I got this recipe from my mother-in-law years ago and I think she got it from one of those fund raising cookbooks. The really great things about this cobbler are that it’s easy, it uses ingredients you have on hand except maybe the fruit, and you can use any fruit you want so it tastes different every time. This time I made peach cobbler but my personal favorite is cherry. My husband likes blackberry. You can mix fruit, too. Next time I might try blackberries and peaches. So grab your favorite fruit and make some cobbler!
Oh, and this is a really good dessert to serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas.
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups frozen, fresh or canned fruit (I just use whatever’s in the bag of frozen fruit – not sure how much it actually is)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups water
1. Cream together margarine/butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Stir flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture alternately with milk.
4. Beat until smooth.
5. Pour into greased 9×13 pan.
6. Spoon fruit over batter. If using frozen, it doesn’t need to be thawed first.
7. Sprinkle with sugar (you can use less if you want – I usually use the whole amount, though)
8. Pour water over top (yes, you really pour 2 cups of water over the top) but don’t mix it. The water just sits there on top of the fruit and batter.
9. Bake at 375 for 45 to 50 minutes.
Serve with cool whip or vanilla ice cream.