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

Cobblers in Ireland are most often a savory main dish rather than a fruit dessert. This one is vegetarian. I have used parsnips in place of the carrots, also. I recently doubled the recipe for a potluck and started it in a very large Dutch oven and transferred it to a large deep baking dish and then topped it with the biscuits.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large flameproof casserole dish over medium heat. Add garlic and onions; cook 5 minutes, until softened. Add celery, carrots, rutabaga and cauliflower and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and lentils.
  4. Mix together the cornstarch and water and stir into the casserole with the broth, tabasco and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover the casserole and transfer to preheated oven. Bake 20 minutes.
  6. To make the topping, sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. With fingers or a pastry knife, rub in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Stir in most of the cheese and the oregano.
  7. Beat the egg with the milk and add enough to the dry mixture to form a soft dough. (reserve a little to brush on topping later) Knead lightly, and roll out to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch circles.
  8. Remove dish from oven and increase temperature to 400°F Arrange the dough circles around the edge of the dish. Brush with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Return to oven and bake 10-12 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
  10. Serve.


Most Helpful

Very delicious, tasty and filling!! The kids loved it!! Great for winter, comfort food.

Stacia_ February 05, 2013

I'm not gonna lie, I found this recipe to be a lot of work, but I'm really glad I made it. The end result was delicious and hearty, without being heavy. The biscuits turned out so light and fluffy and really added that special touch to the recipe. The only changes I made were using a med. onion, chopped, adding a little bit more hot sauce and using pepper jack and cheddar in the biscuits.Thanks for sharing this unique and delicious recipe.

Lucky in Bayview November 26, 2013

I made the full recipe, loved it and served it to a friend who really enjoyed it too. He took some to his home and dropped some off at a friends too. Yummy, and this was my first time cooking with rutabaga. Thanks! Made for PRMR game.

Sharon123 March 21, 2013

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