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Pinterest Recipe: 1, 2, 3 Cobbler: Fruit, Cake Mix, Sprite...and that's it!

Posted Mar 06 2013 8:01pm

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"Hi, My name is Glenna and I, too, am addicted to Pinterest."

I admit it.  I have a million (well, maybe not QUITE that many) pins of recipes and crafts that I will, I promise myself, someday cook, create, paint, plant, or read. 

I pinned this cobbler photo/recipe earlier this very afternoon and thought "I have all three of these things on hand, why not tonight?"  So, along with the spaghetti, homemade bread, and roasted garlic we had for dinner, we also have this lovely peach (or the original is berry) cobbler to enjoy for a little something sweet to end the night on.

I tracked this photo back to Jennifer's blog "Living a Changed Life" , Be sure to check it out  and follow her amazingly inspirational weight loss journey. 

I followed the directions which are just as simple as the directions someone has written on the Pin itself:

Frozen berries, dry cake mix, and 1 can of sprite. yummy cobbler. It  sounds so easy - and it is good and weight watcher friendly! Ingredients
Two 12-oz bags frozen mixed berries
1 box white cake mix (no pudding)
1 can of diet 7-up or sierr...a mist (clear soda)

Instructions
Place frozen fruit in a 9x13 baking dish. Add dry cake mix over the top. Pour soda slowly over cake mix. DO NOT stir the cake mix and the pop - this will give you a 'crust'. If you stir the two, you will hsve a cake like topping.

Bake 350 for 45-50 min.

You may be able to use frozen peaches instead of mixed berries.

Serves 16; 4 PointsPlus See More  
 
That, literally, is all there is to it! Really.
Since I was cooking only for Gene and I, I did use 2 12 oz bags of peaches but only 1/2 the cake mix and half a soda.  Following Jennifer's directions in her blog post, I could have or maybe should have used the whole soda to avoid dry spots but even the dry spots are like crumble topping, only cake batter flavored.  Nothing wrong with that, right?
The intesting juxtaposition on this recipe is that while most cobblers have sweetened fruit filling with a non-sweet pie crust, this recipe keeps the fruit unsweetened except for the Sprite (or Sierra Mist) and has a sweet topping.  which is an interesting taste twist.  Gene likes it but did admit that he prefers the pie crust topped traditional version.  I liked it because of the unusual cake batter (YUM!) topping.   I may not always make it this way for just Gene and I but I will keep this recipe in the back of my mind for when I need a quick tasty dessert I can pull out of my hiney pantry for company or a pot luck.
Pictorially:
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Ingredients:
24 oz frozen peaches or berries, singly or mixed
1 White or Yellow cake mix
12-16 oz Sprite or Sierra Mist or other lemon-lime or cream flavored soda
Two ways to make it.  For a crowd, use a 9"x13" pan. For a small family dinner use an 8"x8" pan and only half the cake mix. Save the other half for another use.
Spray baking dish and dump in fruit.
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Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the fruit.
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Pour soda over the top of the cake mix, trying to wet all of the dry mix if possible but a few dry spots don't matter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until sides are bubbly and top is nicedly browned.  Cobbler fruit juices will thicken as it cools from the oven.
Borrowing Jennifer's Nutrition calculations , 1/16th of the version in the 9"x13" pan is:  Calories:  140.4;  Protein:   1.4;  Fat:   2.3;  Fiber:   1.3;   Weight Watcfhers Points:  4
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