Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fruit Cobbler Recipe

So I've been on a fruit kick lately, and thinking about cobbler, and thinking, and thinking.  And not liking the recipes I keep seeing.  So I cobbled together a few and came up with a really simple recipe, that seems to work quite well!

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3 cups fruit (I mixed about two cups peaches with a cup of frozen blueberries, cause I got a LOT of frozen blueberries, my husband uses them in his oatmeal), though I think I'll add more fruit next time, maybe 5 cups would be better?
1 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon for topping
1 cup milk
1 2/3 cups self rising flour

Put the butter in your pan (I like mine deep so I used a casserole dish instead of a baking pan) and stick it in the oven while it's preheating to 350 degrees to melt the butter.

While the butter's melting you can peel and cut up your fruit if it needs it.  Put one cup of sugar in a mixing bowl, then take a couple tablespoons from what's in the mixing bowl and sprinkle it over the fruit.  Pour the milk in the mixing bowl and whisk to dissolve the sugar (I warmed my milk a little before adding so it would dissolve better).

Once the butter has melted, swirl it around the casserole dish a bit to coat then pour the excess into the mixing bowl with the milk and sugar.  Add the fruit to the casserole dish and put it in the oven to sweat while you finish the batter.

Add flour in batches, whisking in between to integrate it thoroughly.  Seriously you need to whisk, I tried a spoon first and it was just all lumpy.

Take your sweating fruit out of the oven and pour the batter over your fruit, being careful to cover to the edges.  Cause the crispy browned edges are the best part!  Sprinkle the top with the last tablespoon of sugar.

Bake for 50 minutes, until fruit is bubbling at the edges and the top is brown, and a toothpick comes out clean.  My oven usually takes longer than recipe directions say, so I was expecting to have to put it back in, but mine was done in 50 minutes, so you may want to check yours at 40 minutes.

Have your four-year-old tell you she doesn't want cobbler, and give her a few Dove chocolates for desert instead.  Eat cobbler.  I wish I had some Breyers Vanilla Bean with mine, but maybe I'll manage to make up for that in the next few days

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