Monday, January 21, 2013

Cabin Baking: Fruit Cobbler with Oatmeal Crumble Topping

I used my Fannie Farmer Cookbook, some frozen strawberries (the last from my own plants), and a can of sliced peaches to make an easy dessert for dinner up at the cabin. Living half an hour up the lake by boat, I try to keep plenty of staples on hand for just such an occasion.


I thawed one cup of strawberries and found a small can of sliced peaches in the pantry.  Coat a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray. Then mix strawberries, drained peaches,  1 teaspoon flour (for thickening), and 2 tablespoons sugar right in the pan. So easy!


In a small bowl, mix together the first six ingredients. Using a pastry knife or fork, cut the margarine into the dry ingredients until it's crumbly.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup flour
1/4 cup oats (minute or regular)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup cold butter or margarine


Sprinkle the oatmeal crumble mixture over the top of the fruit. If you like a heavy topping, you can use it all.  But we are trying to be somewhat good.  So even though this is a small recipe, I was able to save half of it for another dessert.

I bagged and labeled the prepared crumble topping. Now I have it ready in the freezer for an even easier dessert another evening.

Bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes, or until bubbly and browned on top.

This is where my new propane stove comes into action It's so much easier to cook now that I have an oven that holds the correct temperature.

What a nice treat with ice cream on cold evening in front of the wood stove fire. -- Margy


  1. Sounds yummy! I make a lot of apple crumbles but never peach with strawberry. Tasty!

  2. Yummy and what a great combination of fruits...what a nice thing to see on such a grey and foggy day!

  3. Oh that sounds good and healthy too! Xxx

  4. Sounds good ! Must be very tasty !

  5. Yummy! You are quite the pioneer!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  6. yummy for the tummy!

  7. This is a keeper!


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy