Slim Very Berry Cobbler
1 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 16-ounce package frozen pitted tart red cherries
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons fat-free milk
Coarse sugar or granulated sugar
1. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder and
nutmeg. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a
well in the center.
2. For filling: In a large saucepan combine cherries, raspberries, 1/3
cup sugar, brown sugar, water and cornstarch. Stir in almond extract.
Let stand for 20 minutes. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly. Transfer
the mixture to an 8x8x2-inch baking dish (2 quart square).
3. Combine egg whites and skim milk. Add to the flour mixture and stir
until dough just clings together. Spoon dough in 6 mounds over the hot
cherry filling. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and almonds.
4. Bake, uncovered, in 400 degree F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until a
toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean. Makes 6 servings