gingered peach and blackberry cobbler

by jenna on June 29, 2011

Ahhhhh cobbler. How I love thee. I love your juicy, sweet filling and soft, plump biscuits. I love picking off the crusty pieces from the biscuits (read: crumbs don’t count) and, when no one’s looking, drinking the fruit filling with a straw.

I love how, every time I bake you, you take me right back to sitting at candlelit table at Kaminsky’s in the middle of final exams. After being on lockdown with Shakespeare all day, nothing felt more right than slurping down sweet peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream with my best friend.

Sigh. I love you, cobbler. Always have and always will.

And if you, too, love this quintessential Southern dessert I think you’ll go crazy for this version with tiny flecks of sweet candied ginger in the biscuits. It’s the perfect touch that makes people go “Mmmm this IS the best cobbler I’ve ever eaten! There’s just something special about it that I can’t put my finger on…”

At that point, you will just smile, bat your eyelashes and perfect your Southern accent while you say you really don’t know and that it’s your mama’s recipe, passed down to her from her grandmama before the war.

Okay, you can leave about the part about the war. It’s only for effect.

The amount of sugar needed really depends on the ripeness of your fruit. Right now, if your peaches are as juicy and delicious as my peaches, you probably only need a cup to a cup and a quarter. You’ll have to be the judge!

As for the biscuits, they’re nothin’ but good ol’ fashioned drop biscuits. I like to make mine extra big and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on them right before going into the oven.

There’s nothing better, folks, than the smell of cobbler cooking in your kitchen. Well, I take that back. The only better thing is actually eating said cobbler. Duh.

Perfect for 4th of July cookouts! Just don’t forget the accent we talked about! And a super cute sundress.

Gingered Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

serves 12

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Ingredients:

6 ripe peaches

24 oz blackberries

1 1/4 cup sugar

2 T cornstarch

juice of 1 lemon

3 cups all purpose flour

1 T baking powder

1/2 cup crystallized ginger, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup almond milk (or any kind of milk; I happened to have almond on hand)

2 sticks butter (or Earth Balance buttery sticks)

cinnamon and sugar for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 and spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and carefully drop in the peaches. Cook for only 30 seconds and then remove quickly. This will cause the peach skins to literally peel right off. After peeling, slice peaches and put them into a bowl with the blackberries. Add your sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch and toss to combine. Pour berry mixture into the baking pan and bake for 15 minutes until bubbly.

While fruit is baking, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and ginger into a large bowl. Using your fingers, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add the milk and stir to create a sticky biscuit dough.

When fruit is done, remove from oven and carefully drop 1/3-1/2 cup portions of dough onto the mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and return to oven to bake for 35 more minutes. The biscuits will be golden brown when done. You may want to line the bottom of your oven with tin foil in case cobbler boils over. The last thing you want is a sticky mess to cramp your cobbler-baking style!

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or slightly sweetened whipped cream.

Time:

1.5 hours start to finish

 

 

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Molly @ RDexposed June 29, 2011 at 4:43 am

I totally just pick off the crust. GUILTY!

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 29, 2011 at 4:50 am

Wow Jenna this is an amazing dessert! The fruit itself all looks awesome, add in some crystallized ginger, and then baking it all with biscuits on top. I admit, I have never known anyone to put biscuits on top of fruit and bake it like that…I guess that’s what a cobbler is, huh.

In my mind, I always thought cobblers and crumbles (LOVE them!) were the same thing…but one is biscuits and one is oats/brown sugar/butter…got it now.

Learn something new every day. :)

It looks sooo good!

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Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 29, 2011 at 4:52 am

This looks so good! I have some crystallised ginger that I was trying to think of an interesting use for – I think I’ve found it :)

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock June 29, 2011 at 4:58 am

Beautiful photos Jenna! Mmm…fruit, carbs and ice cream ;) My 3 faves!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

Oh wow! I’d *love* to be at the same 4th of July party that you are at! ….This looks rockin’!

