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!
Karen KleinJuly 1, 2018 at 1:13 pm
I believe what you’ve got here is called a clafouti, more or less.
we are all magicJuly 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm
I think it’s very similar! This article is so cool talking about all the different fruit dessert distinctions: https://www.thespruceeats.com/berry-dessert-differences-305508
Karen WhitfieldSeptember 29, 2021 at 7:03 pm
I’m making my cuppa cuppa cobbler right now. I used dried cranberries but I let them simmer with a little water and sugar first. Then I added chopped walnuts and bout a third cuppa cocoa. Waiting on it to get done. Wish I had a little ice cream to go on top
But I think it’ll be eaten around my house just like it is . I also used a lil vanilla flavoring.
Cheryl ElliottJuly 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm
I will be making this today! If I where to use frozen berries would I need to thaw them first? Or toss them with a little flour?
we are all magicJuly 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm
I have never thawed frozen fruit first, nor have I tossed with flour. I think you COULD do both, but the recipe is so flexible that I think it would accommodate anything you want! LMK how it turns out!