How To Make A Johnnycake Cobbler

When it comes to summer baking we like to look for two key parts in a recipe—short bake times and the use of fresh, seasonal summer fruit. Thankfully this Johnnycake Cobbler recipe incorporates both of those things! One of the best things about a cobbler is that you can use just about any fruit or any fruit combination that you want but we’re going with some of our summer favorite—peaches, plums and raspberries. Whether it’s what is cheapest or just what you have in the fridge, there are many options! What makes this a “Johnnycake Cobbler” and not just any cobbler is that the biscuit for this one uses the addition of corn meal. That’s it! But that little addition goes a long way. The extra crunch of the corn meal with the warm biscuits and sweet, syrupy fruit means all this dish needs is a spoon so you can dig in! However, if you are looking for a little extra love then a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream will definitely do the trick.

So follow along with this online pastry class and learn how to make a delicious Johnnycake Fruit Cobbler! This recipe is your one stop shop for a standout baked good.

Johnny Cake Cobbler

Filling Ingredients
6 large peaches
4 plums
1/3 cup raspberries
4 tbsp butter
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp corn starch mixed with 3 tablespoons sugar

Filling Directions
1. Melt the butter and sugar together in a medium size pan, add the fruit and cook until the fruit starts to soften. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and corn starch and sugar mixture.
2. Pour into a 9×9 baking dish or individual dishes. Sprinkle the raspberries on top.

Johnnycake Ingredients
5 tbsp butter chilled
¼ cup sugar
½ cup corn meal
1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
2 cups heavy cream

Johnnycake Directions
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and rub in the chilled butter. Add the cream and mix. Spoon mixture on top of the fruit mixture and spread evenly.
2. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350F degrees for about 45-55 minutes until set and golden brown. 3. Let the cobbler sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with powdered sugar and fruit, serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Note: Nectarines, apricots, apples, blueberries and pears can be substituted for the peaches and plums.

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