Created by David in 7/23/2009 11:19:00 PM
I grew up on a ranch in California where we had an orchard of apricot trees. When July rolled around Mom would send us down to pick a pail of tree-ripe fruit we used in salads and many desserts. Sadly you have probably never had an apricot that tasted that good, because the ones in the market are picked long before the sugars have done their thing.
My favorite use of these lovelies was baked into a cobbler. Baked with the fresh fruit was the best, of course, loaded with sugar, cinimmon and other spices under a single top crust. But even out of season, we baked up the cobbler using a full quart of canned 'cots.
Here is a 10 minute cobbler that I make as a poor substitute when I get homesick. This will seem pretty good to YOU, because you never tasted my Mom's fresh apricot cobbler.
Another suggestion for single living: *Instant Cobbler* :
Mostly drain a can of peaches or other fruit - it needs some of the liquid
Dump fruit and liquid into a small microwave-safe dish (Not plastic, think people...)
Sprinkle with some cinimmon and a touch of clove powder. Stir
Push the fruit aside in the center of the dish for the Bisquick
Put 2-3 heaping tablespoons of dry Bisquick (or yellow cake mix, for added calories) Do NOT mix it in.
Drop a couple of pats of heart-healthy buttery spread (ok, I use real butter) on top of the powder.
Microwave for 6 or 7 minutes at <<very important!>> 50% power (until the cake doesn't look like goo)
I know I probably can't convince you to do without the Ice Cream, but at least try a soy or rice version. Milk will kill you...
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