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Cobbler

This is my favorite summer desert...

The recipe is actually known as "Mrs. Murphy's Peach Cobbler..." given to me by a very special woman of my heart many years and life times ago...

You can use any summer fruit (or in a combination of your liking), such as peaches, pears, plums, apricots, or any berry, like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries... or apples in the summer or winter!

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These proportions fill a 9 x 9 inch baking pan...

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Fruit of your choice (enough slices to fill your baking pan)
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
6 tablespoons of melted butter (and a little extra butter to rub over the bottom of your baking pan)

Rub the bottom and sides of your baking dish with a little soft butter...
Slice enough fruit to fill your baking pan. I used six medium size pears.

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In a separate bowl, whisk your egg and add the flour, sugar, and salt... hand or spoon mix into a very loose crumble... sprinkle over the fruit mixture...

Then drizzle the melted butter as evenly as possible over the crumble mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the top is bubbling and has begun to turn a crisp brown...

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You can serve your cobbler all by itself... or with a dollop of french vanilla ice cream, or mascarpone, or even whipped cream... Other variations are to add a little nutmeg to the fruit or crumble, you can cut back on the sugar, or exchange half of the flour with oatmeal. I always come back though... to this pure essence of the recipe and it never, ever fails me... yum... Enjoy!