It’s one a.m. in the morning…..
and I’m jonesin’ for pie.
AS IF I’m going to make a pie at one a.m. right?
Buuuuut I remember a recipe I saw called “EASY FRUIT COBBLER”.
Easy they said. Hmm.
Ok… it’s not pie, but I’m always down for anything easy.
(Don’t go there.)
So to follow, is cheater pie… but in a crumble, or cobbler… kinda.
Actually, I’ll call it, Cheater Cobbler.
Pie, cobbler, crumble, whatever. It’s sweet, warm, and comforting. What more do you want at one a.m.??
(Don’t go there.)
Check it out my gorgeous readers:
White Cake mix
Package frozen berries/fruit
2 lemon/lime sodas
It SERIOUSLY cannot get easier than this.
Put frozen fruit in pan:
Sprinkle cake mix evenly over fruit:
Slowly pour first can of soda over mixture. DO NOT MIX IT AROUND, DO NOT STIR!!!
Let it foam up in all it’s glory. Don’t freak out, don’t make it wierd.
Just marvel at your grade 10 chemistry class coming alive in front of you.
If it seems a bit too dry still, start pouring the second soda in. You won’t need it all, maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 a can.
Place in the oven at 350 for 40-45 min.
This whole thing took me less than 4 minutes to put together. Yes.. I timed it. I had to see how “easy” they really meant, and peeps, I gotta say, they were right! It took longer for the oven to heat up than it did for me to throw this together.
Now, it’s totally up to you what you do for 40-45 minutes at one a.m. in the morning while your cheater cobbler bakes. Just be sure to set the damn timer on your stove. No one likes burnt dessert plus you’ll be mad because the infomercial operator distracted you with the fatblaster 2000 on the phone.
When you take it out, be astounded at how much it looks like a cobbler… or a crumble… or a betty.. or whatever. I don’t know the difference between all those, (but if you do, PLEASE comment below and fill me in!!), but you get where I”m going with it.
Don’t expect this to taste EXACTLY like your sweet ole grandma’s cobbler,.. but it’s a superb stand-in. Besides, it’s the middle of the night and you’re not Gordon Ramsey.
(Although having Gordon Ramsey in the middle of the night would spell =AWESOME.)
Smell its berry/peach happiness. Hear the bubbling sound of encouragement, asking you to curl up with the whole pan and a spoon.
But that would just be too much. ……………. or would it???
Yes…. yes it would.
Eating the whole pan would :
A- be too ridiculously much, and
B- be asking for a huge case of bubbly guts.
So, instead, practice restraint dear readers.
Besides… it’s the new year… time for new resolutions, new beginnings, portion control, fat blasters……………………
and a side scoop of ice cream to keep the cheater company.