Ricardo Magazine: Nut, Egg and Dairy-Free Fruit Cobbler
Today I want to share a recipe for a great Spring/Summer dessert. It’s a nut, egg and dairy-free fruit cobbler made with plums, pears, and strawberries. I already can’t wait to make this again with sweet, local strawberries! I got this recipe from the Dessert section on the Ricardo website. For those of you that don’t know, Ricardo Cuisine is a Canadian magazine featuring all kinds of great recipes- and now you can explore all their recipe categories online! I know some of you with dietary restrictions, or allergies may think that publications like Ricardo won’t be very accommodating for your needs, but I want to change your minds about that!
Not only does Ricardo offer recipes for specialty diets throughout their website, it’s easy to adapt any recipe to suit your needs. I took a look throughout the Ricardo dessert section and found a bunch of dairy-free recipes. Take a peek at their various recipe sections, and I’m sure you’ll find something delicious!
If you want to try adapting some ingredients, It’s easy to replace dairy milk with almond milk, rice milk or soy milk. Things like heavy cream can be a bit trickier, but a higher fat milk substitute like coconut milk or cream can do the trick. Eggs can be replaced with ground flaxseeds or chia seeds. Generally 1 tbsp seed is mixed with, 3 or 4 tablespoons of water. Let sit 5 minutes until thickened then use where the recipe calls for an egg. This works great in baked goods like cookies, muffins, or cakes.
I wanted to give this nut, egg and dairy-free fruit cobbler recipe a try. I even took it a bit further and replaced the all-purpose flour with spelt flour but whole wheat pastry flour would be another great option! I also used coconut sugar instead of white sugar, except for the sprinkle on top. Additionally, I substituted the vegetable shortening with coconut oil, which can be a bit tricky sometimes but it seemed to work in this case!
Cobbler is the best because there is no need to worry about presentation. Just slop it onto a plate and call it “rustic”. Add a scoop of ice cream (I want to try So Delicious new cashew milk ice cream) or coconut cream to make it even more YUM!
I love the fruits used in this cobbler, because they offer something a little bit different to the usual berry or apple cobbler. The pears, plums, and strawberries go great together. Next time I make this, I am going to add an extra teaspoon of vanilla extract, and maybe some fresh ginger to kick up the flavour even more!
For the full recipe go to: www.ricardocuisine.com/