Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is yet another great recipe from my Mother-in-Law whose baking and entertaining in a small farming community is renowned.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the sugar, butter, milk, flour baking powder, and salt. Form a ball and set aside.
  2. In the bottom of the pan add as much or little of any kind of fruit you like.
  3. Put dough {dough will seem more like a batter} on top of fruit without rolling it out.
  4. Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Put over unbaked batter and cobbler.
  6. Pour the 1 cup boiling water over unbaked cobbler.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
  8. Entire recipe can be doubled.
Most Helpful

I peeled and chopped some apples and pears. Add the sugar, water and cinnamon to the pot and boiled the fruit until it was a little softer. Added the fruit, batter, and sprinkled a bit of cornstarch on top before pouring the now hot water mix over. As you can see from the photo, it came out great. Taste was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

5 5

Great! Made this twice in a week, once with frozen blackberries, once with apples. Omitted the cinnamon with the blackberries and made as written with the apples. Used an 11 x 7 baking dish. The first time, cut in the butter, the second, melted it first and stirred in which was much faster. The family loved it, and it went together in a flash. Best when let rest about 15 minutes after removing from the oven to allow the liquids to thicken a bit. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

5 5

My dad loved it. I used bing and rainier cherries- turned out great! I did use a little less sugar for the top mix and it was still really good. Thanks! It was delicious! Looking forward to trying other fruits too.