Carter Were's Fruit Cobbler

A cobbler is a great alternative to a crumble, made with a variety of fruits. As summer is coming to an end here in Australia, I wanted to make one more dessert — this is one that our family loves.

Serves 6



1kg fruit: nectarine, peach, apple, plum

100g butter

100g sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence


2 cups flour (all-purpose)

150g butter (chopped)

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup raw sugar


Chop the fruit into bite-size pieces. You can use any mixture of fruit, but I do like to use a bit of apple as it holds its shape. Place the fruit in a pot with the butter, sugar and vanilla essence and heat on low for about 10 minutes then pour the fruit mixture into a baking dish.

Heat the oven to 170°C with a fan.

In a bowl, place the flour and butter. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs then add the baking powder, sugar, salt and mix until combined with a wooden spoon.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg and milk with a fork until combined then add to the bowl with the flour and bring the mixture together with a wooden spoon. With a large spoon dollop spoonfuls of dough on top of the fruit. You’ll want to leave some space between each spoonful so the fruit can bubble through it.

Sprinkle the raw sugar on top then bake in the oven for about 40 mins or until golden on top.

Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

About Carter Were

My name is Carter and I’m a mother of 3 young kids. I have written two cookbooks but don’t consider myself a chef, instead I am a recipe writer and someone that enjoys cooking. I live with my partner, Jack, and our kids and dog in the hills near Byron Bay, in Australia. We live a simple (but loud and busy) life and enjoy the beach, gardening and cooking.

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