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Summer Fruit Cobbler

Jennifer May

Servings: 6 to 8

This essence-of-summer cobbler is perfect for making on vacation: It couldn’t be easier to make, it can be made with whatever fruit looks good, and it’s even an easy recipe to commit to memory. Plus, you can bake it in whatever dish or pan you have, from a 3-quart casserole to a large skillet.


  • 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 4-1/2 oz. (1 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups mixed whole or sliced fresh summer fruit, such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums, and nectarines
  • Vanilla ice cream for serving

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 300
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 110
  • Fat (g): 13
  • Saturated Fat (g): 8
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 35
  • Sodium (mg): 100
  • Carbohydrates (g): 45
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 3


  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375°F. Put the butter in 3-quart baking dish or similar, or in a 10- to 12-inch ovenproof skillet and put the dish or pan in the oven to melt the butter while the oven is heating.
  • Meanwhile, stir or whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Add the milk and stir or whisk until combined; a few small lumps are OK.
  • When the butter is fully melted, take the baking dish out of the oven and pour the batter over the melted butter; do not mix. Scatter the fruit over the batter, favoring the middle of the dish more than the edges; do not mix it in. Bake until the top is a rich golden-brown, 30 to 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


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Reviews (13 reviews)

  • TheIneptChef | 08/12/2019

    Easily the easiest dessert I've ever made. I was skeptical about the outcome but it was so good that my strictly-keto brother in law had seconds and my "I'm-not-really-a-sweets-kinda-guy" husband had seconds as well. Enough said! (I did cut the sugar to 3/4 cup based on reviews and it was fine). I'll be making this again and again.

  • Denise1 | 03/01/2017

    I have made this many times. The way the butter crisps on the edges is the best. Serve it warm with ice cream and it will be gone in no time. A family favourite!

  • jellybean0879 | 07/05/2016

    This is a really good cobbler recipe. I took another reviewer's advice and cut the sugar to 2/3 cup. The breading was not too sweet, and the berries were the star.

  • kaysawyer | 07/03/2016

    I loved the way the butter and batter cooked, the consistency was amazing, but this dish was WAY too sweet for me. The sugar was over powering and took away from the berries for me.

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