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Jun 3, 2010

Do You Cobble?

Do you Crisp, Crumble, Grunt or Cobble?

I have an emotional attachment to cobblers.

Not him.

Although I do like shoes.

Gwyneth Paltrow's shoes

My official summer shoe

Sometimes I crisp but mostly I cobble.

Preheat oven to 350*.
Melt a stick of butter in a cast iron skillet. You can also use a pyrex dish.
In a separate bowl, mix 3/4 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk or sweet milk
(Increase amounts in equal parts for a bigger cobbler.)
Thin out the batter some with the juice from your canned fruit.
When butter is melted, pour batter into skillet. Do not stir.
Gently add your fruit of choice to top of batter.
I used what I had.
What I had: a small can of pears and a can of fruit cocktail (left from when Mother was here).
I only used the pears and peaches from the can of fruit cocktail, although a rogue marachino cherry made it in.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the crust is golden.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
I made fresh whipped cream.

Do you ever whip up homemade whipped cream? It's very easy.

Mother often made cobblers...mostly peach but sometimes pear. I always went for the crusty, crunchy edges.
The last thing I made with my Mamaw was a blackberry cobbler. She had put up blackberries in her freezer. Mamaw's cobbler was a rolled dough that she laid over the fruit in a lattice pattern. We ate it hot from the oven topped with vanilla ice cream.
Ahhhh...the memories.


  1. Yummy!! I will have to try this one, Melanie! Thanks for sharing! And....I love your shoes! Cute! I've gotten attached to switchflops this summer! Love them and can teach school in them all day...that comfy!!

  2. I made a SUPER EASY mixed berry cobbler the other day. Actually I made 3 (for my cooking co-op). The gals went wild over them. They'll be making a come-back over the summer.

  3. That looks amazing, and so easy!

  4. My Great-Aunt Helen made the most mouth-watering cobblers. She was the queen of pastry - insisted her secret was some really cheap, off-brand shortening. (Aunt Helen really knew how to save a nickel.)

    I loved her apple cobbler (with just a hint of lemon) and her strawberry-rhubarb pie.

    Looking forward to tasting that again in heaven!

  5. And I do so hope that there will be blackberry cobbler in heaven, and that mamaw has already baked one for Andrew.

  6. I make that same cobbler but I sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over it before I put it in the oven! Peach is the best!

  7. Cute shoes and yummy treats...a GREAT blog post! Happy Summer!

  8. I crisp. Apple to be exact - thanks for asking! I so enjoy reading your posts Melanie - you are a blessing.

  9. I cobble...but not like this. I MUST try your recipe ASAP! It sounds delicious!!!

  10. Ahh yes, the crunchy, crispy edges...a girl after my own heart =)

    I love me some crisps and cobblers....mmmm now I shall need to make me some this weekend!!

    Have a Blessed evening,

  11. How do you stay so tiny while eating all these delicious foods every day.......I would be 200 pounds I'm sure........:-) Hugs

  12. Oh..My..Goodness!!!! We are most definitely having cobbler for dinner!
    Have been following your blog for some time now but never posted a comment....of course it would be about food that finally lured me out!!
    God Bless!

  13. I cobbled today. Rather, my dear husband did....Blackberry, just like you and Mamaw.:0)

    I think it might be one of the most wonderful things in life.