Quick & Easy Cobbler

This recipe is my great-grandmother Lockey’s original recipe.  This goes back a long, long time.  This IS my ultimate comfort food.  Whenever I think of growing up, I think of my mom making this cobbler for us in the evenings to eat while we watched some good TV together.  My dad dubbed this cheap cobbler because the ingredients are simple and always on hand.  My mom has never really taken to that name, so we’ll call it Quick and Easy Cobbler (however, in my heart, it will always be cheap cobbler…sorry Mom). 
Mom always makes this with canned peaches but I’m married to a blackberry-obsessed man, so I used frozen blackberries instead.  No matter what fruit you use (peaches, blackberries, pears, apples, raspberries…you name it), it will be hot and delicious and warm you up inside.
Shopping List
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cans of fruit (drained) or one package of frozen fruit (keep it frozen, don’t thaw!) (see photo below)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium size mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and butter with a whisk.  Pour into a greased (I use Pam) 8×8 inch baking dish.  Take your fruit and toss it with the remaining half a cup of sugar in a separate bowl.  Add fruit on top of other mixture in baking dish.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

This is the kind of fruit I would use in this recipe…plain old canned fruit (drained) or a bag of frozen fruit.  So simple, right?
Thanks Mom for all the times you made us cheap cobbler :).
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  • Meredith Broussard September 18, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I have made this recipe a handful of times, but have never commented about its greatness. I love this quick and easy, yet delicious recipe! I always make mine with frozen blackberries, which are my favorite. I'm even experimenting with whole wheat flour to make it a little bit healthier. This Quick & Easy Cobbler has already gotten me through some long nights of studying during nursing school. Thanks for sharing!

  • Elsi September 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    We call this "dump" cobbler since you just dump your fruit on top of the batter. You can use fresh fruit, too — really ripe peaches or plums work well as do any fresh berries. Apples & pears need to be stewed first. And don't forget ice cream or whipped cream for more goodness!

  • Anonymous May 17, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I am really new at baking so had a question, is baking powder same as baking soda?

    Instead of sugar, can I use honey? If so, how much honey will I need?

    Thank you

  • Mix and Match Mama May 17, 2013 at 2:35 am

    No, baking powder and baking soda are not the same. And no, don't use honey. You need actual sugar to break down the juices in the berries.

  • Barbara Pyles June 7, 2013 at 3:32 am

    The best flavor for cobbler is Black Raspberries if you try them it is hard to try other fruit. When we were younger we used to grow them they are delish.

  • Bailee McCann November 11, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Absolutely love this cobbler! Just made it with canned peaches and added some cinnamon. Tried the rustic cobbler but it didn't turn out for me. Decided to try this one and it is AMAZING!

  • Bailee McCann November 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Absolutely loved this cobbler! I used canned peaches and added cinnamon. Tried the rustic cobbler but it didn't turn out for me. Decided to try this one and it is AMAZING!!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    will splenda work? my husbands a diabetic and wanted to know if it would work with the fruit juices correctly? thanks

  • Mix and Match Mama May 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    You know…I've never tried Splenda in this recipe before, so I'm not sure. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out!! Thank you šŸ™‚

  • Crystal Dawn June 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I went totally tropical on the. I used canned pineapple and mangos. It turned out Fab. Added some coconut sorbet. Wow what a hit.?

  • kseif1218@yahoo.com June 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Shay! The only frozen blackberries I could find say "unsweetened." Do I need to do anything to them before making this?

  • Mix and Match Mama June 16, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Unsweetened blackberries will be perfect! Enjoy!!

  • Sara April 18, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Can I make this with fresh chopped apples? I have made this many times with peaches or berries, but I'm not sure about uncooked apples? Thanks!

  • Mix and Match Mama April 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

    You can totally try!! Let me know how it turns out!!

  • meetyouhalfway September 10, 2015 at 3:42 am

    Would you double the recipe to use a 9X13 pan?
    I really want to be eating this right now… It looks fabulous! ā™” Thanks for sharing this treasure!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

      Yes!!! Enjoy šŸ˜‰

    • candy cane September 14, 2015 at 2:51 am

      This is a very good recipe! I make sure to use real butter ( a couple extra spoonfuls doesn't hurt. I like to use half and half in place of milk ; gives it a rich flavor.