Cobbler is one of those desserts that is pure comfort food! An old family friend shared this version with us, the name she gave it was Lazy Man's Cobbler. It is a snap to throw together!
If you don't have cherries, no problem! I have made this with peaches, apples, rhubarb and blueberries. It can be made with fresh, caned or frozen fruit. Over the years we have made it just about every way there is.
Lazy Man's Cobbler
about 4-5 cups of fruit filling*
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups milk or water
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients except fruit together in a bowl. Put half of fruit filling in a 9 x 13 pan and pour batter on top. Spoon the rest of fruit filling on top of the batter. Do not stir! Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
(This recipe also works great dairy free! Just substitute water and margarine)
*Fruit Filling-If you are using fresh or frozen fruit, I usually make a sugar syrup with the fruit by cooking it with about 2 cups water and 1 cup sugar. If you are using canned fruit, the syrup in the can works great.