Summertime picnics at Labor Day meant cobblers for the family! My Grandma loved to make cobblers using the fruits available all summer long. Labor Day brings back fond memories of strawberry shortcake, cobbler and ice cream! We would also make the cobbler using blueberries and fresh peaches!
Pudge has been asking for cobbler and so I made him a nice Strawberry cobbler for our Labor Day picnic just like Grandma did!
It is a very simple recipe and very very decadent!
Here you go!
1 stick of butter
1 beaten egg
1 cup of 2% milk
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 quarts of fruit your choice
1/2 package of cream cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and pour the melted butter into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. In a bowl mix the beaten egg, milk, flour sugar, baking powder and salt. Next, pour the batter into the baking dish directly over the melted butter.
Add the fruit in a single layer. Place pats of sliced cream cheese on top of the fruit. and bake for 45 minutes. Depending on your location and oven you may need less or more baking time, but essentially you want the top to be a nice golden brown and the sides will rise and have some bubbling to it.
This is especially delicious with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or ice cream on top!!
Summertime is a great opportunity to put fruits into your favorite desserts! My Grandma was famous for incorporating her fresh fruits and produce into the recipes she made for our family. Nothing tastes better than fresh fruit from the orchard or vegetables from the garden. We love this time of year especially for that reason.
For our Blueberry Buckle recipe we used 2 cups of fresh blueberries, however, you may substitute other tasty fruits and another twist would be to add 1/2 cup of sour cream to the batter. This gives the recipe a little more oompf not to mention it is a very moist cake with the sour cream added to it. Adding apples and some extra cinnamon would be another idea. Cherries is a great suggestion too. There are many ways to add to this recipe, but for us we like the blueberries best and warm from the oven with a dollop of freshly whipped cream is divine!
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup shortening or butter ( I used butter)
1/2 cup milk
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of fresh blueberries
Cream sugar and shortening (or butter whatever you’re using); add egg. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt; add flour mixture and milk alternately into sugar/butter/egg mixture. Fold in berries. Pour batter into an 8 X 8 inch baking pan lightly greased. I used cooking spray to grease the pan.
Next add topping below OR you can have it plain. Whatever your choice.
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
Grated Lemon or Orange rind. (I used lemon)
Mix topping ingredients, cover the batter. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.
You can substitute other fruit in this batter too. Peaches, Blackberries and Raspberries would be a great choice.