Thursday, August 10, 2006

Quickest and Easiest Fruit "Cobbler"

Frozen fruit -- your preference, but peaches or blackberries are particularly good. (The fruit
should be individually frozen pieces -- not the kind that is already in a
sugar syrup)
Frozen biscuits (not canned or "whomping" biscuits, but those that you can find in
sacks in the frozen food section. Our local Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocery Store has great frozen biscuits. This recipe
might work with homemade rolled biscuit dough, but I've not tried it)
Sugar -- enough to sweeten the fruit to your taste.

Pour the frozen fruit into a suitable baking container. You can use one sack of fruit for a smaller dish or combine more sacks to fill a 9 by 13 dish. Warm the fruit for a couple of minutes in the microwave or for about five minutes in the oven at 350 degrees. Do not worry about draining the fruit. Also, the fruit does not need to be fully cooked, but it should be pretty warm. Once you've warmed the sweetened fruit, be sure to stir it.

Then, place frozen biscuits on top of the fruit -- as many as you desire, but allowing space between each one for the biscuits to rise and spread out a bit. (Now, you see why you want to give the fruit a headstart on cooking before you place the biscuits on top: 1) The fruit will take longer to cook down than the biscuits will take to bake. 2) If the fruit is still icy cold when you place the biscuits on top, the cold will keep the bottom of the biscuit from browning.)

Pop the fruit with biscuits into the oven. Follow the temperature and baking time for cooking the biscuits according to the package (Usually frozen biscuits take about twenty minutes). Check to see if biscuits are doine to your taste and if the fruit is sufficiently hot. Especially if you are using a lot of fruit, you may need to add some minutes to the cooking time.

Note: If you do try homemade biscuits, I would suggest that you pre-cook the fruit longer before placing the biscuits on top. Homemade biscuits do not take as long to cook as the frozen ones.

When the dessert is finished cooking, spoon into bowls and serve hot from the oven. Or, stir the biscuits down into the fruit before serving. You could add ice cream or whipped cream, but, to me, the dessert is rich enough and sweet enough on its own.

I "invented" this dish when I wanted something sweet in a hurry. It isn't a true "cobbler", but it's quick and tasty.


Terri said...

You have such wonderful ideas! I found your blog through a comment you left on the Homeliving Helper blog. I love your blog - thoroughly enjoyable!

plainandsimple said...


Elizabeth said...

Thanks terri. It's fun to discover new blogs, isn't it.


Elizabeth said...

Glad you liked the recipe, Plain and Simple.