Katie Stew

A rich, simmering blend of my favorite things

Thanksgiving Part 1- Collard Cobbler


Hello friends!

Happy Thanksgiving.

I had an absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving this year, or 3 Thanksgivings I should say. I first shared in a Thanksgiving feast at my office, potluck style. Then I spent the actual day with friends in Olympia who cooked a wonderful meal and then on Saturday I co-hosted a friends’ Thanksgiving where we made most of the main dishes and people brought things as well. Each one was awesome, but I definitely did the most cooking for Saturday.

That's me cooking away in my favorite apron. The other lady with me helped cook all afternoon and took many of these lovely photos.

This is the beautiful table created by CB for dinner.

Let me tell you a little bit about the meal. There was: Fried turkey, ham, mac and cheese, dressing, procuitto wrapped green beans, collard green cobbler, mashed potatoes with truffle oil, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, ham sauce, rosemary rolls, and then dessert, which consisted of apple pie, cinnimon pull aparts, and pumpkin cheesecake.


Whew! I feel stuffed just listing all that out!

Procuitto wrapped, balsamic roasted, green beans

I made a whopping 10 different recipes that day, which in retrospect was too many. But, everything was amazing. I mean really amazing. No one had favorites because everything was so consistantly awesome. I’d say to myself, this collard cobbler is great. It is my favorite. But then I’d have some stuffing with gravy and change my mind. But then the mac and cheese was so good. You see my problem?

Yum. Mac and Cheese. One of my favorite of the potluck items.

So, I’m going to share a number of the recipes that I made over the next few days. All of these are serious keepers that I look forward to making again. I’m still eating leftovers and am very happy about that.

First up, Collard Cobbler. This was the first recipe I saw that I knew I had to make for Thanksgiving. I was really excited about it and it did not disappoint at all. In fact, it was truly delicious. Collard greens are a new thing for me and I have fallen in love. I only made one change to the recipe, which was to add a chopped jalepeno to the onion cooking step. Because really, why not? I’d really recommend it. Oh, and I might have added more sausage than it called for because well, 4 oz is a sad little amount.

The only advice I have is that the cornbread did not lend itself to kneading and cutting before the fridge. Mine was way too sticky. Maybe I should have added more flour, but I just went with it. I flattened it into a big square with my fingers on a cookie sheet and once it was cold, I then cut it into the squares for the cobbler. Worked just fine.

Collard Cobbler next to the ham

Recipe: Collard Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits
From Food and Wine

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup coarse yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup half-and-half

1/2 pound slab bacon, cut into 1-by-1/2-inch sticks
1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 ounces spicy andouille sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 cups Turkey Stock or chicken stock
4 pounds collard greens—thick stems and inner ribs removed, leaves cut into 1-inch ribbons
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons half-and-half
2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. MAKE THE BISCUITS In a food processor, pulse the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the butter and pulse until it’s the size of small peas. Add the half-and-half and pulse just until the dough comes together. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead 2 or 3 times. Flatten the dough slightly and roll it out to a 10-inch square. Cut the dough into 2-inch squares and refrigerate on a baking sheet.

2. MAKE THE COLLARDS In a large pot, cook the bacon over moderate heat until golden and the bacon fat is rendered, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a plate. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 6 minutes. Add the bacon, andouille and 3 cups of the Turkey Stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the collards in 3 batches, stirring so each batch wilts before adding more. Cover and simmer over low heat until the collards are very tender, 30 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 375°. Add 1 cup of the half-and-half and the remaining 1 cup of stock to the collards and bring to a boil. Stir the cornstarch slurry and add it to the pot. Cook, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


4. Transfer the collards to a large ceramic or glass baking dish. Top with the biscuit squares, overlapping them slightly, and brush the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons of half-and-half. Season the biscuits well with pepper and bake for 50 minutes, or until the greens are bubbling and the biscuits are golden. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Make Ahead The recipe can be prepared through Step 3 one day ahead; refrigerate the biscuits and collards separately.

Oh yeah, and pie. 🙂 This is the Grandma Ople pie. Again. And I’m sure I’ll make it again soon.



  1. Im thankful for the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Fantastic.

  2. Hey, thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  3. Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Will read on…

  4. This is one awesome blog.Thanks Again. Cool.

  5. Looking forward to reading more. Great post.Thanks Again. Cool.

  6. Together with every thing which seems to be developing within this particular subject matter, your points of view are rather radical. On the other hand, I beg your pardon, because I can not subscribe to your whole strategy, all be it radical none the less. It would seem to us that your commentary are actually not entirely rationalized and in fact you are your self not really wholly convinced of your assertion. In any case I did appreciate reading through it.

  7. Can you tell us more about this? I’d love to find out more details.|

  8. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly helpful & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to offer one thing back and help others such as you helped me.|

  9. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back someday. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!|

  10. Major thankies for the article. Really Cool.

  11. Hi there colleagues, its great piece of writing concerning tutoringand completely explained, keep it up all the time.

  12. I do enjoy the manner in which you have presented this particular concern plus it does present us a lot of fodder for consideration. However, coming from just what I have observed, I basically hope when the actual responses stack on that folks stay on issue and not get started upon a soap box involving some other news du jour. Anyway, thank you for this excellent piece and although I do not really concur with this in totality, I regard the point of view.

  13. I found your weblog site around the search engines like yahoo and test a couple of of your respective early posts. Continue to keep about the excellent operate. I simply further your Feed to my MSN Information Reader. In search of forward to reading more in the human body for a while!

  14. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I’m quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  15. Just about all of whatever you articulate happens to be astonishingly precise and that makes me ponder the reason why I hadn’t looked at this with this light before. Your article truly did switch the light on for me as far as this particular subject goes. Nonetheless there is actually one particular point I am not really too comfy with so while I attempt to reconcile that with the actual central theme of your position, let me see just what all the rest of your visitors have to point out.Very well done.

  16. I think this is among the most vital information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers|

  17. Hello to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are fastidious in favor of new users.|

  18. You’re so cool! I don’t believe I’ve read something like this before. So nice to discover somebody with unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is one thing that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality!|

  19. Thank you for another great post. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  20. Muchos Gracias for your blog article.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  21. Ahaa, its good dialogue regarding this piece of writing at this place at this web site, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.|

  22. that’s good, thanks for sharing,.. I think this is great blog

  23. Usually I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite great article.

  24. Great blog post.Thanks Again. Great.

  25. Howdy! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers

  26. Thank you for each of your hard work on this site. My niece loves carrying out internet research and it is easy to understand why. My partner and i know all about the dynamic ways you create very useful solutions on this blog and as well as inspire response from some other people on the topic then my girl is always learning a great deal. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the year. You have been doing a splendid job.

  27. Having read this I believed it was very informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!|

  28. Hello, i think that i noticed you visited my web site thus i got here to ���return the want���.I’m trying to to find things to enhance my site!I guess its adequate to use some of your ideas!!

  29. I do like the manner in which you have presented this particular challenge and it does provide us a lot of fodder for thought. Nevertheless, coming from what precisely I have experienced, I simply wish when the reviews stack on that individuals remain on issue and don’t embark upon a tirade involving some other news of the day. Anyway, thank you for this exceptional piece and whilst I do not concur with it in totality, I respect the point of view.

  30. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  31. Hiya! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when viewing from my iphone4. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Thank you!|

  32. F*ckin’ awesome things here. I am very satisfied to peer your post. Thanks so much and i am taking a look forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

Leave a Reply