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Canned Cherry and Apricot Cobbler

cook 20 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2 x 425 g (14 oz) cans stoneless cherries in syrup
  • 410 g (13½ oz) can apricot halves in juice, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur or 2 tablespoons canned apricot juice
  • 100 g (3½ oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter, diced
  • 25 g (1 oz) demerara sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 25 g (1 oz) rolled oats
  • ice cream or custard, to serve (optional)
Directions
  • Empty 1 can of cherries into a saucepan with the apricots and Amaretto or juice. Drain the second can of cherries and add the fruit to the pan. Place over a medium-low heat for 3–4 minutes, until warm.
  • Sift the flour and mixed spice (if using) into a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and salt, then add the egg and mix briefly to form a dough.
  • Pour the fruit mixture into a large ovenproof dish. Arrange small mounds of the dough over the top, then sprinkle with the oats. Bake in a preheated oven, 200˚C (400˚F), Gas Mark 6, for 18–20 minutes, until bubbling and golden.
  • Spoon the cobbler into dishes and serve with ice cream or custard, if desired.
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