This time of year is so wonderful with all the fruit in the markets! One of my favorite desserts is fruit cobbler, and this is the recipe I use. Simple, easy, and delicious. It reminds me of my childhood.
This cobbler in the picture was made with fresh local fruit. Yum!!
2-3 cups of fresh fruit, peeled & sliced if necessary
a little sugar (I never measure this)
2 Tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 C Sugar
1 C flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 C milk (a splash more if you are using whole wheat flour)
Prepare the fruit as needed, and put it in a bowl. Sprinkle a little sugar over it & stir well. Let sit while you do the next steps.
Turn the oven to 350F, put the 2 T butter in a 9×9 pan (I use glass), and put the pan in the oven.
While the butter is melting, mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk together. If you like, you can add a little cinnamon too.
When the butter is melted, take the baking pan out of the oven and tilt it to get the butter all over the bottom. Then pour the batter into the pan. The butter will goosh up the sides, that’s fine. Put the fruit on top of the batter in a fairly even layer. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon if you like.
When the oven is finished heating, put the cobbler in and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the edges are nicely brown & starting to pull away from the pan.
Enjoy! Serve with ice cream, or even just a little milk poured over it. And if 9×9 just isn’t enough, you can use a 13×9 and increase all the ingredients by half.
As a side note: I use organic ingredients as much as possible: full-fat dairy (from grass-fed cows, when I can find it), sugar, and I grind my own flour. When I buy fruit, I really prefer organic, but local will win just for the superior flavor & freshness.