I don’t like my desserts too sweet. Sometimes, after a big meal, a dessert that is too sweet can send me over the edge. The other day, I was making a cranberry-orange sauce for a pork dish, when I decided that it would make an excellent dessert. A nice, tart dessert.
My husband is in China this week, after going through the bedtime routine with both kids, I sat down and had some of this Cranberry Cobbler A la mode. It was to die for! Warm and tart with just a hint of sweetness.
I made the cranberry sauce recipe that I like. If you have a favorite cranberry sauce you like, it will also work for this dish.
So yeah, I basically made my favorite cranberry sauce in a pan. Then dolloped biscuits on top and placed the pan in the oven to make the cobbler. I loved this and I will be making it again.
Cranberry-Orange Cobbler Serves 4-6
2 cups of fresh cranberries
1 heaping tablespoon of orange marmalade
juice and zest of two oranges
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup of milk
Method: In a saucepan, add cranberries, orange marmalade, orange zest and orange juice. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until your cranberry sauce has achieved your desired consistency. Set aside. In your mixer, mix butter, sugar, egg and milk together. add dry ingredients. mix. dollop cobbler topping onto the cranberry sauce. Stick pan in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until biscuits look done.
I LOVED this dessert. I have never actually heard of using cranberry sauce in a cobbler, but I am so glad I tried it!!!
If you want to add another savory component, try adding some rosemary to your cranberry sauce.
If you like sweeter desserts, try adding some sugar to the cranberry sauce.