Quick Cobbler Recipe
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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
- 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
- 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.
- In a separate bowl, sprinkle fruit with 1/2 c sugar and the spice of your choice. Stir together.
- 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:
- strawberries and rhubarb
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.