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Recipe: Summer Fruit Cobbler

Why is it that every time I take a trip to Costco, I end up leaving with more fruit than I can eat? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this? As a result, I spend a fair amount of time trying to come up with creative ways to consume the fruit before it’s all sent to the composter. On Sunday, I decided to throw some of this fruit into a cobbler recipe. The result was a deliciously warm dessert. Pare it with cool whip cream or ice cream and you’ve got yourself a wonderful dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups of sliced fresh peaches or nectarines, or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination of fruits (or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan; set in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven.
  • Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk and buttermilk; whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar.
  • Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

*Recipe adapted from allrecipies.com.

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