berry-balsamic cobbler

When strawberries are in season, I love slicing a few over vanilla bean ice cream and adding a drizzle of fruity balsamic vinegar. The vinegar’s acidity plays beautifully against the sweetness of the berries in a perfect union of flavors. With that dessert in mind, I added complexity to a berry cobbler by tossing the fruit with a few splashes of velvety smooth Calivinegar Barrel Aged Balsamic.

I’ll never make a cobbler without balsamic again – you’ll want to soak up every last drop of syrupy juice with the buttery biscuit topping. Not only is this cobbler lick-the-spoon good, it’s also colorfully festive, ideal for 4th of July!

Berry-Balsamic Cobbler
3 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (pick a thick and fruity vinegar)
1/8 tsp salt

Biscuit Topping
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp almond milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400°F and spray an 11 x 7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick spray. Toss strawberries, blueberries, sugar, flour, balsamic, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

For the biscuit topping, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Dice butter into 1/2-inch pieces; sprinkle over flour mixture and use a pastry cutter to cut in evenly until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine yogurt, almond milk, and vanilla in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until moist. Lightly flour hands and knead mixture 3 or 4 times in the bowl, just until dough comes together.

Pour berry mixture into prepared baking dish; top with spoonfuls of biscuit dough (you won’t cover the entire surface). Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until juices are bubbling and biscuit topping is golden. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator; warm before serving.

Yield – 8 servings
Calories – 170
Carbs – 32

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  1. says

    Love your cobbler! I wonder how your berry balsamic filling would bake up in a pie? I’ve been requested to bring a pie to a BBQ on the 4th;-) But, I would make and bring your cobbler in a flash!

  2. says

    I’ve never made any sweets with balsamic vinegar but this does sound really tasty so I’m going to try very soon. Drooling and wishing I had some :)

  3. says

    What a cute color theme for July 4th! Perfect for celebrating red-blue-white. Like everyone mentioned, I’m surprised to see balsamic vinegar in this dessert. All seasonal fruits and what a great way to enjoy. :-)

  4. says

    It’s funny isn’t it, how berries and balsamic vinegar go together so well. They’re such a wonderful flavour combination! I love the look of the cobbler – the colours are so rich and vibrant and I can almost taste it from here 😀 All those berries… yummy!

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