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Tracie June 29, 2011 at 5:00 am

Oh my stars! That looks absolutely heavenly! I just got a bushel of GA peaches yesterday. Pretty sure this will be on the list of things to make.

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Cait's Plate June 29, 2011 at 5:03 am

Oh MAN – I can’t decide which is more beautiful, the cobbler or the le creuset! ;)

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Baking 'n' Books June 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

I’m eating fruit out of my ears lately – so this looks great! But – enough with the sun-dresses – we all don’t look as cute in them y’know..;)

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 29, 2011 at 5:08 am

A-mazing!! seriously this looks bomb! I have never tried the blackberry & peaches combo before :)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

Super cute sundresses + eating cobbler + the smell of cobbler = pretty much the ideal long weekend! Great recipes Jenna, and gorgeous photos!

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jenna June 29, 2011 at 5:11 am

mmmmmm….looks delish! Peaches are just coming into season here and they are to die for! i don’t think i’ve ever had a cobbler just a crisp! this looks amazing!

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Jill June 29, 2011 at 5:18 am

Can you box this up and ship it to me, please? It looks so good!! Your topping is the part that got me. I definitely need to try this one. Soon.

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner June 29, 2011 at 5:19 am

Oh my….. after looking at those pictures, I would love to eat some of that right now… and it’s really early here.. but hey, it has fruit in it, so it’d be ok :)

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The Teenage Taste June 29, 2011 at 5:26 am

This cobbler looks fantastic, Jenna! Seriously, it could be featured on the cover of a magazine. That’s how pretty it is! :-)

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 29, 2011 at 5:34 am

I love that you put crystallized ginger in there. That’s a great idea.

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rachel @ the faded apron June 29, 2011 at 5:35 am

that looks perfect.

question…do you like the le cruset baking dishes?

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jenna June 29, 2011 at 7:18 am

love ‘em!! they last for life!

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Jessica @ How Sweet June 29, 2011 at 5:37 am

i
love
cobbler
!!!

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katie @KatieDid June 29, 2011 at 5:40 am

I’ve never had something like this! My friends and I were debating about biscuits the other day, I actually love them but most of my friends hate how dry they are. I just don’t think they’ve made quality home-made ones yet. I gotta show them how yummy they can be!

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Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove June 29, 2011 at 5:51 am

This looks amazing! The fruit makes it feel all healthy. What a perfect excuse the use the Le Creuset pan I registered for!

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Amy June 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

There’s something about the pictures of the sweet fruit filling dribbling over the sides of the dish that makes my heart thump… *sighs* This is quintessential summer to me :)

… And the southern accent totally takes it to another level ;)

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kristin June 29, 2011 at 6:04 am

mmmmmmmm Kaminsky’s! It reminds me of late nights in Charleston with my best friend , too! Gotta love it!

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Khushboo @ Two Megapixel Food June 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

So pretty. I love peaches and ginger so this definitely goes in my recipe binder and after looking at these drool worthy pictures, I think I need to make this ASAP.

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Jennifer @ Jane Deere June 29, 2011 at 6:12 am

Gorgeous cobbler! I love the combination of peaches and blackberries. Crystallized ginger sounds wonderful in the biscuits. YUM! I can’t wait to slurp up a big bite!

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giordin June 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

i can’t wait to try this!!!

there’s this debate going on in my house about what cobbler really should be. i’m a huge fan of the biscuit-type cobblers like this one, but he’s convinced that a “real” cobbler is the more cakey version, where everything is mixed together and the cake sorta puffs up around the fruit. also yummy, but i tend to be partial towards biscuits. what do you think? what are your thoughts on the different types of cobblers?

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jenna June 29, 2011 at 7:18 am

I’m a biscuit cobbler girl! There are many different kinds, but biscuits (in any way, shape or form) will always have my heart.

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 29, 2011 at 6:17 am

This looks fantastic! I’ve never been a huge cobbler fan but I love the idea of using ginger in the biscuits.

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Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 29, 2011 at 6:19 am

Candied ginger and cinnamon biscuits sound DEEEVINE :)

I love fruit based dessert and love any excuse to eat biscuits even more!

