Mardi Gras King Cobbler

Jeanne Benavidez

By
@jeanneben

I love Mardi Gras recipes and party ideas and I have enjoyed the King Cake though I have never tried to make one. Since I don't have a lot of patience for making breads, I decided to make my own version of Mardi Gras dessert. This cobbler has most of the same ingredients and flavors except it is much easier than waiting for dough to rise and all that fuss. This is my lazy way to Mardi Gras fun. I will be making this in the next day or so and will post pictures then.


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a quick and easy dessert for any Mardi Gras party. I loved the strawberries in this recipe. But, you could easily trade them out for your favorite fruit and it would still be delicious!

Ingredients

BATTER:

4 Tbsp
butter
2 c
baking mix (i use bisquick)
1 c
sugar
1 c
milk

FILLING:

1 pkg
(14 oz) dole frozen sliced strawberries
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
water
1 pkg
(8 oz) philadelphia cream cheese (not softened)

ICING:

1 stick
butter
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
3 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
salt
decorating sugars (purple, green and gold)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PLEASE READ THROUGH THE ENTIRE RECIPE BEFORE YOU START.
2
Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
3
Prepare filling by placing thawed strawberries, sugar and water into a medium bowl and mixing well. Stir occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
4
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, mix Bisquick, sugar, and milk. Pour over melted butter.
5
Spoon strawberry mixture over batter; DO NOT STIR.
6
Cut the cream cheese into 20 small cubes and gently press each cube into the batter.
7
Place in 375°F oven and bake for 30 minutes.
8
While the cobbler is baking, combine the icing ingredients and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
9
When the cobbler comes out of the oven, coat it generously with icing. Then decorate the top with colored sugars (green, gold, purple), in alternating sections, about 2 inches each.
10
Don’t forget to hide the plastic baby charm inside, but warn everyone to look for it!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Mardi Gras!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy