Granny's Fruit Cobbler -- Easy and Delicious

Passover Celebration at my Sister-in-Laws Home

Happy Nieces and Cousins Eating Cobbler
Happy Nieces and Cousins Eating Cobbler | Source

Ruby Lee and her Famous Cobbler


I want to share my grandmother's (Ruby Lee Baker – one of 12 children raised on a farm just north of Atlanta Georgia.) recipe for a quick, easy, and versatile fruit cobbler. I like to serve pies and cobblers more often than cakes, because the nutritional value compared to the calories is so much higher and you get the value of fruit, not just carbohydrates.

But to each his own, and I am not saying I will turn down a slice of apple or carrot cake if you offer it …. of course those have fruit and vegetables in them. Apparently, my mother indoctrinated me well. :) And many thanks to Patriette who asked me for this recipe and then patiently waited and waited for me to finally send it to her. :)

Second and Third Generation Asts

Nieces, Nephew, and  and Grand-babies  Patiently Waiting for Cobbler
Nieces, Nephew, and and Grand-babies Patiently Waiting for Cobbler | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 9 servings

Lt. Greg Frequently Cooks -- Fire House

Greg thinks Cobbler is the best!
Greg thinks Cobbler is the best! | Source

Fruit Cobbler Ingredients

  • 2 - 3 cups peaches, apples, apricots, berries, chopped
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar, (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon or ginger or nutmeg

Two Brothers Getting Ready for Prom

My Sons -- Cobbler right before the Prom -- It was a good Prom
My Sons -- Cobbler right before the Prom -- It was a good Prom | Source

Making a Cobbler ~~ So Simple


Begin heating the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and pour it into the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish. Chop fruit and simmer on the stove top with 2/3 cup water or juice for 15 minutes. Add the spices of your choice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 1/2 cop sugar to the fruit. Stir well and add to the baking dish. Combine flour and milk and slowly pour it over the fruit mixture.

It may sink, but don't worry, it will rise to the top and form a soft cobbler crust while baking. Check on the cobbler and continue baking until the crust is golden brown. Serve hot or cold, with or without ice cream. Cobbler is always delicious. Enjoy.

Marek and Lorraine Ast at David and Kelley's Wedding Reception and Dinner

Cobbler was served at their Son's Wedding
Cobbler was served at their Son's Wedding | Source


Cobblers are good hot, warm, and even cold and this one should serve six to eight people depending on the size of your appetites. A good cobbler needs no whipped cream or ice cream to dress it up, but if you simply must or your family traditions dictate it, well then by all means, go ahead. :)


The surface may turn out smooth and golden brown or the batter may rise unevenly and you will have cracks with little rivulets of fruit juice showing through. Personally, I like the little rivulets, they are very festive and provide an appetizing peak at what is coming next.


The purple-blue of blueberries or the crimson red of raspberries showing through the golden crust is simply amazing. And then you get to taste it! I hope this turns out well for you and remember, even if it looks like a mess, just spoon it into bowls and it will still taste great . And as we all know, it is better for you than cake, or cupcakes, or cookies or….

Happy Friends and Family, Happy Traditions, and Happy Cobbler! Blessings!


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Kennbug 3 years ago from Escanaba Michigan

Happy New Year!


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Definitely agree on the cobbler verses cake! Thanks for sharing your recipe with tips on making it just right. Cobbler is a wonderful winter evening dessert, and I like it just as well in the summertime. :)

Happy New Year to you and yours!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a great looking family; there are so many smiles there. Well done and Happy New Year!


mours sshields 3 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

Sounds great! Ilove cobbler! Great pictures, too! Looks like all of you were having a great time.

Marcia Ours


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thanks RT - You are so right. It is good on a winter's evening, but its also great in summertime when fruits are at their ripest. :) Take care. :)


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

And the same to you Kennbug. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Ah - so luscious-sounding. Mother 'whomped up' cobblers and pies at the slightest excuse. Another specialty was what she called 'cake pudding'. It was a yellow cake dough into which she poured a can of blackberries or cherries, so they'd cook all through the cake - so yummy. I used to make a lot of desserts, especially pies, myself. There's something so 'homey' about them! Your recipe for the cobbler sounds delicious! No wonder your nieces, nephews, sons and grandchildren looks so enchanted!


