Cheat's cherry cobbler

    1 hour 15 min

    This cobbler couldn't be easier, as it uses cherry fruit filling from a tin. If cherries are in season, you can instead use 350g of fresh cherries with the stones removed. You can also use any other type of tinned fruit filling that you desire.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 125g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 1/2 (410g) tins cherry fruit filling

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 140 C / Gas 1. Place butter or margarine in a 20x30cm baking dish and set in oven to melt.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar and baking powder. Stir in milk.
    3. Remove baking dish from oven as soon as butter or margarine is melted. Pour flour mixture into dish, but DO NOT STIR. Pour fruit evenly into pan, and DO NOT STIR.
    4. Raise oven temperature to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake cobbler for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown.

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    Wow, good old fashioned comfort dessert at its finest! And who would have ever thought something so down home good could be so easy and quick to throw together? Knowing I'm repeating many tips already suggested, this is what I found worked well: Add 1/4 tsp vanilla and a little cinnamon to the batter, bake in an 8" square pan or equivalent sized baking dish,cut butter down to 6 tablespoons, and sprinkle with sugar during the last 15 minutes of baking. Have fun with your favorite flavors of pie filling - all work well. Mmmmmmmmm, grandmas always were the best bakers, yours included, Jan!  -  30 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good and simple, but I'm giving it 4 stars because as written it would have been under a puddle of butter. 1/4 c. was plenty, and I added cinnamon to the batter. I have tried it with blueberry pie filling and cherry and they were both very good. Cut the sugar back to 3/4 c. and you will never miss it. I also baked in a round casserole dish instead of the 13x9" pan which would have been *very* thin.  -  07 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    HOLY MELTED BUTTER BATMAN! I give this recipe five stars, but only if the following amendments are made. First, use a 4 or 6 quart round baking dish, not a 9x13 pan. Next, cut the amount of butter down to 1/4 of a cup or less. Using 1/4 of a cup of butter you will still get pools of melted butter on the top of the cobbler when you are done. No worries though! Simply spoon the butter onto the biscuits that have formed around the edges of the pan. Make these changes and I think you will like this recipe.  -  01 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)