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Quick Cobbler Recipe

Updated on September 24, 2012
Any fruit and a few common ingredients can be turned into a quick and simple cobbler.
Any fruit and a few common ingredients can be turned into a quick and simple cobbler. | Source

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A quick berry cobbler

Having a quick dessert recipe you can throw together at the last minute is handy for evenings when you have surprise guests or are just craving something sweet. This quick cobbler recipe was handed down to me by my grandmother. Like most of her recipes, I never knew the origin. Some she probably got from her mother and others she may have gotten from friends in her church. I was lucky that she wrote several of her treasured recipes down and mailed them to me before her passing. Looking at her lovely script while preparing one of her creations is one of my most treasured experiences while in my kitchen. Grandma's recipes are like a little piece of her that continues to stay with me.

While shopping this week, I found some lovely raspberries and blackberries. Due to numerous kids activities, we ended up dining out several times this week or just having quick meals of either soup or sandwiches. I realized that if I didn't use the berries tonight, they would soon be spoiled. While waiting for the water to boil for this evenings pasta dish, I threw together this quick berry cobbler. You don't have to use berries. You can use any fruit that happens to be in your home. I've used fresh, frozen, and canned fruit for this recipe and it's always turned out scrumptiously. If you use frozen fruit, set them aside a bit to thaw. I neglected to thaw some berries before baking a cobbler once and it took more time to cook in the oven. I suppose the coldness of the fruit made it difficult to bake. When using canned fruit, make sure to drain off the excess liquid.

Grandma's Quick Fruit Cobbler

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: serves 8
A raspberrry and blackberry cobbler assembled and ready for the oven.
A raspberrry and blackberry cobbler assembled and ready for the oven. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 quart fruit, slices, chopped, or whole berries
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 dash spice of your choice, I use nutmeg
After baking in the oven, this cobbler is lightly golden and oozing with warm berries.
After baking in the oven, this cobbler is lightly golden and oozing with warm berries. | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix melted butter, flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, salt and optional egg in a bowl with a spatula. Pour into a greased 9 x 13" baking pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, sprinkle fruit with 1/2 c sugar and the spice of your choice. Stir together.
  3. Sprinkle fruit mixture on top of batter in baking pan. Do not stir. Bake in a 325 degree oven for one hour. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.

A nice way to finish a Sunday meal.

Family dinners on Sunday evenings are always special times. It's a family's last day of the weekend to calmly enjoy each other's company without feeling rushed. A quick dessert after a good meal is the perfect way to end your weekend. If your family doesn't eat the entire cobbler, it makes a very nice after school snack during the week. This cobbler isn't only good with berries. Here are some other fruits to try:

  • peaches
  • cherries
  • apples
  • apricots
  • strawberries and rhubarb
  • pineapple
  • mango

Regardless of what fruit you have available to you, this recipe for quick cobbler will be a fast and delicious addition to any family meal.


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      Leena 3 years ago from new delhi

      Looks and sounds delicious...I enjoy berry recipes.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the recipe. I enjoy berry desserts, and I love the thought of eating this one with ice cream! It sounds easy to make too, which is an added bonus.

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you, Judi, Susan, and duffsmom! This is a good recipe for extra berries. Blackberries are wonderful alone in this recipe. Hope you're able to bake it soon.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Can't wait to try this one. Thank you for this hub.

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      Judith Hancock 4 years ago from UK

      It's blackberry season here in the UK - I will be picking some soon and will be making a Blackberry & Apple Crumble, but I will try making a cobbler too. Pinned for reference.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This looks so good and I have some 1/4 bags of fruit in the freezer that I can use up. Will make this for Sunday night dinner.

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      This is a lot quicker, for sure, DC Ziese. Although it doesn't produce the same consistency as pie crust. It's more like a thin cake. I'm sure your more time intensive cobbler is delicious. Thanks for reading!

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      DC Ziese 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

      I’m used to making cobblers with 'traditional' pie crust – very tedious and time consuming. This recipe seems so much easier. I will definitely have to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      LaThing --thank you! I hope you like it. :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is a wonderful treasure..... Love the recipe. Very different from the cobblers that I am use to. I will have to try it out. Thanks voting up and useful.....

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      Denise Mai 4 years ago from Idaho

      I'm berry thankful for your lovely comment, Carol!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds delicious and easy..two very good things to be. Thanks for this berry delicious dessert. Voting up and loving the photos.

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