Spare Fruit Cobbler
When the fruit in your house turns too overripe to enjoy on its own, this recipe will take that forgotten fruit and turn it into a masterpiece dessert. Forget cake, pudding, or cookie, it's all 3 combined if cooked properly! Sticking to one fruit really makes it a star in this dish. I've recently played with raisins as a main fruit, and 'very berry' with a combination of raspberries, boysenberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Serve a la mode. Delectable!
This is a great dish to experiment with, as it is easy and open to interpretation. Any berry, peach, pear, plum, apricot, apple, pineapple, banana, fig, papaya - essentially anything but citrus, which tends to separate - will work for this recipe. Just make sure to offset the acidity of the fruit with the right amount of sugar. Leave berries whole, except for strawberries, which should be sliced. Slice other fruit into 1/4-inch-thick pieces.
The variety of fruit influences baking time, so check for doneness occasionally.