Green tomatoes make a surprise appearance in this dessert. In the winter, you can substitute cranberries for the raspberries.
3 cups fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
6 cups chopped green tomato (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine the raspberries and 1 tablespoon flour in a medium bowl; toss well.
Bring tomato, 1 cup granulated sugar, and water to a boil in a medium saucepan; cook 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the raspberry mixture. Pour mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moist. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto fruit mixture. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and crust is browned.
This is a wonderful recipe--so delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except that I only made 1/3 of it and baked it in an 9x 5 pan. The serving size is quite generous, too. It's even better with a dollop of whipped cream, ice cream, or vanilla yogurt. This really doesn't need any spices or anything else added to it; it's perfect as is.