Short of serving store-bought ice cream, you won't find a simpler, more delicious dessert than this fruit cobbler. Use any juicy summer fruit: peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries. And if you use frozen berries, this dessert can be assembled in less than 10 minutes.
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 cups of sliced fresh peaches or nectarines, or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination of fruits (or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.
Put 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.
Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
384 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 64.9g 21% DV; fat 12.6g 20% DV; cholesterol 34.2mg 11% DV; sodium 370.8mg 15% DV.
By Ben S.