Sometimes you need a quick dessert for a summer dinner. This cobbler goes together in just a few minutes, and is made with only a few simple ingredients. And it makes use of some of that delicious summer fruit! I used my grandma's cast iron skillet for this, and it was the perfect vessel for this tasty dessert.
Skillet Cobbler - with Concord Grapes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups Concord grapes (or other summer fruit of your choice - chopped if not bite-sized already)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the butter in an 8-inch cast-iron skillet and transfer to the preheated oven to melt.
Meanwhile, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir in the milk, 1 cup sugar, the lemon juice, zest and vanilla to combine. Mix together the remaining tablespoon sugar and the grapes in another bowl. Remove the hot skillet with the melted butter from the oven and pour in the batter. Top with the sugared grapes. Bake until brown and the batter has risen up and around the fruit, about 30 minutes.
Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.
This is a superb summer dessert - sweet and fruity, with a bit of crunch on the bottom. I think a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be a perfect addition!