A basic recipe that can be adapted for most any fruit. :) Great for fruit that's past its prime, or even fruit that's under-ripe.

The topping is a bit like if a sugar cookie mated with a biscuit. It's delicious. It soaks up the juices but still stays firm, even after a couple of days in the fridge.

Step 1: Ingredients

For fruit mixture:
  • 1/4-1/2 cup white sugar (depends on your preference and the sweetness of the fruit - I use more for apples, for example, and less for strawberries)
  • 3-4 cups diced fruit (apples, plums, pears, berries of all kinds)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp desired spice - cinnamon and cardamom go well with most fruit
  • up to 2 tbsp cornstarch (the juicier a fruit is, the more you use. using 2 tbs all the time is not a bad idea. :D)
For the topping:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla, optional
You'll bake the cobbler in a 9x9 pan, preferably glass, ceramic or enamel coated. Metal can sometimes burn the sugars! It'll be baked at 350 F for 35 minutes.
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OMG that looks good.
Looks delicious!!
this looks awesome. I just grabbed everything I need and I'm making a mango version
I noticed in the recipe for the crust for your plum cobbler, you added a dash of vanilla extract. Any reason why the vanilla is in that recipe and not this none? Just curious... <br> <br>Thx, <br>Beth
Mostly I just knew it would go great with the plums! No other reason. I should probably add that as an optional ingredient here, huh? :D
Yum, cold cobbler is really just as good!
Cold cobbler?? Gonna have to try it!
Cobbler is my favorite dessert (when it comes to using fruit). Must make soon!! <br> <br>Beth. ;)
I really wanna try! This
Would bananas work well in this?
I am going to try this as soon as I get some fruit. Do not have enough right now and sure wish I did. I used the Bisquick recipe in the past for one, but this is even less expensive to make and I bet much tastier (knowing your other recipes)..... I think I can do this one. (grin)
Looks soo good I've just gotta try it! Very nice instructables!! I love how you added the tip about the apple as filler...brilliant!
Yum! This really looks good! Another thing to add to my recipe box! Thanks for sharing.<br>Sunshiine
Ice Cream would be stupendous on this. And mango cobbler? mmmm...

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