Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thanksgiving Cranberry Cobbler

This is one of my all-time favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! I actually make it both at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. Honestly... I could eat the whole pan myself!

I'm not sure where this recipe originated, except that one year my mom just started making it. I think she may have received the recipe from a co-worker. The recipe originally made a very moist cranberry bread and Mom altered it to make a cobbler. One year, probably when I was in college, I took over the responsibility of making it and I've done it ever since! It's incredibly easy to prepare, and it's a gorgeous dish to bring out for company.

This dish is perfectly tart and sweet at the same time! Before I was introduced to this Thanksgiving Cranberry Cobbler (which can be served as a side dish OR dessert) I did NOT like cranberries. Now they are one of my favorite foods! I could eat them all year long!

It was very simple to make this dish gluten-free. If you would like to try this recipe with wheat flour, simply replace the rice flour with all purpose wheat flour. That's it! (See, you can make it too Abby!! Give cranberries a go this year girl!!)

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Cranberry Cobbler
Created by Carrie Forbes of
Free of gluten, soy, and options for dairy/casein free

Cobbler Ingredients:
2 cups whole cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar  -or- coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup crushed pineapple with juice
2 Tbsp grated orange rind (usually from 1 med. orange)

Batter Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar -or- coconut palm sugar
3 Tbsp. melted butter -or- coconut oil
Juice from half a medium orange, freshly squeezed and strained
1 beaten egg, or two beaten egg whites
1/4 cup rice flour -or- 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spritz a large pie pan or 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray. Add cranberries, sugar (or agave nectar), chopped pecans, pineapple, and orange rind. Mix together in dish. Mix all batter ingredients together and pour over cranberry mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Dish will be hot and bubbly. Serve hot or cold. Is excellent either as a side dish or dessert with vanilla bean ice cream! 

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  1. This is so pretty & sounds wonderful. It makes me want to try it now!

  2. This looks great. I have never been a fan of cranberries (except for the Craisins), so this might make me decide to try them again.

    Thanks, it really does look beautiful.

  3. This brings up a deep memory from somewhere, this looks so similar to something from the recent past.Trying to remember will drive me nuts. I will definitely give it a try and it looks great! I love all things tart and have some cranberries in the fridge right now.

  4. IthinkIjustshortedoutmykeyboardbydroolingonit. that looks YUMMY!!!

  5. That is beautiful and I did a copy and paste on it! I love cranberries. That looks wonderful and so easy. A must try!

  6. DEE -- THANKS girl!! Try it and tell me what you think!

    SM -- You should definitely just give it a try and see if it changes your mind about cranberries!! I could eat these everyday know! They have a pomegranate and cranberry juice on the market now, that I adore!

    Ginger -- I want to know what that memory is!! If you figure it out let me know! I keep cranberries in the fridge too!

    KRISTA -- YOU MADE MY DAY GIRL!!! That was so funny!! Thanks so much for commenting!

    GLUTIGIRL -- That is a true compliment! I hope you'll try it sometime and make it! I love your honesty and what your own blog! Thanks so much for commenting!!

  7. I made this dish for our local GF group tonight and it went over very well. Yummy! Heart, heart, cranberries. They're the best!


  8. SEA! I'm SO glad you tried this and liked it chic!!! Thank you so much for letting me know what you thought! It is such a beautiful dish! I loved your recent cookie roundup!!

  9. Mmm... thank you so much for posting this recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving (with a few modifications) and I LOVE it!!

    (I've also posted about it in my food blog.)

  10. Misa -- Girl! I'm so glad you liked this!!! I would love to know how you changed it! I couldn't find your food blog! could you send me the link? I'd love to see it! Thanks so much for letting me know how you liked it!!

  11. Ooops! My food blog is

  12. I made this this evening for dessert..yummy, and easy. My 2 favorite attributes of a good recipe!!

    I will definitely make this again, thanks for sharing.

  13. SM -- Thank you So much for letting me know that you enjoyed this! I LOVE it!! I think I could do thanksgiving with this, corn pudding, GF gravy and dressing and mashed taters and I'd be good to go!!! ;-) I'm really glad you enjoyed it!! Easy and yummy is so much fun!!

  14. wow, that looks as ravishing and beautiful as a cranberry cobbler SHOULD look!:)

  15. My family and I LOVE this recipe! It's the best cobbler I've ever had. =) We only used sugar in the batter, and were it called for sugar with the cranberries we used 1/2 the amount honey and some Stivia. Mmmmm... Delicious!