Is anyone else in shock that it’s July already? JULY! How in the world did that happen? Thankfully, I’m lucky enough to live in San Diego and we’re guaranteed picture perfect weather about 80% of the year.
I’m one of those people who loves everything about summer. Everything from summer camp to lake days to popsicles to bbqs make me happy. I especially love all of the fruit that is in season. It’s the perfect time of the year for a cobbler or a pie, don’t you think? I have one of my favorite pie recipes posted on this blog already — it’s blueberry and it’s pretty much perfection.
In honor of the 4th of July and bbqs and potlucks galore, today I bring you a super easy but super delicious cobbler recipe. And when I say easy I mean you can mix it all up and stick it in the oven in about 5 minutes. You can even use frozen fruit if that’s what you have on hand. Just be sure to leave time for the baking…that’s the only time-consuming part and your oven does all the work!
The first time I had this cobbler it was peach and it was divine. When I made it a few weeks ago I used blueberries (with a few random strawberries) as that’s J’s favorite fruit and it was equally amazing. Use whatever fruit or berry you’d like — strawberries, peaches, nectarines, blueberries, mixed berries — and you’ll be celebrating the season in the most delicious way. And feel free to top your dish off with some fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if you’d like. Happy 4th of July friends!
– 4 tablespoons butter
– 3/4 C all-purpose flour
– 3/4 C sugar (I used coconut sugar — yum)
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 3/4 C milk
– 2 cups sliced fruit of choice: fresh peaches or nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or a combination of fruits (if using frozen fruit, a 12-oz bag will work)
– 1 tablespoon sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Put your butter in an 8 or 9-inch square pan ( a round pie pan works, too) and set it in the oven to melt. When your butter is fully melted, remove the pan from the oven and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, 3/4 c of sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk in your milk, stirring until you get a smooth batter. Pour the batter in your pan over the melted butter, then scatter your fruit oven the batter. Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until the batter is lightly brown and the fruit bubbles. Serve warm or at room temp with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you like.