Strawberry Apple Sonker recipe with Dip
The original recipe called for this to be a Blackberry Sonker with Dip but the price of blackberries at the store was really expensive so I decided to go with a Strawberry Apple Sonker with Dip instead. It was absolutely amazing and you could easily substitute any type of berry or fruits like peach or pear instead to keep it seasonal.
- 4½ half pints berries or fruit of your choice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Biscuit Topping
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups whole milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the dry ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the berries are well coated.
- Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and set aside for 15 minutes.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into cubes until the mixture is crumbly and the size of peas or smaller.
- Create a well in the center of the mixture. Pour in the buttermilk, and using a large spoon, gently incorporate just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. The mixture will look quite wet at this point but that's fine.
- Heat the milk in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil.
- Whisk the sugar and starch in a small bowl to mix well, then add to the milk along with the vanilla extract, stirring until thoroughly blended and smooth.
- Reduce the heat under the saucepan to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is reduced by half.
- Remove from the heat and transfer the dip to a pourable container. Cover and set aside while the sonker bakes.
I found this recipe in A Year of Pies: A seasonal tour of home baked pies by Ashley English.