My mother-in-law treated me to the most delicious fruit cobbler after the birth of baby #9. I love apple pie, and this recipe tastes just like it without all the trouble of rolling out pie crust.
- 2-3 cups fruit (fresh or frozen)
- corn starch
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour of choice—we use a gluten-free flour blend, but regular would works great
- 1 melted stick of butter of choice—we use Earth Balance to make it dairy free
- 1 egg
- If making gluten-free, 1 tsp xanthan gum
1. Peel and slice the apples, or place frozen/fresh blueberries or blackberries in an 8 X 8 square baking dish. *I recommend making more 8 X 8 pies instead of doubling or tripling the recipe if you need a larger amount.*
2. Spoon corn starch on top of fruit to absorb the juices. I don’t measure, I just throw some on top! Next, sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over the top (you can use more or less to your taste).
3. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, and 1 stick of butter. Add in 1 tsp xanthan gum if you are using gluten-free flours.
5. Spoon pie crust mixture on top of the fruit. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just throw it on top!
6. Bake at 325° for about an hour. Check frequently at the 45 minute mark. Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the pie crust on top is browning. Top with ice cream if you’d like!
Here is a picture of the blueberry version (using frozen blueberries) that we love to make. It’s probably our favorite! Yes, we ate this much of it before I managed to get a picture!