Fruit Cobbler with Canned Fruits

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"This recipe started out as just simple can of fruit cocktail,and ended up as a different type of cobbler/cake.And I think what makes this different, you can use almost " ANY " type of canned fruit and end up with a very nice dessert.Feel free to top it with whipped topping or ice cream. Submitted to ZAZZ on August 23rd, 2012"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (159.7 g)
  • Calories 271.9
  • Total Fat - 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.4 mg
  • Sodium - 175.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 27.4 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 45.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Add margarine to a 2 quart rectangle baking dish which has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Step 2

Place in oven which has been set to 350 degrees.

Step 3

While margarine is melting, mix together well the sugar,flour,and milk in a medium sized bowl and set aside.

Step 4

After margarine has melted, place fruit( if you have large pieces of fruit cut into bite size pieces) in pan and spread evenly into pan.

Step 5

Pour batter mixture evenly over fruit,DO NOT STIR.

Step 6

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes,test with toothpick after 35 minutes, if toothpick comes out clean, it's done.If not add a few more minutes.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the fruit, make sure to choose a can that is as close to 15 ounces in size as possible.
  • If the fruit pieces are too large, cut them into bite-size pieces before adding them to the baking dish.

  • Substitution 1: Replace margarine with coconut oil. The benefit of this substitution is that coconut oil is a healthier option than margarine and it has a mild coconut flavor that pairs nicely with the fruit in the cobbler.
  • Substitution 2: Replace self-rising flour with whole wheat flour. The benefit of this substitution is that whole wheat flour is a healthier option than regular flour and it will add a nutty flavor to the cobbler.

Cherry Cobbler Replace the canned fruit with one can of cherry pie filling. Reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup. Bake as directed.

Vanilla Ice Cream

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Vanilla Ice Cream is the perfect accompaniment to this Any Fruit Fruit Cobbler. The creamy, cold ice cream balances out the warm, sweet cobbler for a delicious dessert.

Whipped Cream

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: Whipped cream is a great addition to this Any Fruit Fruit Cobbler. The light, sweet creaminess of the whipped cream complements the warm, sweet cobbler for a delicious dessert.


Q: How do I know when the cobbler is done?

A: You can test the cobbler with a toothpick after 35 minutes of baking. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cobbler is done. If not, add a few more minutes of baking time.

Q: Can I use frozen fruit for the cobbler?

A: Yes, you can use frozen fruit for the cobbler. However, you should thaw the fruit before adding it to the cobbler mix and reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes.

6 Reviews


Easy to make and very tasty cobbler! I used a can of fruit cocktail with the extra cherries and that was a yummy choice to make. Want to try this with peaches and might double the recipe. Made and reviewed for the 2014 Culinary Quest - Family Picks Southern USA.


review by:
(17 Sep 2014)


This fruit cobbler recipe is almost exactly like my mother's recipe. It's so quick and easy to put together using ingredients I keep on hand. Very yummy with a scoop of ice cream on top! Made for my U.S. Southern meal for Culinary Quest.


review by:
(10 Aug 2014)


This was very easy and delicious! I went a different way with this and used fresh blackberries that I grow. I followed the directions except I also sprinkled some sugar on the blackberries and let them sit a few minutes before I poured the batter in the pan.


review by:
(8 Aug 2014)


I made it with fruit cocktail and it was good. So easy! I used Cool Whip to top it and we had a very nice simple dessert.


review by:
(11 Oct 2013)


I bought a container of fruit in its own juices. It was full of peaches, pineapples, grapes and cherries. I topped ours with vanilla ice cream warm out of the oven. It made a delicious cobbler!


review by:
(31 May 2013)


I made this over the weekend and we loved it. I used some fruit cocktail and pineapple. Topped with whipped cream we enjoyed every bite! Thanks for sharing it with us Shapeweaver! Linda


(4 Sep 2012)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: This recipe is similar to a classic Southern dessert called "Fruit Cobbler", which was popularized by the famous US President Thomas Jefferson. He was known to enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of this dish!

Fun Fact 2: This recipe is a favorite of many celebrities, including the Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift. She has been known to enjoy a slice of this cobbler with a scoop of ice cream after a long day of recording or performing!