Thursday, April 14, 2016

Healthy Cherry Cobbler Crisp

Received an email from Poland asking for a rosacea friendly cobbler recipe. Here is one using two berries that are vascular constrictors which helps reduce redness. Enjoy!

For the filling:
1 1/2 pounds sweet cherries, frozen is fine, fresh they will have to be pitted
1 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
1 tblsp. Cornstarch
1 tblsp. Lemon juice
2 tblsp. Fresh chopped mint
1/3 cup honey

For the topping:
2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tblsp. Butter cut into small pieces
1 tblsp. Canola oil
3 tblsp. Orange juice
1 tblsp. Walnuts or almonds if allergic
1 tblsp. Flaxseed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 8 inch square baking dish with canola oil.
Prepare the filling by combining all your filling ingredients in bowl and mix well. Place the filling in baking dish and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes. Meanwhile make topping. Mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and flax seed and mix well. Add butter and smash with pastry blender or finger tips into dough. Add oil and stir. Add Orange juice and stir once more until all ingredients are moistened. Remove fruit filling from oven and stir once, sprinkle topping Mix evenly over your filling. Finish by sprinkling your almonds or walnuts over cobbler. Bake uncovered until topping lightly browned about 22-25 minutes. Removed from heat, let cool to room temp. Serve and Enjoy!

Chefs Note: this recipe includes vascular constrictors which help reduce redness, and omega-3 fatty acids that help with ocular rosacea.

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