Summer Fruit Cobbler


  1. 1 peach stoned and sliced
  2. 1 pear, cored and thickly sliced
  3. 500g mixed berries
  4. 1 apple, grated
  5. 5 tablespoons sugar
  6. A good glug of balsamic vinegar

       For the topping

  1. 6 heaped tablespoons butter, chilled
  2. 225g self-raising flour
  3. 70g sugar
  4. a large pinch of salt
  5. 130ml plain yogurt 
  6. a little extra sugar for dusting

Summer Fruit Cobbler

By Diana Earnshaw, Volunteer Contributor

Recipe based on Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

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  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
  • Put the fruit into a pan with the sugar and the balsamic vinegar, put the pan over the heat, and cook gently until the juices begin to run from the berries. Pour into an ovenproof dish.
  • make the topping. Rub the cold butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. 
  • Add the sugar and salt, stir well, then add the yogurt to form a loose scone-type mixture. 
  • Spoon this over the hot fruit (to get a cobbled effect, flick balls of dough randomly over the fruit), sprinkle with a little caster sugar, and bake in your preheated oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. 
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream or cream.