How to Make Fruit Cobbler

Almost any fruit or combination of fruits works in a simple batter-topped cobbler. These easy steps will help you create an irresistible dessert.


Cobbler, a cousin to deep-dish pie, gets its name from its biscuit topping that resembles cobblestones. Ripe, in-season fruit serves as a tasty base for dollops of batter placed on top and baked until the topping is golden brown. To get started, pick a great recipe (recommendations below).

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Step 1: Prepare filling

Place the fruit and other filling ingredients in a saucepan as directed in recipe. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well mixed.

Step 2: Simmer filling

Cook filling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit gets juicy. Stir constantly until the liquid thickens and bubbles. Keep filling hot over low heat while you make the topping mixture.

Step 3: Prepare cobbler topping

In a mixing bowl stir together the topping mixture ingredients just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The mixture will be lumpy.

Tip: Do not overmix or the cobbler topping will be tough.

Step 4: Pour filling into baking dish

Transfer the hot filling mixture to a baking dish.

Step 5: Add topping to filling

Use a flatware tablespoon to scoop up topping mixture. Use a second spoon to push the mixture onto the hot filling, spacing the mounds equally on the filling.

Step 6: Bake cobbler

Bake until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.

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