Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler Recipe

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This Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler is a sweet, aromatic treat that will have everyone asking for more. It’s the perfect addition for a cookout or summer gathering. And it’s so easy to make too!

This fruit cobbler recipe was originally shared back in August 2017 by our fabulously talented children. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have. The recipe is super easy with scrumptious results. Please welcome our daughter, Hope, as she shares another recipe, and many thanks to our talented son, Hank, for the photography. Take it away, Hope!

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Earlier in the summer I made a batch of Slow-Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. Although I’m not usually a big cheesecake baker, my, oh my, were they yum! My favorite part (and I think the whole house will agree) was how aromatic the roasting strawberries were. It smelled absolutely delicious, which almost wasn’t fair because the bars had to chill for a few hours before we could enjoy them. Anyways, the cheesecake bars were a hit, but I was looking for any excuse to roast strawberries in balsamic vinegar again.

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Cut to a few weeks ago at our favorite local produce stand, where I found some HUGE perfectly ripe, South Carolina peaches. I have been on the hunt for ripe peaches all summer long. It seems they often only carry the rock hard variety at our local grocery store, so I wasn’t about to pass these up. And we were in the mood for a cobbler. Plus, I will take any opportunity to break out the cast iron skillet, thus this Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler magically appeared. Poof! Cobbler! Crazy how that happens.

Now, this whole recipe and post is what you might call a family affair. Being the daughter of the wearer of so many hats, I’m very used to helping around the kitchen and being involved with quite a bit of food prep. I usually don’t make dishes all by myself, and I certainly don’t write recipes by myself. But, like I said, these summer fruits were calling my name, as was Balsamic-Roasted-Anything. So roast them I did. And this Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler did not disappoint. It was all kinds of good.

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Other than roasting the fruit in balsamic vinegar, the rest of the recipe I based on my Great-Aunt Carole’s Meeting Street Cake (which is really a cobbler). By the time the cobbler was ready to come out of the oven, She Wears Many Hats, and husband (my dad) had left for a dinner party (thanks mom). No one was there to take pictures or tell me to calm down, and that, yes, the cobbler did look normal and tasted good. But that’s what brothers are for, right? My little brother, Hank, has been studying photography. Don’t tell him I said this, but it’s pretty impressive. So I coaxed him downstairs to shoot the cobbler, and hot dang, I think the pictures look great. So there you have it, Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler created by The Johnson Siblings Production Company. Enjoy!

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What is cobbler?

In the American South, cobblers are a dessert typically with a sweet fruit mixture combined with a batter or biscuit type dough. Cobblers can be made with the fruit mixture topped with the batter or the fruit mixture spread on top of the batter. They differ from a pie which has a bottom pie dough crust, and a crisp or crumble which has a more crumbly streusel type topping. Cobblers are quick and easy to make which make them a delicious way to use fresh or frozen fruit, especially when serving a group. 

Ingredients for Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler

  • sliced fruit or berries
  • balsamic vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • ground cinnamon
  • butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • milk

How to Make Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 300-degrees F.
  2. To roast the fruit, line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Add the fruit, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Toss everything together to coat well. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. While the fruit is roasting, melt some butter in an oven-safe skillet or baking dish.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar.
  5. When the fruit has finished roasting, remove it from oven and increase the oven temperature to 350-degrees F.
  6. To finish the batter, stir the milk into the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Next, pour the batter over the melted butter in the skillet. Do not mix the batter into the butter. 
  8. Top the batter with the roasted fruit along with any juices. Do not mix the fruit into the batter. Just let the fruit sit on top of the batter.
  9. Bake at 350-degrees F for 40-45 minutes until top has slightly browned.
  10. Serve warm or chilled.

See how easy that is? This Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler is so delicious when served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. It reheats nicely, so this cobbler can certainly be made a day or two ahead and reheated when ready to serve. I hope you enjoy this treat as much as we do.

More fruit dessert recipes you will enjoy:

Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler Recipe

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Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Made with fresh fruit that is roasted in balsamic vinegar, this easy cobbler is the perfect treat for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups mixed sliced fruit or berries (like peaches and strawberries)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300-degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Add fruit, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon. Toss all together to coat. Roast in oven for 20 minutes at 300-degrees F.
  2. While fruit is roasting, melt butter in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet (or 2 1/2 quart baking dish).
  3. Separately, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar.
  4. Once fruit has finished roasting, remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350-degrees F.
  5. Stir milk into the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Do not mix. Just let it be.
  6. Top the batter with the roasted fruit along with any juices. Don’t mix that either. No more mixing. The mixing part is over.
  7. Bake at 350-degrees F for 40-45 minutes until top has slightly browned.

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This recipe was originally published August 31, 2017.