Saturday, June 26, 2010

Who wants cobbler?

We drove around for what seemed like hours.  Okay it was more like 20 minutes, but still.  There were no mangoes anywhere and I wasn't about to climb a tree.  I just about gave up the mango hunt when Hope said, "No mom, look some more, I wanna taste what you want to cook."  That was the beginning of the Mango-Pear Cobbler.
Ingredients: 2/3 sugar, 1tbspn cornstarch, 1 cup water, 3 cups sliced mango and pears, 1 1/2 tspn butter, 1tbspn granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon, 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tspn baking powder, 1/2 tspn salt, 3 tbspn shortening, 1/2 cup milk.  

 Dice pears up into cubes.  Thanks Hope!

Cut mangoes up into bite size pieces.

Bring to a boil on stove with cornstarch, sugar, water and butter for 20 minutes.

Make topping by mixing sugar, baking powder, shortening, milk and flour.  Put spoonfuls onto the fruit in a deep dish, preferably a one quart dish.

You'll need a fancy smchancy helper to clean up your spills if you're messy like me.  Thanks Sommer!

Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the top is nice and brown.

Cobbler is best served warm with ice cream, cool whip or whipped cream.

But, it's best eaten with little people who warm your heart, eat all their dinner and help clean up.  Thanks Peyton!

And that's how our Mango-Pear Cobbler was born!