I adore CUPPA CUPPA recipes! They’re recipes that have equal parts of many of the ingredients. My mother-in-law’s coconut flan recipe is sort of a cuppa recipe. You use a can of condensed milk, and then use the can to measure out all the other ingredients. It’s so easy to commit these recipes to memory. I also remember making the cuppa cuppa cuppa recipe that Truvy (Dolly Parton) recited in Steel Magnolias. Her recipe was just a cuppa sugar, a cuppa flour, and a cuppa fruit cocktail with the juice. This recipe I’m making today has a few more ingredients, but I think it produces a wonderful cobbler that people just love!
I’m not certain this is actually a true cobbler? I think it may be a more of a buckle, but the name sounds better when you call it a cobbler…. so please… nobody report me to the cobbler police! One thing’s for sure, the recipe is totally versatile! You can use just about any type of fruit in it! I’ve even used frozen fruit. Some variations I’ve made: strawberry, peach, donut peach, mixed berries, raspberry, plum, I’ve even made it with white chocolate and macadamia nuts! In this recipe I’m using the most wonderful cherries from Washington State. I also tend to swap out the flavor extracts that I add to this recipe. Sometimes I like vanilla, sometimes almond, or even something exotic like coconut! you should totally experiment with whatever you have fruit and extract wise!
Another trick that I love to use with this cobbler is Ina Garten’s faux crème anglaise. It’s so simple, you just let a pint of good vanilla ice cream melt overnight in the fridge. It’s so decadent! If that’s a little too rich for your blood you could also just top with cold heavy cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream or even a scoop of ice cream!
Cuppa Cuppa Cobbler
Use your favorite fruit or berry in this recipe! Whatever's abundant or in season, or even frozen!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- .5 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp flavor extract I used almond extract here, but you can use vanilla or whatever else you want!
- 1 stick butter
- 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit, clean and dry I used cherries, but you can use anything you want!
- .25 cup sugar this is to top the cobbler before baking
- 1 pint melted vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a shallow tart pan or a 9x13 pan.
Melt butter over low heat or in the microwave.
Add dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
Add milk and whisk until incorporated.
Add melted butter and flavor extract and whisk until fully incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan and top with fruit. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup sugar.
Bake until golden brown and the fruit is bubbly. I usually start checking for doneness at about 45 minutes.
Serve warm with cold melted vanilla ice cream poured on top!