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 so easy to make too!
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!
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.
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 only carry the rock hard variety at our local grocery store, so I wasn’t about to pass these up. We were in the mood for a cobbler. 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 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 was all kinds of good.
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 by The Johnson Siblings Production Company. Enjoy!
Balsamic Roasted Fruit Cobbler Recipe
- 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 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 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.
- While fruit is roasting, melt butter in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet (or 2 1/2 quart baking dish).
- Separately, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar.
- Once fruit has finished roasting, remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350-degrees F.
- 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.
- Top the batter with the roasted fruit along with any juices. Don’t mix that either. No more mixing. The mixing part is over.
- Bake at 350-degrees F for 40-45 minutes until top has slightly browned.