Easy Creeping Crust Cobbler
This was given to me by my mom - she's made this for years, and it's really easy and really good! The name comes from the fact that the batter starts out underneath the fruit, and "creeps" up to surround the fruit as it's cooking! Great served with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar (for crust)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 cups fruit (canned or fresh)
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar (if using canned fruit, this can be omitted, since the fruit will be sweet enough on it's own)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- While oven starts to preheat, place butter (or margarine) in an 8"x8" pan, and place in oven to melt butter.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 3/4 cup sugar and milk- Mix well to combine.
- Remove pan from oven and pour batter mixture on top of melted butter-*DO NOT MIX TOGETHER!*.
- In a small saucepan, heat fruit and 1/2 cup sugar until warmed and gently spoon fruit mixture over batter.
- Bake for 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
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Made this last night with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, prob. a little more than 2 cups. Followed rest of recipe to a T. DH Loves loves loves this! I agree with other reviewers that it's a little sweet, but since he's so happy, who am I to tinker with success!!! Thanks for such an easy "always on hand ingredients" recipe. Update - I fixed this with fresh peaches and blackberries this time. I only warmed the peaches in the saucepan, with addition of a little cinnamon, nutmeg to season the peaches. After placing the peaches over the batter, I then sprinkled the blackberries over and pushed them down just a little. This way the berries didn't break up and disappear under the heavy peaches. Still remains uber-good!1Reply
I was in the mood for something warm, sweet and comforting on a cold, winter night... and this really hit the spot! I had one can of pears in syrup so I had improvise on the other fruits to make up the 2 cups of fruit in the recupe. I had some organic cranberries in the freezer so I threw about 1/2 c in the syrup (along with a split vanilla bean)as it warmed on the stove. I also peeled 3 granny smith apples and added those along with the pears at the last minute so they wouldn't get mushy. I added about 2 Tbs of sugar to the fruits just to take the tartness off the the cranberry mix. Then I had to substitute turbinado sugar for the white sugar in the batter since I ran out, but it was a terrific substitution. I thought the fruit might spill over the pan so I placed it on a baking sheet to catch any overflow but there was none. A terrific and easy recipe to mix and match fruit with. I served it with some vanilla bean ice cream... a keeper for sure!Reply