But, this little cobbler, however humble, is delicious. And it is healthy (well, healthier than most), and it is quick, and it is cheap. And I like it.
But you see those day-glow cherries up there? Yup. From a can. I have no shame about this. I am not even sure that it should actually be called a cobbler, myself being untrained in the classification of buckles, cobblers, crumbles, etc.
All of these things aside, this is a nice light dessert. It's not too sweet. The crust is moist and comforting. This literally will take you under 15 minutes to get into the oven. And it has those little day-glow cherries. I love day-glow cherries. I actually used to make this recipe fairly often when I was in high school...with peaches (from a can, of course!). But I can't convince my husband to eat peach cobbler, even though he ate all the peaches in the fruit cocktail cobbler I used as a substitute. And went back for seconds (I saw that, honey!). I think we should all forgive him for coming between me and the canned peaches, since it is thanks to him that we have here a cobbler with day-glow cherries.
adapted from Cook Healthy, Cook Quick
1/4 cup light butter, melted
2 16-oz cans fruit cocktail in light syrup, undrained (I used a Triple Cherry Fruit Cocktail in Light Cherry Syrup)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
1. Place the melted butter in the bottom of a 9 inch square baking dish. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Drain the fruit cocktail, reserving 1/2 cup of the syrup.
3. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add the reserved syrup and the milk. Mix well to combine.
4. Pour the batter directly over the light butter in the dish. Spoon the fruit cocktail on top. Do not stir. Place into the pre-heated oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Serves well hot, warm, or cold. Whipped cream or ice cream would not hurt.