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Farmhouse Fruit Cobbler

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Cobblers aren’t as popular as they once were, but come summer, they’re a welcome treat. This version is made with fresh peaches and nectarines, and topped with a crumbly oat topping. It’s a perfect warm dessert for a summer night.

four fruit cobbler dishes on a tray

A Little History

The Farmhouse Fruit Cobbler is a variant of the original cobbler dish. The original cobbler was first made around the mid-19th century by English settlers living in British American colonies in the United States.

One narration states that in an attempt to prepare suet pudding, the settlers made cobbler instead. That suet pudding required certain ingredients that were not available, so by using what they had, they made cobbler.

But another narration says the main difference between cobbler and suet pudding was suet. It confirms the presence of suet in old American cookbooks hinting that it must have been available around that time. Meaning that the dis was not created due to the absence of ingredients.

The proponents of the second narration believe that the cobbler may have been created because it was faster and easier to make than pudding.

The name cobbler is thought to have originated from the word cobeler, which means – wooden bowl. Another possibility is that the dish was so named because the toppings made it look like cobblestones. But the name is most likely not related to shoe cobblers.

two glass bowls of cherry cobbler

Some Fun Facts About Fruit Cobblers

Here are a few fun facts about cobblers:

  • The Guinness record world’s largest fruit cobbler was made in 2015 by the Hampton Inn of Ruston. This dish was measured to weight 2,251 lbs.
  • Most cobblers are made with one fruit.
  • Before the cobbler dish, there was a drink called Cobbler. This drink was a cocktail made from wine/ whiskey/ rum, sugar, and sliced fruits.

Ingredients List for Our Farmhouse Fruit Cobbler

We’ve said a lot since the beginning of this article. But we’ve not mentioned how tasty our farmhouse fruit cobbler is.

How about instead of telling you how yummy it is, we show you what you need to prepare yours?

FOR THE COBBLER

  • 4 tablespoons of butter (preferably unsalted)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup heavy whipped cream
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk

Gluten-Free Fruit Cobbler Ingredient List

FOR THE COBBLER

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons 100% pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup heavy whipped cream
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk

Vegan Fruit Cobbler Ingredient List

FOR THE COBBLER

  • 4 tablespoons of vegan butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons 100% pineapple juice
  • 3 fingers of ripe banana, pureed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup heavy whipped coconut cream
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup almond milk

Low Sugar

FOR THE COBBLER

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE TOPPING

  • 1 cup heavy whipped cream
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk

Directions for Assembling the Cobbler

  • Mix all the cobbler ingredients in a bowl.
  • Grease a square baking pan, pour mixture into pan and set asside.
  • Combine the dry topping ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
  • Cut in the butter (or pulse with the food processor)
  • Slowly add in the liquid ingredients while mixing.
  • Once the topping is mixed, pour or spread onto the top cobbler mixture.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 1 hour.

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