When you’re in the mood for a sweet and satisfying dessert but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, our Easy Fruit Cobbler is the answer. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up a delightful cobbler that’s perfect for any occasion. Let’s dive into this easy and delicious recipe!
- Fruit Filling Options: You can choose any canned pie filling you prefer, such as cherry, apple, peach, or blueberry. Get creative and mix and match your favorite flavors!
- Self-Rising Flour Substitute: If you don’t have self-rising flour on hand, you can make your own by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of all-purpose flour.
- Recipe Variations: Experiment with this recipe by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or a touch of vanilla extract to the batter for extra flavor.
Q: Can I use fresh fruit instead of canned pie filling?
A: While canned pie filling offers convenience, you can absolutely use fresh fruit. Simply slice or chop your fresh fruit, add a bit of sugar to sweeten it if desired, and layer it on top of the batter.
Q: Can I use margarine instead of butter?
A: While butter provides the best flavor, you can use margarine as a substitute if needed.
Q: How should I store leftovers?
A: If you have any cobbler left over (though it’s so delicious, it might disappear quickly!), store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat it in the microwave or oven before serving.
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 can (1 lb. 5 oz.) canned pie filling (your choice of fruit)
Step 1: Preheat and Melt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the stick of butter in a 9x13-inch baking pan and put it in the oven to melt. The butter will serve as the rich, flavorful base for your cobbler.
Step 2: Mix the Batter
While the butter is melting, whisk together the self-rising flour, sugar, and milk in a mixing bowl. This mixture will create the cobbler batter.
Step 3: Pour and Layer
Once the butter has completely melted in the pan, carefully remove it from the oven. Be cautious as the pan and butter will be hot.
Pour the cobbler batter evenly into the pan to cover the bottom. The melted butter will mix with the batter, creating a luscious, buttery base.
Now, the fun part—spoon the canned pie filling (you can use any fruit filling you like) all over the top of the batter. Do not stir; simply let the fruit filling sit on top of the batter.
Step 4: Bake to Perfection
Place the pan back in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cobbler is golden brown on top. The batter will rise and envelop the fruit filling as it bakes, creating a delightful contrast of textures.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy
Once your Easy Fruit Cobbler is beautifully golden and baked to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly.
Serve your warm cobbler as is or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.