Brown Butter and Fruit Skillet Cobbler

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I had noticed this beautiful peach cobbler and thought how lovely and delicious that looked. The only problem? No peaches in the fruit basket. But this browned butter batter is perfect with fruit, especially fruit with pits, like peaches, nectarines, but also plums.

The lovely plum is perfect to bake with and with so many varieties available you won't have trouble making this just a little bit different each time you make it!

Sounds good to me, personally I love plums, and it is a good thing too because that is what was in the fruit basket.  

This cobbler is perfect for any and all fruit, currently in season.

Browned Butter and Fruit in a delicious Skillet Cobbler.
Browned Butter and Fruit Skillet Cobbler
Browned Butter and Fruit Skillet Cobbler
adapted from Sage Trifle
350-degree oven

1 stick butter

10-12 large black plums OR 6 c berries OR 8 c peaches
1 c sugar
generous t spice of choice (cinnamon, coriander, cardamom)

1 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
1T baking powder
1/1/3 c milk

1/2 - 3/4 c sliced almonds

In a large flat bottom pan (iron skillets work great for this dessert!), melt butter on medium-low heat, carefully let brown until golden, reducing heat if necessary.
Turn off heat and remove skillet to prevent over-browning. Let sit while preparing fruit and cobbler batter.

Wash and pit plums, cut each plum into thin slices, toss with the sugar and cardamom in a medium-size bowl. Let set while preparing cobbler batter.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and sugar. Whisk to combine, beat in milk until batter is smooth.

To assemble cobbler, pour batter over browned butter.

Spoon fruit onto the surface (it may sink, that is OK) in an even pattern, leaving about 1 1/2 inch rim with no fruit.


Sprinkle with the sliced almonds around the rim of the pan, over the batter. 

Bake 45 - 55 minutes, or until done in your oven. The almonds will be golden, the fruit bubbling and the cobbler will test done. 

Let cool and offer a small scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside.


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  1. Melynda, your cobbler looks delicious! I meant to mention in my post that it can be made with any fruit, but forgot. (Pears are really good). I have even made it with frozen or canned fruit in the winter. I really love the addition of the sliced almonds. I like the "bready stuff" too.

  2. I enjoy any kind of cobbler, but peach is my favorite. Wish I had a big dish of yours. It looks very tasty.


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