Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PW's Blackberry Cobbler

Your eyes do not deceive you!  I am back again!!!

I planned on posting this next week, but after reading Ange's comment from yesterday's pie recipe, I HAD to go ahead and post this today!  Hope you like berries hun!

So you all know Pioneer Woman right?  well if you don't you should!  Her recipes are amazing and her site is too!  

This cobbler is from the one and only Pioneer Woman, and it. is. AMAZING!  
I absolutely adore it!  I make dessert every Saturday and for weeks and weeks this is what Rob wanted every weekend!!!  Not only is it absolutely delicious...but it also couldn't be easier!  Click HERE to go to her tutorial and print the recipe!

Ready to dive in?

  • 1 stick Butter melted
  • 1-¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 and 1/2 bags frozen Blackberries, thawed(I use the store brand!)
  • (PW calls for 2 cups of fresh or frozen, but I like alot of berries, so I use the above measurement)

Step 1:  Mix Flour and 1 cup of Sugar:

Step 2:  Add milk and whisk:

Step 3:  Add your melted butter and mix:

Step 4:  Butter or spray an 8x8 pan and dump in your berries!!!

Step 5:  Pour on the batter:

Step 6:  Add a few more berries to the top (optional):

Step 7:  Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar:
(uhhhh....sorta forgot to take a pic of that!  sorry!)

Step 8:  Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees, or until golden brown!
I want some NOW!!!

I like to scoop it out and serve it while it's still nice and hot with a big old scoop of vanilla icecream:
or ya know...2 scoops!
I was hungry!!!!

This stuff is just so amazing!  It's warm, and gooey on the inside, and the outsides get nice and crisp from the added sugar....just wow!

I hope you all enjoy as much as I do!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rich, Decadent and EASY Coconut Cream Pie!!!

Hello All!!!  Long time no see!!!

Boy do I have something special to share with you today!

Ever have a craving for coconut cream pie, but the thought of making it from scratch exhausted you just thinking about it?
Yet, instant pudding and Cool Whip gross you out?

I have the perfect compromise for ya!

Are you ready for this?

Store Bought Frozen Pie Crust
2 boxes Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding
1 can Coconut Milk (NOT Cream of Coconut!)
1 pint Whipping Cream
Powdered or granulated Sugar
Milk (whole or 2%)
Coconut flavoring
Shredded Sweetened Coconut, I used almost a half cup, but use as little or as much as you want)
a bowl and beaters stashed in the freezer!

Step 1:  Cook 2 packages of Vanilla Cook and Serve pudding, following Directions BUT when you measure out the milk needed, start by using the coconut milk and just add enough regular milk to give you the volume you need.  Once cooked, add 2 teaspoons of coconut flavoring, and stir!  Place in fridge to cool, stirring ever 15 minutes to prevent skin from forming.

Step 2:   Bake empty pie shell, making sure to prick the bottom and sides with a fork to prevent bubbling.  Cool on wire rack.

Step 3:  While pudding and crust is cooling, sprinkle coconut on a foil lined sheet pan and place under a broiler to toast.  WATCH CAREFULLY!  Once it starts getting warm, it goes from snow white to burnt in no time!!!

Step 4:   Beat Whipping Cream and Sugar (to taste...I like it not very sweet, so I use about 2 TB) in chilled bowl, on high, until peaks form.  Stash in Fridge til ready to assemble!

Step 5:  Once your Pudding is totally chilled, add it to your crust.  Top that with your Whipped Cream, and finally sprinkle on your toasted Coconut!

 Almost from scratch taste, with very little effort!!!

This stuff is DIVINE!
Make some today!