Lazy Man’s Cobbler

This old-time recipe is sometimes called “creeping crust” cobbler. Regardless, it’s been a favorite dessert for generations and is easy enough for kids to make.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 cups sliced peaches, blackberries, pitted cherries, apricots, etc.
1/2 cup sugar


Melt butter in 10-inch round deep baking dish.

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking powder. Add milk and mix to combine. Spoon batter over melted butter in baking dish. (Do not mix.)

In a large saucepan, heat the peaches (or other fruit) with sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

Pour hot fruit mixture over batter. Bake at 350° about 30 minutes until crust is golden brown. Crust will rise to the top around the edges.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

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