Microwave fruit cobbler saves a lot of time in the kitchen.

How to Cook a Fruit Cobbler in the Microwave

by Zora Hughes

When you don't have time to make a peach cobbler the way your Southern grandmother used to, or follow your mother's prizewinning berry cobbler recipe, turn to your trusty microwave for a super-quick and tasty cobbler, ready in mere minutes. Using just about any type fruit you would you put in a pie, you can prepare a fruit cobbler that no one will suspect came from the microwave.

1 Choose your fruit, such as blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, or peaches, pears, apples and mangos. You can also make a blended fruit cobbler with two or more types of fruit. Use fresh or frozen and thawed, pre-chopped fruit.

2 Place the berries in a microwave-safe baking dish or ramekin. Sprinkle lightly with sugar to taste. You can also add other flavoring such as cinnamon, nutmeg or a dash of vanilla.

3 Stir in a little cornstarch and water slurry. This will help to thicken your fruit filling, but is not required.

4 Combine equal parts flour and baking powder and dash of sugar together in a separate bowl. For every one-eighth cup of flour you use, add a tablespoon each of cold butter and milk to create a dough for the cobbler topping.

5 Spoon the dough topping on top of the fruit and cook in the microwave in one-minute intervals, until the dough is cooked and the fruit is bubbling along the edges.

6 Leave the cobbler to cool slightly in the microwave before handling. Enjoy as is, or top with whipped cream or ice cream.

Items you will need

  • Fruit, any kind (fresh or frozen)
  • Microwave-safe baking dish
  • Flavorings, to taste
  • Cornstarch (optional)
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Milk


  • Turn your cobbler into a crisp by topping the fruit with crunchy granola or quick-cooking oats.

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