Fruit Cobbler for Dummies

When I was younger, so much younger than today, 
I needed much help with baking and simple recipes for dishes that my new husband
could actually recognize, once made. And if recognizable, actually edible.

One evening, a month into our marriage, a friend came to our tiny apartment bearing 
a blueberry cobbler that was buttery, full of fruit, moist, and crunchy around the edges. 

I thought she had slaved over it for hours. Nope, and she wrote it down for me that instant.
It was easy-peasy, dummy-proof and I have used ONLY this cobbler recipe, ever since.

I am the dummy that needed cobbler intervention.

Fruit Cobbler for Dummies

1 stick of butter, cold
1 cup of regular flour
1 cup sugar (I use 1/2 cup)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1 pint fresh blueberries/blackberries (washed) or 5 pitted/sliced peaches
1/2 gallon of vanilla bean icecream

  1. Turn oven to 350 degrees. Put stick of butter into 8" X 8" glass pan (to double recipe: use an 8" X 10" pan), then put pan into oven to melt the butter. This takes about 5 min.
  2. While butter is melting, whisk flour, sugar and baking powder together. Add milk (and vanilla) whisk till lumpless.
  3. Take pan from oven, and pour batter into center of pan, right over melted butter.
  4. Spread fruit evenly over top of batter. DO NO STIR. Leave as is.
  5. Return pan to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, and remove when top is golden brown.
  6. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.


    The land will yield its fruit;
    you will have all you can eat.
    ~Leviticus 25:19



    1. Yumm.....gotta try this.....thanks

    2. OMG, Leslie. That looks divine. You know what my main problem is with fruit cobblers? I want to eat the WHOLE PAN! Not good. I mean, good, but disastrous to the waistline. Disastrous.

      Thanks for sharing though. Mmmmmmmm. Susan

    3. I love cobbler and easy is good for me. Thanks for sharing.

    4. Your cobbler photos have my mouth watering and I cannot wait to make this recipe!
      Found you through Savvy Southern Style, and I am your newest follower!

    5. Photos are fab! I've used a similar cobbler recipe for years (it also started in my early marriage), only mine is even easier, if you can imagine that. :) Matter of fact, I made a strawberry cobbler just last night. Here's my recipe, and one slight difference in the fruit is if it's off-the-vine fresh, I sweeten it first by sprinkling 2 or 3 TBSP of sugar over it (slicing up larger fruits first, of course) and letting it cook over low heat until sugar is liquified. Sometimes, I add 1/4 cup of water to this and let it thicken up. (You can also use this recipe with canned fruit pie-filling, or regular canned fruit like peaches.)

      My dough recipe is very similar to yours:

      1 stick of butter (melted)
      1 cup of milk
      1 cup of flour (self-rising)
      1 cup of sugar

      Mix it up the same way and bake for 30-40 minutes (until top is golden) and you've got a pan of heaven, no matter what fruit you go with.

    6. Yum, yum! I am going to make this for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing.

    7. Okay your cobbler looks good. I have never tried to make it because I thought it was difficult.

    8. Oh YUM!! I made a cobbler the other night and didn't have the right flour. Let's just say if it calls for Self-rising, do NOT use all purpose. It WILL NOT work! lol

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    9. This looks absolutely delicious! And easy enough that I could make it!

    10. Dummy Debbie reporting for Cobbler duty.

      This looks great, Leslie!

    11. This is my favorite cobbler recipe. In fact, we had peach cobbler last night with this crust (made by my wonderful mom!)
      We ate lots of hamburger helper in our first year of marriage:) Thankfully, my repetoire has expanded.

    12. I don't know why I don't make this more often! It's my favorite dessert and it's soooo easy!

    13. Wow! That is easy! I have peaches left from last years harvest still in the freezer...I'm going to have to make this tonight!!

    14. I stopped by to congratulate you on your award from Barb at God whispers in my ear...and while I was here, well you had me at cobbler!!!! I am your newest fan and follower!

    15. Oh Yummmmmmmmmmy! I love this dish and your photos are so great I do believe I will have to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    16. okay... this is just oooo tempting ..... I will absolutely try this one!!! Yummy!!! Thanks Leslie... have a blessed weekend!! Terri

    17. Way easy! Yum! Thanks =) For my cobber, (if I'm making a cherry or peach cobbler) instead of vanilla extract, I use almond. And, if you do whipped cream instead of ice cream, add a dash of almond extract there as well. Makes it all the more divine.


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