Nana's Cobbler

Nana's Cobbler Recipe

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cyndy ladas


My maternal grandmother, Nana, always said she wasn't a very good cook. If that was true how come everything that she made was SOOO good? That question has had me scratching my head all my life! Now I've just put it in my 'oh well, that's just the way things were' file, and enjoy the many wonderful things that she cooked and passed down to me. Hope you enjoy this one and let me know what you think.


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20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


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  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 can(s)
    comstock fruit what ever fruit you are using for the cobler
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 can(s)
    comstock fruit
  • 1 Tbsp
    of a good brandy; my dad always had napoleon brandy in the bar.
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 c
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Nana's Cobbler


  1. Mix together the 2c flour, 3ts baking powder, 1/2ts salt.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut in the 1/4c of butter and 1/2 can of fruit.
  3. Stir in the 3Ts of milk. Form a ball and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 5 minutes at 400. When you take it out reduce heat to 350.
  4. Mix together the 1c flour, 1 TS sugar, 1 1/2 ts baking powder, 1/8 ts salt. Cut in the 1/8 cup of butter. Add the 2 TS of milk, and mix well.
  5. Pour the remaining can and a half of fruit into the baking dish, then by tablespoons drop the dough on top of the fruit. If you'd like add the brandy to the fruit here for a totally adult cobbler.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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About Nana's Cobbler

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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