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Shiny Top Cobbler

This unusual cobbler, which is topped with boiling water, is as delicious as it is attractive. Good served with ice cream.

5 or more cups fresh fruit (peaches, blueberries, cherries or apples)
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg

Topping:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups boiling water

Spread fruit in well-greased 9-by-13-inch pan. If using apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon.

In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups sugar, milk, margarine (we used butter), baking powder and egg. Spread mixture over fruit.

In small bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cornstarch. Sprinkle over batter, then pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over batter. Bake for 1 hour in 350-degree oven.

Tester's note: We used sour cherries from Schramm Farms and Orchards. Worried that they'd be too tart, after pitting the fruit, we added 1/2 cup sugar before spreading it in the pan. This was a mistake; the cherries didn't need the additional sweetening and the sugar may have increased the liquidity. Wonderful tasting.

Martha Schramm

Thursday, August 05, 1999



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