I brought this cobbler to small group last night. It was a huge hit. The recipe is one passed down from my Aunt Lois. The cherries came off my friend, Laurie’s tree. I love connecting with food like that. It means I can love it more.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 – 2 1/2 cups sweetened fruit
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
*Note* I used about twice the amount of fruit called for and 1 1/2 times the batter recipe. This made a pretty big pan. You can use sour pitted cherries or blackberries or even mixed berries. Just add about a cup of sugar (or since I had twice the fruit, I used nearly 2 cups of sugar) to sweeten the fruit.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put the stick of butter in the pan and pop it in the oven to melt the butter. In a bowl combine the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder and milk. Take the pan with the melted butter out of the oven and pour the batter over the top of the butter, like this.
Place the fruit over the batter. If your fruit is very juicy, dip it out with a slotted spoon. Some juice is okay, but you don’t want too much.
Bake it at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. When it comes out of the oven it will look like this.
People will love you for making this for them. If you serve it warm with ice cream they might even hug your neck. Make it and count the hugs you get.