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Any Fruit Cobbler
Tarte des Fruits
We discussed Mardi Gras yesterday, so rest assured that this cobbler recipe is safe to consume during Lent. No eggs. No meat. No chocolate! It’s also very easy, très simple, and convenient because you can use so many different types of fruit, fresh, frozen, or canned.
We could debate here, about what constitutes a cobbler or a buckle or a crisp or a crumble or a clafoutis. This dessert does not have the heavy biscuit topping that is often associated with a cobbler. It’s more of a delicious bite of fruit being held, or cobbled, together with a bit of sweetened dough. It’s a Mardi Gras party for your taste buds on Ash Wednesday, with no guilt!
I had some blueberries that were not going to last much longer. Also had some strawberries that were very ripe. What to do with this fruit? Make a cobbler!
Gather your fruit. Use fresh, canned, or frozen fruit, or a combination. Juicy fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, blackberries and raspberries work well.
If using frozen fruit, thaw according to package directions. If using peaches, nectarines, plums, or large strawberries, cut them into bite sized pieces. Use 2 to 3 cups. The more fruit you use, the fruitier it will be.
Preheat oven to 350°. In a 9″ pie plate or 8″ square pan, place 3 Tablespoons of butter. Place the pan in your pre-heated oven to melt the butter. Remove from oven as soon as butter is melted.While waiting for the butter to melt…In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add milk and vanilla.
Pour batter into pie plate with melted butter.
Easy, Any Fruit Cobbler
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar, plus 1-2 Tablespoons for topping
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 – 3 cups of fruit
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Gather, wash, and cut fruit if necessary.
- Place 3 tablespoons of butter into 9″ pie dish or 8″ square pan and put in oven to melt. Remove when butter has melted after a few minutes.
- Whisk flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
- Add milk and vanilla. Whisk together until mostly smooth.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Sprinkle fruit over batter.
- Sprinkle with remaining 1 – 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
- Bake for 55 minutes, until golden brown around edges and fruit is bubbling.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.