Mixed Fruit Cobbler

Mixed Fruit Cobbler

This recipe is very versatile and you can add any fruit you want. I am going to write it using mixed, frozen fruits that I had on-hand.

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Put into a sauce pan:

4 cups mixed, fresh or frozen fruit

1/2 cups of sugar or to taste

1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

On medium, cook together until sugar is dissolved.
Add:

2 teaspoons orange zest

Stir together

Mix together in separate small bowl:

1 Tablespoon Corn Starch with enough cold water to make a slurry for thickening

Pour into the fruit mixture and continue cooking until thickened, stirring occasionally to keep from burning. (If your fruit is still too watery after this, go ahead and make another slurry and add; repeating the same procedure until it is a slightly thickened consistency)

Set aside and let cool while you go ahead and make the crust.

1/2 cup very cold butter cut up into small cubes

1/2 cup cold shortening or lard

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour

With a fork or pastry cutter, cut butter and flour together until butter and flour mixture is size of peas.

Add ice water until mixture becomes slightly sticky and pulls together when mixed.

On floured surface, pat dough together into a ball. Cut into two pieces (one slightly larger that the other) and wrap each piece in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Pre-heat oven to 365 degrees and you will need a 8 x 8 square baking dish.

HINT: take a large piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and lay on counter and dust lightly with flour. Place dough ball in middle of this and take another piece of plastic wrap and place on top. Then roll out the dough inbetween. This keeps everything neat and clean and makes it much easier to remove and place in baking dish.

Take out larger piece of dough and roll out on floured surface into a square of about 14 inches. Pick up and line the bottom of the square baking dish, making sure to let the dough come up the sides all around. Now pour the cooled fruit mixture into the prepared dough and roll out the second piece of dough so that you will have a little over each side of dish. Place on top of fruit mixture and with you fingers crimp around the edges or with a fork, mash around the edges sealing it.

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1 egg and 1 Tablespoon of cold water — mix together and apply all over to top of crust with a brush. Sprinkle with Turbinado Sugar and bake in 365 degrees oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve. UMMMM! So good.

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