Fresh Fruit Cobbler

Use any fresh, ripe seasonal fruit – mangoes, strawberries bananas are good options.

Ingredients

    • 4 cups sliced fresh fruit
    • ⅓ cup fruit preserves (fruits which have been cooked with dates and lemon)
    • 2 tsp lemon juice
    • ⅛ tsp powdered nutmeg
    • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
    • ½ cup oats flour
    • 2 tbsp cornmeal
    • 2 tbsp pure date paste
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Method

Preheat oven to 375 ºF (190 ºC).

Place the sliced fruit in a bowl. Combine the preserves, lemon juice and nutmeg together in another bowl. Spoon over the fruits and mix gently. Sprinkle the flour on the top and then mix again. Place in a 9″ pie dish. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until the fruit is cooked.

Place the oats and cornmeal in a bowl. Combine the date paste and vanilla extract and pour over the oats mixture. Mix well.

Remove the cobbler from the oven and reduce heat to 350 ºF (175 ºC). Crumble the oat mixture over the pie filling and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Allow to rest for 15 minutes before serving. Scoop the cobbler out with a large spoon and serve with home-made vegan ice-cream for a special treat.

May be served warm or cold.

Serves 8.