Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Recipe: Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

This elevated, Southern take on a red, white, and blue dessert could not be more delicious or impressive. We've combined the flavors of fresh, local berries with sweet cobbler and the ever-popular red velvet cake. Taking a spoonful of this colorful, layered dessert gives you that taste of classic cobbler that you love, infused with a little chocolate, and the creamy chill of homemade ice cream. Using berries at the height of the summer season gives bright flavor to this cobbler recipe, and is the perfect way to use up any leftover produce from the farmers' market. When you serve this Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler layered with our homemade Cream Cheese Ice Cream in a chilled glass, guests will ask for seconds – guaranteed! Top off your individual cobbler glasses with a few sprigs of fresh mint and serve on a platter for a festive Fourth of July presentation.

If you're feeling a little adventurous, there are a few variations on this recipe that you can also try. For a Chocolate-Cherry Cobbler, omit the red food coloring and substitute 6 cups pitted fresh cherries (about 2 1/2 to 3 lb.) for the fresh berries. Decrease the flour to 1 cup, and increase the unsweetened cocoa to 1/4 cup. Continue with the recipe as directed. For a Chocolate-Cherry Cobbler sundae – who can resist? – top scoops of Chocolate-Cherry Cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream, a healthy topping of hot fudge sauce, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, and fresh cherries (with stems).

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] Cobblers one of the most memorable deserts of my childhood. Every year as the genes started coming to a close my dad and I would wait until our wild blackberry cup was at its peak brightness. We would put on genes even though was a swirling 100 degrees outside so the blackberry balls wouldn't slash up our legs. We grab up all of our old Tupperware and five gallon buckets and we'd start picking. [MUSIC] As we were picking our wild blackberries my mama would start making supper because she knew as soon as we got back inside I would have to start making a fresh berry cobbler. My mama's cobbler recipe is super simple, she calls it a cup, a cup, a cup because that's exactly what it has in it. A cup of flour, a cup of sugar and a cup of milk along with any of the freshest berries that you can find with a lot a lot of butter. [MUSIC] What makes this cobbler special is that it takes all of the flavors of rich red velvet cake, puts it on top of the ripest berries of the season and combined with our homemade cream cheese ice cream, it is a dessert that is so decadent and to die for. [MUSIC] This dessert has layers of red, white and blue, so it's the perfect dessert for any of your 4th of July parties.
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