Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit

Cobbler with Leftover fruit

This easy cobbler recipe is perfect for leftover fruit that needs to be used up. I had some berries that needed to be used after a visit from family, but lots of other kinds of fruit work well, too. Don’t be afraid to experiment. A little of this, a little of that…

Leftover mixed berry cobbler

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Leftover Berries Fruit Cobbler Recipe

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Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit

Cobbler with Leftover fruit

This easy cobbler recipe is perfect for leftover fruit that needs to be used up. I had some berries that needed to be used after a visit from family, but lots of other kinds of fruit work well, too. Don't be afraid to experiment. A little of this, a little of that...

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Approximately 34 ounces of fruit (I used 24 oz strawberries & 12 oz blackberries)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Whipped cream or ice cream for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine berries, lemon juice, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup sugar. Stir gently until berries are coated.
  3. Pour the berry mixture into a greased, 2-quart baking dish, and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the baking powder.
  5. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles wet sand.
  6. Mix in the heavy cream to make a soft dough, then drop by spoonfuls over the top of the berries.
  7. Sprinkle remaining tablespoon of sugar over the top.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes until the fruit is bubbly and dough is light golden brown.
  9. Serve topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

This recipe really couldn’t be any easier, and is such a delicious way to use up fruit that may be getting past its prime. Baking the fruit releases the juices and creates a warm and delectable dessert that the whole family will love.

Easy Step-by-Step

  1. Wash and chop your fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and the cornstarch and mix gently to combine.
Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit

3. Pour the fruit into a greased 2-quart baking dish.

Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit

4. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and the baking power. Add the cold, cubed butter and mix in using a pastry cutter.

5. Add the heavy cream and mix until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls over the berries, and sprinkle with a bit more sugar over the top.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until juices are bubbling and the crust is a light golden brown.

Cobbler with Leftover fruit

7. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. It’s delicious warm or room temperature!

Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit
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Fruit Combos

  • Any mixture of berries is perfect for this recipe.
  • Try strawberries and rhubarb together.
  • Use peaches for a classic Southern dessert!
  • You can’t go wrong with apples. Add some cinnamon!
  • Experiment with more tropical fruits like pineapple and mango.
Easy Cobbler Recipe for Leftover Fruit

This recipe can also be cut in half if you have smaller quantities of fruit to use up. It’s so flexible and fun, and always turns out the perfect dessert.

Happy Baking,

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