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Libby’s is famous for canned foods and there isn’t an easier way to make a cobbler than with canned fruit. Libby’s challenged registered dietitians to use their products, in tandem with foods from Google’s 2016 food trends, and create quick, easy, and unique recipes.
As a trusted leader in the canned produce industry, Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables has been delivering high-quality, wholesome products to kitchens since its debut in 1868. Libby’s wide variety of shelf-stable, conveniently packed, nutritious and delicious fruit and vegetable products – from Whole Kernel Sweet Corn to Sliced Peaches to Green Beans – help busy families get fast, wholesome meals on the table without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
The food trend products I chose for this recipe are ground ginger and uncured bacon. Bacon is a food I use as a flavor enhancer, rarely as a main ingredient. A little bacon goes a long way. Ginger is one of those flavors that is popping up everywhere; the trend is definitely catching on.
Canned food is also on trend for this year. It’s a quick and easy way to add nutrition to any diet. Look for low sodium vegetables and fruits packed in their own juice. Libby’s is a trusted brand that really does deliver on quality.
Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. I love it and I look forward to it every summer. Luckily, with this cobbler, you can make it any time of the year. This topping is my signature cobbler topping. I use it for all of my cobblers – this one came together in a flash, thanks to Libby’s. The topping is more like a cake, instead of a biscuit and I think it’s rather perfect. Making it in ramekins cuts down on the time and is perfect for portion sizing.
I used apricots, because I LOVE apricots, but peaches would be absolutely divine in this also. I love adding fruit to desserts. Canned fruits and vegetables are an easy and convenient way to add extra nutrition to an already healthy diet.
P.S. Save a little bacon for the garnish!
- 1 can Libby's canned apricots, drained - reserving ¼ cup juice and cut into quarters
- 2 slices cooked uncured bacon, diced, divided
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup milk (skim or 2%, I've used both)
- Optional Garnish: Frozen yogurt, mint, reserved bacon
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a small bowl, mix together apricots with reserved juice, ½ bacon pieces, and ginger
- Place ramekins on a baking sheet
- Divide apricot mixture between 4 ramekins
- In another small bowl, add butter, sugar, egg and vanilla and mix together
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, and milk
- Stir together until just combined
- Divide batter between ramekins on top of the apricots
- Bake for 25 minutes or until browned on top
- Allow to cool and garnish with optional toppings