Old fashioned cobbler, made from scratch, is easier to make than you might think. 10 minutes of prep and you’ll have the best cobbler of your life!
I used to think that I didn’t like cobbler. Turns out I just don’t like cobbler made with cake mixes. Old fashioned cobbler made from scratch? It’s amazing! Every time I make it I can’t help but think, “Dang! I make the best cobbler!” It’s really easy to make too. For the topping, you can choose to be truly old fashioned and use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in, or you can add a little modern convenience to this recipe and pulse it together in a food processor. I won’t judge you either way, but let me tell you, the food processor is so much easier. You can cut down the prep time to 5 minutes that way. You can use this same recipe with any fruit really. Just substitute in 3 pounds of the fresh fruit of your choice. Just make sure it’s prepared first (peeled, sliced, pitted, whatever it needs).
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How to Make Old Fashioned Homemade Cobbler
- 3 pounds fresh berries, cleaned and sliced
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup cold butter, diced
- 1 cup half and half
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, toss berries with lemon zest and juice, cornstarch, vanilla, and white sugar. Spread them out in the 9×13 pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until it resembles a course meal, or pulse the whole thing together in a food processor.
- Pour in half and half and stir to form a thick batter.
- Scoop the batter in large clumps on top of the berries to form a nice cobbler crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.