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.
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!