Winter Berry Cobbler with Muscat-Honey Ice Cream

Submitted by: Paul Wade

Sweet wine-flavored ice cream adds complementary sweetness to this cobbler.



    Muscat-Honey Ice Cream

    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 3 cups heavy cream
    • 3/4 cup honey
    • 1 vanilla bean, split
    • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (6 ounces) sugar
    • 12 egg yolks
    • 3 cups Muscat wine, reduced to 1 cup

    Brown Butter Batter Topping

    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup flour
    • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) browned butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract

    Cobbler Filling

    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
    • 2 cups California golden raisins
    • 6 cups (about 1 pound total) fresh or frozen blackberries, huckleberries, cranberries or olallieberries,
    • Powdered sugar; for garnish


    Muscat-Honey Ice Cream

    Measure milk, cream and honey into large, heavy saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into pan and add pod; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce.

    In a large bowl, beat sugar and egg yolks together until light. Add 1/3 of hot cream mixture to sugar and yolk mixture, whisking until combined. Add yolk and cream mixture back into saucepan with remaining hot cream mixture. Cook at medium heat for 1 minute, whisking constantly, until mixture coats back of a spoon. Remove from heat and add reduced Muscat wine; allow to stand for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into clean bowl; chill. Then, freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s directions.

    Brown Butter Batter Topping

    Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; mix together and set aside.


    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a shallow baking dish; set aside.

    Combine flour, sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl. Stir in raisins and berries. Pour and spread evenly in prepared baking dish. Spread Brown Butter Batter 1-inch thick over filling. Bake in middle of oven at 350°F for 25 minutes, or until the batter is fully cooked and golden in color. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 1 hour before serving.

    To Serve
    Scoop a portion of Cobbler onto each of 12 individual serving plates. Place scoop of Muscat-Honey Ice Cream on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve, immediately.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 820 (44% from fat); Total Fat 42g (sat 24g, mono 13g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 380mg; Protein 10g; Carbohydrate 105g; (Dietary Fiber 5g; Sugars 86g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 190mg; Calcium 161mg; Potassium 533mg

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