Berry Cobbler

Fruit for dessert! In this cobbler there is very little sugar added and in fact, you could omit the sugar completely and it still tastes great. This can be eaten as is or with ice cream or yogurt on top, you decide how sinful or healthy you want to make it. One of my favorite things about this dessert, is that I don't have to plan ahead. Because the fruit is frozen, it doesn't go bad and all the other ingredients are things I usually just have on hand. Feel free to cut this recipe in half, as this easily serves 15 people. This is one of my favorite desserts to make, because it's healthy enough to have for breakfast the next day with some Greek yogurt.

6 cups frozen berries
2 whole apples, chopped
2 tbsp orange zest (could also use lemon or lime)
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup sugar

Preparation:Mix the above ingredients in a large bowl. If you do not have a zester, I didn't until Christmas last year (Thank you GranPaul!), then you can use the smallest grate setting on your cheese grater.

Topping Ingredients:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup oats
3/4 cup granola
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp cardamom
3/4 chopped pecans or walnuts

Preparation:In a separate bowl, cut the butter into small pieces and add the sugar and flour and mash with a fork. Add all other ingredients and use your clean hands to combine.

Spray the pan with oil. Layer your ingredients.

Bake at 425 for 35-40 min

Modifications: If you do not eat dairy, substitute the butter for Earth Balance or some other non-dairy fat. And if you do not eat wheat, the flour can be substituted with any other gluten free flour.

Try using fresh or frozen peaches, cherries, or any other fruit. Remember there is no one way to prepare this, no right or wrong. Just have fun, be healthy and enjoy a little dessert!

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