I recently told someone that almost everything I make is guaranteed to kill you slowly. This dish, full of butter and sugar is no different. I stop short of saying it is a requirement for comfort food… but I do believe the foods that make you happy from the inside out are often made with equal parts love and cholesterol.
This is a generic recipe for fruit cobbler, I adjust it slightly depending on the fruit I use. I like to use fresh fruit from the farmer’s market, but canned fruit works too, just use less sugar.
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups Fresh, frozen or canned fruit – sliced and peeled (if necessary)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fruit jam (berry works great, but get creative)*
1 tsp cinnamon*
1 tsp ginger*
1 tsp ground cloves*
Clean and slice fruit and place in a bowl. Add sugar, spices and jam and toss gently. Let sit while you create crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour sugar and vanilla in a bowl, add softened butter and mix together with your hands until fully incorporated. The dough should be the consistency of wet sand and about as responsive – will form into a ball but crumbles easily. If it feels too wet or dry, just add more flour or butter – you can also add a little water if you feel there is enough butter.
Depending on your fruit to crust ratio preference, you might want to double/half the crust part of the recipe.
Pour the fruit into a baking dish, crumble the crust on top of the fruit and bake until the crust is golden and the fruit is bubbly.
Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.