My grandmother on my mom’s side, who was a fantastic cook, made cobbler in a cast iron skillet. So, I make cobbler in a cast iron skillet.

This is my special occasion recipe. It’s yummy and it’s super easy.

Start by mixing up the batter. It will be a runny batter. Similar to pancake batter?

Put 1/2 stick of salted butter in a cast iron skillet. Melt on stove top. Add batter to the skillet, keeping the heat on for a couple more minutes. I do not know why I keep the heat on for a couple more minutes except that my mom told me to do it that way! The butter will be pushed to the sides. Do not stir. Turn off heat.

Add 2 cups fresh cut up fruit (or a can of pie filling) to top of batter. Do not stir. The batter will rise and cover the top of the fruit on its own.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. I like mine very golden brown.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or just plain!

Fruit Cobbler

1/2 stick salted butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups fresh fruit, cut up, or 1 can pie filling

Mix all ingredients except butter and fruit. Melt butter in cast iron skillet on stove top. Pour fruit on top of batter. Do not stir. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until golden brown.

I LOVE this with fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc. I used apple pie filling for this one only because I was out of fresh fruit. My mom makes this with cherries and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips added in.