When I’m in jam-making mode, I always find myself with a lot of extra fruit in the kitchen. In the summertime, after a fruit-picking expedition, there is often much more fruit lying around than we know what to do with. A fruit cobbler is a delicious, quick dessert that allows you to enjoy your fruit when you’ve decided that you’re through with jam-making.
Here’s an incredibly simple recipe that uses ingredients readily available in your pantry. It’s also very easy to remember, as you’ll notice below.
- 1 cup sugar, plus more for caramelizing
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 cup of milk
- About 5 cups of fruit
- Combine sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt together into a stand mixer and mix at low speed.
- Add milk to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Generously grease your pie or baking dish with butter.
- In a skillet, add sugar to fruit and cook over low heat. You should taste your fruit so that you reach the desired level of sweetness. Very ripe fruit will require less sugar.
- Place your caramelized fruit into your pie or baking dish so that it sits on top of the batter. Bake at 375 degrees. Keep an eye on it so that it is golden brown on the outside but retains a soft center. The fruit pieces and the batter will be roughly mixed together, resulting in a delicious, rustic cobbler.
I made this cobbler today with peaches I had leftover from making peach-vanilla jam. It was absolutely delicious! You can use a range of different fruit – apples and rhubarb in the fall, blueberries and cherries in the summer. It really depends on what you have in your kitchen.