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Christie Inge June 29, 2011 at 6:21 am

I can hear your accent in this post. :D My family always made cobbler with the “cuppa, cuppa, cup” method. Cup of sugar, cup of flour, cup of milk plus a splash of vanilla. So yummy with vanilla ice cream :D

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dana @ my little celebration June 29, 2011 at 6:23 am

So pretty! These would be perfect for a 4th of July celebration. I’ll have to keep them in mind when I’m planning my menu :D.

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Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 29, 2011 at 6:33 am

I absolutelely ADORE fresh ginger – so putting ginger in the biscuits sounds incredible! Peaches are promised to make a return to my farmers market in the next few weeks and I absolutely can’t wait. I will certainly have to give this recipe a try when they do arrive!

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Faith @ lovelyascharged June 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

Cobbler is one of the only southern foods I absolutely love – ironic since I grew up in Mississippi!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

Oh my God, biscuits AND cobbler?

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Baking Serendipity June 29, 2011 at 6:54 am

I love this! The ginger is such a perfect touch :)

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R. Chandra June 29, 2011 at 7:03 am

LOL drinking the fruit filling with straw?! that is awesome.

mmmm… i miss the south. i want to make this!!

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Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 29, 2011 at 7:18 am

This is right up my ally.

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 29, 2011 at 7:20 am

I made a ginger apricot raspberry crisp Monday – mmm!

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Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

Droooooooooooool. That looks so good! Just made honeyed rhubarb cobbler last week! Cobblers are the best! :-)

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Julie June 29, 2011 at 7:29 am

Holy deliciousness! I’ll be making this with the pile of peaches in my kitchen!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite June 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

I love cobbler! My favorite part is most definitely the crust :)

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Heather June 29, 2011 at 7:35 am

I adore cobbler…quintessential southern dessert indeed!

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Emily June 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

This looks incredible!! I have never made a cobbler in my life but this looks like a recipe worth trying :)

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Natalia June 29, 2011 at 7:46 am

Sundresses, accents, cinnamon, and berry juice- all in one post? Little Laura would be proud!

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Mellie June 29, 2011 at 7:50 am

cobblers or crisps with vanilla ice cream is the best dessert ever, especially in the summer.

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Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com) June 29, 2011 at 7:51 am

I don’t think I have ever seen something so beautiful….

GET IN MY BELLY!

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Caroline @ The G-Spot June 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

Jenna, these pictures are gorgeous! And the cobbler looks divine too. :) I love how simple the ingredients are — I think I can definitely make a gluten-free version of this. Thanks for sharing!

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Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 29, 2011 at 8:16 am

I love the top photo. A+ quality. The cobbler looks divine…if only I had an oven at present. As always, you inspire.

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Michelle | Gold-Hearted Girl June 29, 2011 at 8:22 am

A Le Creuset put to good use. :)

http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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Jenny June 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

Me: ” It’s mah mawmmuh’s recipe, passed down to her from her grandmama, before the wo-ah.”

Everyone: “You’re from Michigan. And your Grandmother came from Poland.”

Me: “WHY, I DO DECLAY-YUH!

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Heidi @ Food Doodles June 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

I loooooove cobblers and yours looks goregeous! Love the peach and blackberry combo :)

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed June 29, 2011 at 8:35 am

You know what I love? cold, leftover cobbler. Just love it.

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Maria June 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

Peach and blackberry-great fruit combo! I will take mine with ice cream:)

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Ashley June 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

Hi Jenna! This recipe looks nothing short of amazing. Do you happen to have a recommendation for a gluten free flour (dang you, celiacs)? If not, I’m going to get to the kitchen and start experimenting! :)

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Meghan @ StruggleMuffins June 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

Ginger! Genius! Peach and blackberry is a lip-smacking combo if there ever was one :) Although, pretty much any fruit tastes delish when topped with buttery, flaky, crumbly biscuits mmmm

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Urban Wife June 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

o.m.g. YuM!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

Oh I looooove cobbler!!! My great grandma’s peach cobbler is the quintessential southern dessert!

