Cranberry and Pomegranate Cobbler

Berry, berry good

If you ask us, the poor cranberry gets short shrift on Thanksgiving. Sure cranberry sauce is an important part of the meal, but how much real estate does it really take up on your plate? Here’s a way to give cranberries their due.

Cranberry and Pomegranate Cobbler

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 6 ounces cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp orange flower water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • zest and juice from 1/2 orange
  • cinnamon stick

Chop cranberries coarsely. Seed pomegranate by cutting it in half and dunking it in water, separating out the peel and membrane and then rinsing the seeds thoroughly. In a large bowl, mix chopped cranberries, pomegranate, cardamom, orange juice and zest, orange flower water and sugar. Pour mix into a large saucepan with the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to a simmer. Cook until thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Cut butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk. The batter will be like drop biscuits or really thick pancakes. Pour cranberry mix into a shallow casserole dish. Drop batter on top and smooth out. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake at 350 until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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23 Responses to Cranberry and Pomegranate Cobbler

  1. Kristy says:

    Ooh!!!!! I never would have thought of this! Now I won’t be able to stop!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    This has been a great year for cobblers! Yours sounds great!

  3. No end to the possibilities for cranberries. Very inventive.

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    I love cranberry and orange together, and add in pomegranate and you’ve got a lovely dessert and so colourful.

  5. I love a buttermilk cobbler and the combo of cranberries and pomegranate is just genius.
    🙂 Mandy

  6. If anyone’s talking when this is served, they’ve got no idea what good taste is. I think we’d all be busy devouring this! Looks so good, but tell me please if the cranberries can be swapped for anything, the little ones here have an issue with them crannies!

  7. Orange flower water sounds so lovely in this dish. Cranberries do get the short end of the stick on turkey day but this recipe makes for the breakthrough! Take care, BAM

  8. oh, how sad! None of the berries available here. But, you all have a wonderful celebration on “Thanksgiving Day”.

  9. have a wonderful celebration on “Thanksgiving Day”. (none of the berries are available here)

  10. Maureen says:

    Talk about red!! What a great combination and the ingredients list is great. This is certainly the time of year for cranberries in everything. Yum.

  11. Your cranberries last year asked for cranberry/pomegranate juice. I’m making the cranberries and raspberries again. They were perfect last year.

  12. This looks incredible and would surely elevate the cranberry’s status at any dinner table!

  13. Caroline says:

    I haven’t made a cobbler in forever…love that you used cranberry here. yummmm

  14. Sounds delicious and looks even better! 🙂

  15. egg me on says:

    Looks berry berry good to me too!

  16. Maybe I can sneak this onto the table tomorrow!

  17. Jessica says:

    Agreed, the cranberrier the merrier. Looks great!

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  19. SomerEmpress says:

    Thanks for the recipes, especially this one! Can’t get enough of the cranberry. Will try for New Year’s Eve. Happy Holidays!

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