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I am partial to pie and cobblers myself. Thank you for the wonderful recipe and for adding some great pics!


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Wonderful. I loved climbing the trees to pick apples and then my mom would pronounce "This cobbler is from Eric's apples". Thanks for a great hub.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thank you Billy. Seems like every holiday I return more and more to my mother's and grandmother's recipes and so far it always produces smiles. :) Blessings!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello mours - We were having a great time. Thanks for reading and commenting. Happy New Year!


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Ryan McGill 3 years ago from Omaha, NE

You make me hungry! I LOVE cobbler and will be sure to sample this one some day. Thanks for sharing and beautiful pictures. Best regards,


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Gypsy Willow 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Happy New Year! What a simple recipe. Can't wait to try it. Lovely family pics too. Thank you.


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

Lovely & Easy! I will try it right away! Voted up and awesome! :)


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the cobbler recipe, phdast7. It sounds lovely. Your family photos are lovely, too!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hi shining - I was pretty sure there had to be some cobbler lovers out there. I didn't think I was the only one. :) You are very, very welcome and I hope your new year is full of blessings!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

You are welcome Eric. That is so cool "Eric's apples." We didn't have anything like that , but we named a casserole or dish after each of my boys, whichever one was their favorite. Jeremy's Chicken and Broccoli, Benjamin's Sausage and Rice, etc. I wrote them up on recipe cards with their names on it and they felt very special and important. :) Always good to hear from you and see your smiling face.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Ryan - What a great compliment! And I made you hungry without a picture of any desserts? I must be getting better at this. :) Always happy to share and thanks for mentioning the pictures. Take care. :)


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Patriette 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

That's a great idea and very special Theresa, naming your boys' favorite recipes after them... I'm on a diet right now, but one day I'll get around to baking a nice peach cobbler. Will let you know how it turned out. Thanks again!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello Nellieanna - Your mother and my grandmother both 'whomped" up cobblers (and other wonderful things) at the drop of a hat. I have had cake pudding,although I didn't know it was called that at the time...and it was just delicious. I remember it was in Aunt Corrine's kitchen and that has been twenty years ago at least. :) Oh what memories we have and what memories we create :) I shall be scarce around HP until the 20th or so, as soon as the seminar is over I plunge into the first week of January classes. Take care. ~~Theresa


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thank you kindly Gypsy. I hope it turns out well. Happy and Blessed New Year!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Good evening, Suzanne. Thanks for your sweet comment and votes. Hope it turns out well for you, although as I mentioned, it is very forgiving. :) Happy new Year!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

oh what a great share..LOL didnt know how I missed this Happy New Year Phdast7 :) Frank


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thank you Alicia and you are so very welcome Have Happy New Year!


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

You are very welcome Patriette. The boys got quite a kick out of it when they were young. Even today, they are in their mid thirties, at a family gathering one of them will occasionally say, "When are we going to have Jeremy''s Casserole?" Which of course, pleases me no end. :)


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Happy New Year Frank! Glad you found it. Hope your Christmas was merry and bright . . . and warm!!! :)


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ignugent17 3 years ago

You got a great family ! Have a wonderful year. :-)


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Theresa,

Sounds yummy! Bookmarking this one.

Love your family pictures.

Hope the New Year is going well for you.

Take care :)


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

ignugent - Just got back from a seminar in DC. I wasn't ignoring your generous comments. Hope the new Year is going well for you. :)


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello Sue -

The year is going well so far. Very busy of course, as a new semester always is. Hope alll is well with you.

Theresa


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Patsybell 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

Ah, food with a story. I think it always tastes best when accompanied by a favorite memory. Delightful.


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hi Patsy - You and me both! :) Most of the time, it is the family story that convinces me to try the recipe!

Good stories do make the food taste better. Thanks for the kind comments...and the fan mail. So nice. :)


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Great looking family and delicious sounding cobbler


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phdast7 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thanks rebecca. You just about can't beat a good cobbler. They are so popular in the South, but now I am wondering if that is true of America in general. Have a great week. Theresa

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