Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nana's Easy Fruit Cobbler

"All the old southern ladies around here use this simple recipe for cobblers--cuppa, cuppa, cuppa. Which means one cup milk, one cup flour, and one cup sugar." -Nana

  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk (low fat is fine)
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Fruit of choice (I used about 8 fresh peeled and sliced peaches, you need enough to make a solid layer on the bottom of whatever pan you are using)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T cinnamon (more or less for your liking)
  • 3 T sugar
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Peel and slice your fruit of choice (if using blueberries or blackberries no peeling or slicing needed :)) and arrange on the bottom of a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan.

Sprinkle a few tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon over the fruit mixture, as much or as little as you would like.

Mix togethe
r flour, sugar and milk until no lumps appear. Stir in vanilla extract. Mixture should be runny. I also added a few teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter, and I actually used about 1 1/2 cups each because I was making a bit more which turned out perfect. I also added a few more spoonfuls of flour just so that the mixture wasn't too watery, but that is all up to you.

At this point, I was a little unsure as to when I should pour the melted butter over the top of the dish, and so I just poured it in over top of everything before baking. I thought afterwards though that it might have been good to let the dessert bake and then take it out, pour the butter on and sprinkle with some more sugar and cinnamon. Either way, it will come out yummy.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until pastry is lightly browned.

The KBo Conclusion:

I thought that this dessert was perfect for summer, especially for our July 4th BBQ! I would like to try it again, however, and turn it into something a little healthier...I might try it with some honey or agave nectar and Splenda, also with less butter and perhaps use Smart Balance instead. I will let you know how that turns out!

But all in all, this was melt in your mouth good, and oh so easy. The part that took the most time was peeling and slicing all those peaches! Some of mine were at their peak ripeness and it was pretty hard to get the skin off those babies.

I would suggest this for any summer celebration, and it would be great with apples, cherries or blueberries as well. Enjoy!


Jamie Lovely said...

Your blog makes me so hungry! That looks amazing.

LivitLuvit said...

Okay, you need to move here already so I get to TASTE all these lovely yummies. No fair M gets all of them!