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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Easy Fruit Cobbler





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Boy, it's been dessert time around here. Yes, I bake when I'm stressed, and yes, I eat when I bake. So we've had a few more desserts than we need...hey, it's vacation season, and even though (or maybe because) we're not on vacation, we can still enjoy some treats.

This dessert I made because I had fresh peaches that were going to go bad. I hate to waste good fruit (I usually cut it up and make these). I had quite a few peaches and cobbler just sounded so good. This is a recipe I obtained from USA Today many moons ago. It's super easy, and served warm with a scoop of ice cream, it's a perfect summer dessert. It's flexible too -- you can use almost any fruit.


Easy Fruit Cobbler
serves 4

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4 T. butter
¾ cup flour
¾ cup sugar
1 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
¾ cup milk
2 cups sliced fresh peaches or nectarines (or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries) or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination of fruits
1 T. sugar


Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan; set in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven.

Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk; whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar.

Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.


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3 comments:

Sara said...

Yum....

Anonymous said...

Great MINDS think alike ? Ha, I just sent a very complicated recipe for the same thing out this morning to friends, and this one sure looks like it would do the trick. Thanks for sharing!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Sara,
'Tis. :-)

Anonymous,
I rarely find that any recipe needs to me complicated. Always take the easy route when possible. Thanks for stopping by.