Easy, Foolproof Cobbler (For Any Fruit)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Found on www.thekitchn.com

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 1 12 cups sugar, plus a bit more for sprinkling
  • 34 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups fresh fruit, peeled and cut into chunks


  1. Combine the flour and sugar.
  2. Add the butter, mixing as you go, until the mixture forms a soft dough. It can be slightly crumbly, but you want it to hold together when you squeeze it.
  3. Spray a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Put the fruit in the dish — you will probably need about 4 cups of berries or chopped fruit. You want to create a thick layer that comes about two inches up the sides.
  5. If the fruit is particularly tart, sprinkle with a light layer of sugar. If the fruit is soft and sweet, you don't need it.
  6. Take the dough by the handful and pat it into disks that are about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. Lay them on top of the fruit, continuing with the patties, until it is covered.
  7. Bake the cobbler at 350 degrees for about 45-50 minutes, until the crust is light golden brown. Let cool slightly, then serve with ice cream.
Most Helpful

2 5

I made my cobbler with apples and it was so sweet. It tasted like a candied apple. Some might like it, but it was too sweet for me. Also, my crust was very gooey. I don't know if it was supposed to be like that or if it was undercooked. Ok recipe, but very easy.

5 5

Boy was this delicious. We really enjoyed this simple cobbler. The flavor was out of this world. I used a combination of pears, raspberries and blueberries. We really enjoyed the sweet, crisp, shortbread topping. Thank you so much for sharing this treat. Made for Fall/Pac/09 :)

5 5

This certainly was a nice treat for my family, it was ver easy and fast to put together. I used some apples that I had in my back yard and some peaches, and sprinkled some berries that I had frozen, it looked GREAT!!! I almost did'nt want to eat it....lol...lol... but I also could'nt resist sinking my teeth into it...mmmmmmmmmmm I served it with vanilla ice-cream. Thank you so much for posting.