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We tasted this homemade fresh fruit cobbler while visiting the Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton.

Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups ripe berries and/or peeled, pitted, and sliced stone fruit
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 14 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 14 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 12 lb. chilled butter, cut in small pieces
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Put berries and/or fruit in a large mixing bowl, then add lemon juice, lemon rind, ¾ cup of the sugar, ¼ cup of the flour, and ¼ tsp. of the cinnamon and mix together by tossing gently. Spread fruit mixture in a deep baking pan and bake until berries are hot and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together remaining 2 cups flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Use two knives or a pastry cutter to work butter into flour mixture until it is the consistency of coarse meal.
  3. Beat milk and eggs together in a small bowl, then add to flour mixture and stir with a fork until just mixed. Spread flour mixture evenly over berries.
  4. Mix together remaining 2 tbsp. sugar and ¼ tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over top of cobbler. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.

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