Picture of Easy Fruit Cobbler
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

Picture of 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.
OMG that looks good.
maltesergr82 years ago
Looks delicious!!
this looks awesome. I just grabbed everything I need and I'm making a mango version
maltesergr82 years ago
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...

jessyratfink (author)  maltesergr82 years ago
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
mikeasaurus3 years ago
Yum, cold cobbler is really just as good!
Cold cobbler?? Gonna have to try it!
maltesergr82 years ago
Cobbler is my favorite dessert (when it comes to using fruit). Must make soon!!

Beth. ;)
MaraStar3 years ago
I really wanna try! This
Sovereignty3 years ago
Would bananas work well in this?
MsJaxFla3 years ago
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)
gk16513 years ago
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!
sunshiine3 years ago
Yum! This really looks good! Another thing to add to my recipe box! Thanks for sharing.
Ice Cream would be stupendous on this. And mango cobbler? mmmm...