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Easy Fruit Cobbler

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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.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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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.

Step 2: Choose and cut up your fruit!

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I try to dice mine so they cook more evenly. No more than 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces, in most cases.

Try to get a minimum of 3 cups of fruit, though 4 cups is better because it'll cook down a bit!

Use any mixture you like - this time I'm using strawberries, blackberries and apples. Apples are a great filler and go well with most anything, so if you're low on something else, chuck in an apple. :D

Fruits that work well:
  • pears
  • plums (soooo good, even when they're not quite ripe!)
  • apples
  • peaches
  • berries of any kind
  • mangoes
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...

Thx,
Beth
jessyratfink (author)  maltesergr81 year 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
mikeasaurus2 years ago
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!!

Beth. ;)
MaraStar2 years ago
I really wanna try! This
Sovereignty2 years ago
Would bananas work well in this?
MsJaxFla2 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)
gk16512 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!
sunshiine2 years ago
Yum! This really looks good! Another thing to add to my recipe box! Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine
Ice Cream would be stupendous on this. And mango cobbler? mmmm...