Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mini Fruity Cobblers

So today has been a great day!  I started off the morning with a 5K run to raise awareness for Women's Health and Wellness here in Auburn.  It was a little bit chilly getting started (granted it is November), but once we got to running, we warmed up in no time!  I ran with my good friend, Margaret.  This is my 4th 5K this fall semester, and the 3rd one that Margaret and I have run together.  We finished in just under 30 minutes which equals a pace of roughly 10 minutes per mile.  I know that this is no speedy gonzalez time, but it is a pace that I am comfortable with and can be consistent with throughout the race without losing my breath and having to stop to breath (it is pretty embarrassing to admit that I am that out of shape)!  Any who, we finished the race at a steady jog and it was great!

I felt so energized after starting the day out with a run.  I really should do it more often, rather than putting it off for the afternoon.  Margaret and I then treated ourselves to a Panera Bread breakfast...yummmyyyy!!  I had a cinnamon crunch bagel with plain cream cheese and a cup of hazelnut coffee.  Needless to say, I was smacking my lips for quite sometime this morning.

Then, I did some homework and some shopping.  In the meantime, I also decided to make these adorable mini fruit cobblers!  They were literally one of the easiest things I have ever made!!  All they require are one box of pie crusts ( 2 crusts per box), one 16oz. bag of berries, I used an assorted bag of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries--you could use any fruit you prefer, fresh or frozen, 1/4 c. sugar, and 2 T butter.

 First, preheat the oven to 400 F.  Then mix the berries and sugar with a spoon, making sure to cover all of the berries.

 Using a cookie cutter, or a large mug-what I did, cut out 12 circles of dough for the bottom layer of crust for each fruit pie.  Add the fruit to the crust.


Next, top each filled crust with a top layer of crust.  I was going to make these with holiday shapes on the top, but I couldn't find my holiday cookie cutters.  So I settled for hearts.  You could simply just put another round piece over the top as well and seal the edges if you would rather.  But shapes are definitely more fun!

Then, drizzle each with a little butter and bake these suckers for approximately 25 minutes.  The end.

These are piping hot, right out of the oven.  If you look closely, you will see bubbles.  mmmm.

How could you not want to eat this??

And what is pie without ice cream??  I added some vanilla frozen yogurt to my piece before indulging in this happy little perfectly portioned fruity deliciousness.  I forget just how much I enjoy the tart flavors of berries mixed with the sweetness of pie crust and ice cream.  Pure perfection!!

AND, being the good little nutrition student that I am, I even calculated the calories and grams of fat per serving for you!  (not including the frozen yogurt/vanilla ice cream)

calories:  105 per mini fruit cobbler (not too shabby if you ask me!)
fat:  4.6 grams ( all in the favorite part...of course)

Go ahead, bake these cute little cobblers, impress your friends, and be guilt free about it!  All three of those would definitely qualify you as winning  :)

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