Easy Fruit Cobbler Dessert

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Can I finish that?

The sign of a good dessert is when your people literally pick the serving dish clean. It happens all the time with this crazy-easy cobbler.

I adapted it from allrecipes.com. It’s something your grandma would have made which means that as far as desserts go … it’s healthier than your standard cake mix, pudding mix, whipped topping creation.*

But that’s not all …

  • You likely have all the ingredients
  • You don’t dirty a ton of dishes or your mixer
  • There won’t be much leftover
  • Takes about 5 minutes to throw together if you use frozen fruit
  • Eats hot right out of the oven
  • Turns into bread pudding the next day and microwaves beautifully
  •  The batter cooks up around the fruit, creating an entire dish of the best thing about cobbler: the tender underbelly layer where fruit syrup and crust co-mingle
Fresh or Frozen Fruit Cobbler Dessert Simple Fast
Frozen strawberries, fresh peaches. Same batter, same cook time.

Dessert with Standard Pantry Ingredients

Well, maybe. I would have used milk if we had any. Turns out Half and Half works better than milk. As for cutting the flour in half with oatmeal? Less gluten, more fiber. Every bit helps … And use real butter – you don’t need another artificial trans fat*.

frozen blueberry dessert cobbler

Visually, there could be some precautions to take …

Cooked fruit gets mushy and there’s no pie crust to cover things up … Fix this by serving it with full-fat vanilla bean yogurt or ice cream on top. Peaches look fine. Strawberries are prettier than raspberries but both turn a lovely/disturbing shade of red, blueberries get very dark.

There’s a Halloween idea in there somewhere …

frozen blueberry easy pantry dessert cobbler
Disguise the top with full-fat vanilla bean yogurt or real ice cream

This dessert is one to add to your regulars – It takes about 50 minutes to cook but just 5 or 10 to prepare, so pop it into the oven before dinner. If there is any leftover, nuke it about 30 seconds.

In the morning, reverse your proportions: top your yogurt with the cobbler and garnish with some chopped nuts. The yogurt is good for your gut, the nuts and berries are good for your heart. 🙂

 

Easy Fast Fruit Cobbler Dessert
** check out the glass in the note/photo below

PANTRY COBBLER

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 305 kcal

Melt 4 Tbs. butter in the pie pan/baking dish. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder. Stir in half and half or milk to make a batter. Pour the batter into the dish with the melted butter. Distribute the berries evenly on top of the batter. Bake at 350 for 45 - 50 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 4 butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour or use 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup half and half + 1/4 cup water or 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen fruit if you are using fresh blueberries or raspberries, you can increase the fruit up to 4 cups
  • 1 - 2 T sugar To sprinkle on top of the cobbler

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Melt 4 Tbs. butter in a pie pan.

  3. Combine the sugar, flour, quick cooking oats (if using oats), and baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. Stir the 3/4 cup half and half/water or 3/4 cup milk into the dry ingredients to make a batter.

  5. Pour the batter into the pie pan. The butter will move to the rim. You can mix it up a little. There will be a crispiness to the outside rim where there is more butter. It's good.
  6. Distribute your fruit on top of the batter.

  7. Sprinkle sugar on top of the fruit. 

  8. Bake 45 - 50 minutes at 350. It does not bubble up and out of the dish like a fruit pie does.

Recipe Notes

I've made it with every combination of fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and peaches. It's always delicious.

Nutrition Facts
PANTRY COBBLER
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 1270mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 9%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Have you ever wondered how vegetable oil is made? Because, if vegetables are carbs how do you get enough fat out of them to make oil? You build a factory, find a bunch of vegetable seeds, and process them to death. If you are going to incur the dietary cost of dessert, at least stick with minimally processed ingredients.

** The Wine-Trax wine/parfait glass has lines etched into it for 4, 6, and 8 oz servings. Looks like a design, but secretly keeps you on track calorie-wise. See photo at end of post.

 

Pantry Cobbler Dessert Yogurt
Etched Wine Glasses measure yogurt, too!

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