Fresh Fruit Cobbler

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

Ingredients

    • 4 cups sliced fresh fruit
    • 1/3 cup fruit preserves (fruits which have been cooked with dates and lemon)
    • 2 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 3 tbsp whole wheat flour
    • ½ cup oats flour
    • 2 tbsp cornmeal
    • 2 tbsp pure date paste
    • 1 tsp vanilla

Method

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

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 inch pie plate. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes till the fruit is cooked.

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

Remove the cobbler from the oven and reduce heat to 350 F (175 C). Crumble the oat mixture over the pie filling and return to oven. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. Scoop the cobbler out with a large spoon and serve with homemade vegan ice-cream for a special treat. May be served warm or cold.

Serves 8.