Snow and warmth…

It’s quite rare to see it snow here, so when it does I am super excited!  As I am right this very minute!  Above the computer screen as I type I have a clear view out the back window.  The perfect little white flakes are falling beautifully!  It’s not bad enough that I have already made two items this morning.  Now, I want to make something else!  Perhaps a soup, bread (Ooooo bread!), a cake, or just something warm…While I contemplate my next creation, enjoy the below.

Cobbler Cups

I decided to experiment with Papaya.  I have never purchased a fresh Papaya before, but something intrigued me in Costco the other day.  On my journey to becoming healthier, I needed to explore all sorts of items.  The same trip I also bought some fresh blackberries.  I am the first to tell you how much I love a perfect peach cobbler or even strawberry sometimes.  I had to find a fun approach to the everyday run-of-the-mill cobbler, and papaya and blackberries sounded great.  Yes sirree, the jumbo muffin pan will do just fine…….

  • 1 papaya (peeled, seeded, and cubed.  Treat it as a squash when prepping it.  Peel, cut in half and scrape the center out with a spoon)
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 6 biscuits in dough form (I only had frozen Mary B’s biscuits.  I placed on in the bottom of each muffin hole and warmed them in the oven for about 10 minutes until they were thawed back to dough and took them out)

Preheat oven to 400°.  Spray a jumbo muffin pan thoroughly (these usually have 6 holes for muffins).  Place one biscuit in each hole and press the dough down and around to from a “crust”.  Meanwhile mix the papaya, blackberries, and sugar in a bowl.  Mash these items together to create juice and break them down a bit.  Spoon fruit into each muffin hole on top of the dough.  Make sure to get a good mix of each fruit in the cup.  Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each one.  Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the edges of the biscuits are browned.

I didn’t have any on hand, but I would squirt with a little whipped topping, or a dollop of vanilla ice cream.  This would also be amazing with strawberries or peaches (I would mix a little cinnamon and brown sugar in with the peaches for this recipe).

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