How to Cook a Fruit Cobbler in the Microwave

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When you don't have time to make a peach cobbler the way your Southern grandmother used to, or follow your mother's prizewinning berry cobbler recipe, turn to your trusty microwave for a super-quick and tasty cobbler, ready in mere minutes. Using just about any type fruit you would you put in a pie, you can prepare a fruit cobbler that no one will suspect came from the microwave.

Step 1

Choose your fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, or peaches, pears, apples and mangos. You can also make a blended fruit cobbler with two or more types of fruit. Use fresh or frozen and thawed, pre-chopped fruit.

Step 2

Place the berries in a microwave-safe baking dish or ramekin. Sprinkle lightly with sugar to taste. You can also add other flavoring such as cinnamon, nutmeg or a dash of vanilla.

Step 3

Stir in a little cornstarch and water slurry. This will help to thicken your fruit filling, but is not required.

Step 4

Combine equal parts flour and baking powder and dash of sugar together in a separate bowl. For every one-eighth cup of flour you use, add a tablespoon each of cold butter and milk to create a dough for the cobbler topping.

Step 5

Spoon the dough topping on top of the fruit and cook in the microwave in one-minute intervals, until the dough is cooked and the fruit is bubbling along the edges.

Step 6

Leave the cobbler to cool slightly in the microwave before handling. Enjoy as is, or top with whipped cream or ice cream.