Hopefully, we’ve all been taking advantage of summer and fall to pick and preserve all the fresh fruit we can get our hands on. Now let’s learn about how to make Easy Fruit Cobbler!
Almost 12 years into sharing recipes here with you, I am shocked that I have yet to post our favorite fruit cobbler recipe! This is, hands down, Matt’s favorite dessert. And who am I kidding? Sometimes we make it and eat it for breakfast. It’s fruit and bread, am I right?
What fruits work best for Easy Fruit Cobbler
In our experience, with the exception of melons and citrus, just about any fruits will work. Our favorites are:
- Peach (our favorite, favorite!)
- Boysenberry (Matt’s favorite since he grew up in California – but we don’t have access to these berries in Nebraska!)
You can buy fresh or frozen fruit at the store or farmer’s market to use in these cobblers. Our favorite and most economical option is to use whatever fruit we’ve been blessed to pick and preserve. We grab peaches or berries that we’ve frozen during the summer and quickly make an Easy Fruit Cobbler to enjoy!
Use as much or as little sugar as you prefer. Through the years, I’ve cut the sugar content down in this recipe (so we can eat it for breakfast, you know?). And of course, I use freshly ground wheat flour. So our cobblers are made with whole grains, healthy fats, and amazing fruit!
—- > Want to know more about grinding fresh flour and using whole grains? Read these posts! <—–
I love that using whole grains in dessert and treat recipes takes them up a notch on the healthy scale! Yes, these are still sweet treats to be eaten in moderation. But when we cut down the sugar content, use whole grains, and use all wholesome, real food ingredients – we’ve got ourselves a dessert that is actually nourishing!
Easy Fruit Cobbler
- 1 cup whole grain flour (I use freshly ground soft white wheat)
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar or sucanat
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 6 cups fresh or frozen fruit, washed and sliced if needed
- ¼-1/2 cup brown sugar or sucanat, depending on your taste
- In a medium saucepan, cook fruit and sugar until soft and syrupy.
- Pour fruit mixture into a 9x9 inch baking dish.
- Mix together topping ingredients, beginning with dry ingredients first.
- Add melted butter, egg, and milk until well combined.
- Spoon mounds of topping over the fruit filling in the baking dish.
- Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until cobbler is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
- Serve as-is, or topped with ice cream or milk
If you prefer a crunchy topping instead of a cake topping, try this awesome Fruit Crisp Recipe instead!