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lindsay June 29, 2011 at 11:01 am

i LOVE kaminsky’s! and i love love cobbler! this recipe looks amazing!

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French Heart June 29, 2011 at 11:05 am

I never thought about using a straw–it is more elegant than tipping the huge pan in the air. ;) Those photos are just cruel. Especially when haven’t eaten and now with places to go, and people to meet, my radar is reset on: Cobbler. Cobbler. Cobbler.

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Katrina June 29, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’m also a huge cobbler fan. Love the sound of this!

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kaila @ healthy helper! June 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

That crust looks absolutely perfect…..I need this now.

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Katherina @Zephyr Runs June 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

Wowowowow! Food porn at it’s absolute best! I’m practically pawing at my screen, this looks amazing!!

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Hadley@HadleyHolistics June 29, 2011 at 11:58 am

I cannot wait to try a gluten-free version of this! Looks amazing.

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Kristina June 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm

YUM. I’ve been eating crumble/crisp almost nonstop since summer began. Can’t wait to try this one…

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Kara June 29, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I always struggle with these.. are they supposed to be quite a bit liquidy? I made a strawberry crumble pie over the weekend (with freshly picked strawberries! yum!) that turned out somewhat like a cobbler and it was sorta liquidy when I thought it shouldn’t have been. what is actually correct for these types of desserts? more or less liquid?

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Sarah @ Sharing Bananas June 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Oh, sweet Lord, yes! Thanks Jenna, with this recipe in hand, my weekend just got awesome.

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Gina (Yogattude) June 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I love thepeach/blackberry combo. Starbucks used to have a blackberry peach muffin that I was obsessed with. I’ll have to try this one out (and promptly bring the rest to work so I don’t inhale the entire dish!)

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Alejandra @ Mouthfuls and Morsels June 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

oh wow! This dish screams: warm summer days, on a checkered picnic blanket. So wonderful!

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Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Wowww – this looks incredible.

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Dani June 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Perfect for the 4th :) Thanks!!!

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Andrea of Care to Breed June 29, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I saw this, took my laptop to the kitchen, and made it for lunch. Blackberries aren’t in season here yet, so I used fruit I needed to use up in the kitchen (pluots, peaches, nectarines, and cherries). It was delicious and I’m about to head back for seconds :)

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lisa June 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I. Love. Kaminsky’s! I went to CofC too, and used any excuse possible to stop studying and go there. The Snickerdoodle cake is amazing. Now I want some. :)

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Luv What You Do June 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

So jealous of your cookwear! It’s BEAUTIFUL!

When I grow up and get married, I will definitely register for some!

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Emily @ Comfortable Home Life June 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I LOVE KAMINSKY’S. Ah, their brownie a la mode is absolutely to die for. I might be going to Charleston this weekend. How about I send you a Kaminsky dessert if you send me this cobbler. Deal?

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Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm

This looks amazing! I haven’t had a cobbler in forever!

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Kie June 30, 2011 at 2:51 am

That looks simply delicious! Check out Hong Kong desserts at http://hongkongintern.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/life-is-uncertain-eat-dessert-first/

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Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I don’t have a craving to eat a whole lot of sweets but this could be good for a holiday weekend!

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corey @ Learning Patience July 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Wow – this looks amazing!! My husband is a peach-a-holic… I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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Lauren July 5, 2011 at 8:43 am

I just made this for the party I had for the 4th and everyone RAVED about it! So delicious Jenna.

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Kim July 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

This was a HUGE hit at a Soul Food Thursday dinner party that I attended. I could have licked the dish clean! The ginger was a nice touch. Thanks!

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Ashli Phillips @ http://talesofaculinaryfoodie.wordpress.com/ July 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

YUM! Looks like something my husband would love!

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Lauren August 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Just made this for my boyfriend and he proclaimed it to be one of the “top 3 desserts” he’s ever had. It is so hard to stop eating.

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