As summer draws to a close, the last of the summer fruits are lingering on the trees. Most of the lower fruit has been picked because the fruit higher up is hard to reach. Little cowboys can get Nana to catch a horse to make reaching the good peaches, apples or other ripe orchard fruit accessible. If Nana has all three kids, then the double stroller will have to do. This season, 2018, the yellow jackets made it more challenging for kid fruit picking, but it was still fun and the Cowboy Fruit Cobbler was delicious!
Making a fruit cobbler is an easy and delicious way to use up the end-of-summer fruit pickings.
Cowboy Fruit Cobbler
From the Kitchen of: Margie Grieb Runels
- 1 cube butter
- 1 c. flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¾ c. milk
- 4 c. fruit, diced (peaches, apples, berries, or apricots)
- ½ c. sugar
- ¼ c. warm water
Melt cube butter in oblong pan, 9×13 inches. In bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add milk and mix well. Pour over melted butter in pan. Add fruit over batter. Sprinkle ½ cup sugar on top and ¼ cup warm water. Bake 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.