Mama Jane’s Apple Cobbler

My mama has been making this cobbler recipe for as long as I can remember.  It’s from scratch, but unbelievably easy.  And my oh my is it scrumptious.  You can substitute any fruit you want, too.  There’s nothing better than a big ol’ serving of apple cobbler on a cool fall evening or a bowl of peach cobbler after a long day on the beach, but Mama’s all-time favorite is blackberry (preferably made with berries she picked herself).

Here’s what you need:

For the fruit mixture:

    • 4 cups of fruit (apples, in this case, peeled)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine

For the batter:

    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup flour
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add butter to 2-quart baking dish and place into oven so that it melts as the oven preheats.  Peel apples (or peaches) and cut into bite-size pieces (this is the hardest part, it’s all downhill from here).  If you’re using berries, just plop ’em in.

In a mixing bowl, gently fold together fruit, 2/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice until evenly distributed.

In a separate bowl, mix batter ingredients together until smooth.

(Boyfriend doesn’t have two mixing bowls so I had to make do with a large tupperware container instead)

Pour batter into baking dish over melted butter.  Do not stir.

Pour fruit mixture into center of baking dish over batter.  Do not stir.  Not stirring is the trick here.  You’re going to want to stir, but I’m telling you, don’t do it.  If you feel the need to do something, you can gently push the fruit down so it’s in an even layer, but seriously, don’t stir.

(It’s nearly impossible to defend against a sneaky hand reaching for a sugary apple before it goes into the oven, even if it’s your own.)

Bake for one hour or until crust is golden brown.

Serve with vanilla ice cream if you know what’s good for you.

Alright, let’s recap:

Pre-heat oven to 350°. Add 6 tablespoons butter to 2 quart baking dish and place into oven. In a large bowl, gently fold together fruit, 2/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, mix batter ingredients together until smooth. Pour batter into baking dish over melted butter, do not stir. Pour fruit mixture into middle of baking dish over batter, do not stir. Bake for 1 hour or until crust is golden brown.

It’s that easy.

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