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Quick & Easy Cobbler Recipe (DIY Cobbler Mix)

by | Apr 9, 2022 | Cook, Desserts, Preserve, Recipes

Mix up this quick and easy cobbler recipe to have any fruit cobbler with just a few minutes of hands-on time. Whether it’s a homemade peach cobbler, easy blueberry cobbler, or any other fruit you have on hand, this easy cobbler mix is the best and is shelf-stable to grab for a last-minute dessert.

Fruit cobbler in a serving dish with spoon.

With just five minutes of hands-on time, you can make five batches of easy homemade cobbler mix that can sit on your pantry shelf until you’re ready to bake.

You may have heard this recipe referred to as Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa because, traditionally, it’s made with one cup flour, one cup sugar, and one cup milk. But in order to make this shelf-stable (and reduce the amount of sugar called for), I’ve made some alterations to the recipe.

Why I Love This Recipe

There are many reasons why I love this recipe, besides the fact that I can whip it up ahead of time and have it ready and waiting for me any night of the week.

I love that you can pair it with any fruit you have on hand and it’s equally delicious. Whether it’s fresh fruit just picked from the garden, frozen fruit, freeze-dried fruit, or even canned fruit, this recipe is equally as delicious every time.

Not only that, but I can get dessert in the oven in about as long as it takes my oven to preheat, and have dessert just 30 minutes later! So if we have unexpected or last-minute company stop by, I can still spread some love with a home-cooked dessert.

Dollop some ice cream or homemade whipped cream on top (or even a drizzle of heavy cream) and you’ll be in cobbler heaven!

Bowls with ingredients to make cobbler topping.

Ingredients Needed

For the Cobbler Mix

  • All-purpose (plain) flour – You may be wondering if you can use something healthier like fresh-ground flour or whole-wheat flour. I don’t recommend that because this is going to sit on your pantry shelf and you don’t want the flour to go rancid. You could use an Einkorn all-purpose flour if you’d prefer.
  • Sugar – What I love about this recipe is we’ve drastically reduced the amount of sugar in regular cobbler mixes. I like the fruit filling to be the sweet part of the dish, but if you’d like to increase the sugar, you can use equal parts sugar to flour.
  • Baking soda – This is so the cobbler has some rising action to make a nice fluffy topping.
  • Salt – Any good quality salt will do. We’re partial to Redmond Real Salt because it contains many of the essential minerals our bodies need.

For the Fruit Cobbler

  • Fruit – You’re going to want about six cups of fruit for this cobbler recipe. Any fruit you have on hand will work! Some classic go-to’s would be a peach cobbler, blueberry cobbler, blackberry cobbler, or mixed fruit cobbler. Get creative! In the video recipe, I only used 3 cups of fruit, but I made the mistake of forgetting each cobbler topping was for a double-batch, so you’ll definitely want about 6 cups of total fruit.
  • Sugar – Depending on how sweet you like your fruit, you can either dust fruit lightly with sugar, or leave it as is. I tend to think the cobbler mix is sweet enough, plus we generally top it with homemade ice cream or whipped cream.
  • Butter – You’ll need melted butter for the recipe, so go ahead and melt it in the microwave or in a small saucepan on the stove.
  • Milk – Any milk will do. Our favorite is whole raw milk, but 2% or skim (even nut milk) will also work.
  • Egg – Farm fresh is always our favorite!
  • Vanilla Extract – If you don’t have vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste would work as well.
  • Cinnamon (optional)Cinnamon is delicious when paired with many different fruits, but nutmeg and other spices are also delicious. You can leave this out altogether, or get creative with different combinations.
A woman holding up a mason jar with cobbler topping mix.

Easy Cobbler Mix

This recipe makes five servings of quick cobbler mix that can sit on your pantry shelf until you’re ready to bake. To make this recipe, have a large bowl, a whisk, and five clean quart-sized mason jars with lids.

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Whisk well to combine.
  3. Add 2 1/3 cups mix into each jar.
  4. Seal with a lid and set on your pantry shelf until ready to use.

That’s it! Pretty simple, right? But I would be remiss if I didn’t share how to turn this incredible cobbler mix into an easy fruit cobbler that’s ready in about 35 minutes.

Ingredients to make fruit cobbler.

Easy Cobbler Recipe

  1. When you’re ready to bake your easy cobbler recipe, grab a jar of cobbler mix and preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Pour half of the melted butter into the bottom of a casserole dish (save the rest to drizzle over the top).
  3. Add fruit (fresh, frozen, or canned) to the casserole dish, including any juices. *If you’re going to sweeten your fruit, sprinkle sugar over your fruit, stir and let sit for a few minutes. This will help draw out the natural juices from the fruit, resulting in an extra saucy cobbler!
  4. Dump premade cobbler mix into a bowl and add optional cinnamon, whisk to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla and pour over the dry cobbler mix.
  6. Stir until it’s the consistency of cake batter.
  7. Spoon batter over the fruit, don’t worry if the mix doesn’t cover all the fruit.
  8. Drizzle the remaining butter over the top of the batter.
  9. Place the cobbler in a 350° F oven and bake for 30 minutes until the cobbler is set and the fruit is hot and bubbly.
Fruit cobbler in a baking dish and served on a plate.

How to Serve Fruit Cobbler

Our favorite way to serve this easy fruit cobbler is with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream on top. But if you don’t have ice cream, homemade whipped cream, or even a drizzle of heavy cream over the top is delicious.

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Fruit cobbler in a serving dish with spoon.

Easy Cobbler Recipe (Any Fruit)

Make this easy cobbler recipe mix to have on hand for quick and easy cobblers in just 35 minutes.
3.94 from 155 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 40 servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: Carolyn Thomas

Ingredients

For the Dry Mix

  • 8 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt

For the Cobbler

  • 3-6 cups fruit use more or less based on your preference (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • sugar for sweetening fruit (optional)
  • 2/3 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional

Instructions

For the Dry Mix

  • Add all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Have five clean quart-sized mason jars ready for the mix, then scoop 2 1/3 cups mix into each jar.
  • Seal with a lid and set on your pantry shelf until ready to use.

For the Cobbler

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Pour half of the melted butter into the bottom of a casserole dish.
  • If you're going to sweeten your fruit, sprinkle the desired amount of sugar over your fruit, stir, and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Add fruit to the casserole dish, including any juices.
  • Dump premade cobbler mix into a bowl and add optional cinnamon, whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla and pour over the dry cobbler mix.
  • Stir until it's the consistency of a thick cake (or brownie) batter.
  • Spoon batter over the fruit, don't worry if the mix doesn't cover all of the fruit.
  • Drizzle the remaining butter over the top of the cobbler batter.
  • Place the cobbler in a 350° F oven and bake for 30 minutes until the cobbler is set and the fruit is hot and bubbly.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of heavy cream.

Notes

  • This recipe makes five dry cobbler mixes. The ingredients listed to make the cobbler are for one individual cobbler. The nutrition facts have been calculated for 1/8 of a cobbler. 
  • Add milk slowly to the dry cobbler mix, you don’t want your batter too runny. If the mixture is too thick you can add more milk, but you want the batter the consistency of a thick cake or brownie batter. 
  • Since this recipe is going to sit on a pantry shelf, we’re using all-purpose flour. If you want to make the cobbler right away, feel free to use your preferred flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.125of one cobbler | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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