Quick & Easy Fruit Cobbler

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The following is a Guest Post by Katie from Frugal Femina

A church near Atlanta asked my husband to be a guest preacher one winter. I was enormously pregnant at the time, but I made the journey, and we had a wonderful service. The congregation was small but very enthusiastic, and we felt right at home. We grilled out after the service and sat outside enjoying the fellowship.

And then I spotted the dessert.

It was this yummy-looking peach cobber thing. And when I bit into those creamy, warm peaches, it did not disappoint. It was so good, I didn’t even want vanilla ice cream on top.

I found out a woman named Deana had made it, so I asked for the recipe. I was very persistent, because I had to have that recipe. When I got it, I was so surprised at how simple it is. And fast! In fact, you probably have all the ingredients right now and can whip it up in just a few minutes. So grab an apron, and let’s dish up some yummy goodness!

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Melt 1 stick of butter in a square baking dish. (Mmmmm, we’re already off to a good start, aren’t we? Just channel your inner Paula Deen, y’all.)

In a bowl, mix:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2/3 cup of milk

Pour the mixture on top of the butter. Do not stir. (If you’re like me, you will want to stir because it seems unnatural, but just try to resist, mmmkkk?)

Add 2 1/2 cups of fruit (with any juice) on top. Do not stir. (I’m going to be persnickety about that point.)

Bake for about 30-40 minutes, and dig in!

Now the original recipe called for peaches, but today I used peaches and strawberries. Doesn’t it look pretty in my red Fiesta? :-)

I have also used blackberries. You can easily double this and even reduce the sugar and butter a little bit for a little healthier version. It will form its own crust.

Hope you enjoy this little reminder of summer!

Katie is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mama of one little munchkin, and a part-time nursing student. Her family lives in a little cabin on a farm in Kentucky. Katie has been blogging since 2005, and she shares fun and thrifty talk for a well-managed home at her latest project, Frugal Femina.


    • Alyssa Francis says

      Thank YOU, Katie, for the wonderful post! The photos turned out beautifully, and I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  1. Bethany says

    How fun to see this recipe! I used to make this back in my (long-ago) days cooking at a Christian camp. We called it “dump” peach cobbler because you just dump all the ingredients together. It really is easy, and SOOOO good! And you have beautiful pictures and great step-by-step instructions. :)

    • Maggie says


      Same great memories of “dump” cobbler here! I totally forgot about it but since I found the recipe today, you can all be sure I will be making again for my family (and myself especially!) this summer.
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  2. jeanette says

    i love this i have made it several times to cut some of the fat i omit the the butter i just spray the pan with non stick cooking spray and for some of the sugar i use splenda (actually walmarts brand)

  3. Gina says

    This is the way we make it in our family. We live in NC. :) I think using Splenda for some of the sugar and reducing the butter are good ideas. I personally wouldn’t omit the butter b/c it adds flavor.

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