough in 6 portions onto prepared fruit base. Bake for 25 mins at 400°, then reduce heat to 350° and bake for 10 more mins. Let cool slightly before serving with a scoop of vanilla or butterscotch ripple ice cream.

Makes 6 generous servings.

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