Crunchy Panko Fruit Cobbler

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Crunchy Panko Fruit Cobbler

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Published prior to 2008

Our personal-size pie-slice pans are perfect for making individual desserts. Just about any recipe for cobbler, crisp, or pie may be used, dividing it among pans. Each pan holds about 1/2 to 3/4 cup filling.

1 3/4 cups (3 ounces) plain panko or fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup (4 ounces) melted butter
1/2 cup (3 5/8 ounces) sugar
1/2 cup (1 1/4 ounces) coconut or chopped nuts (2 1/2 ounces), optional
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Toss the topping ingredients together, and set aside.

1/3 to 1/2 cup (2 3/8 to 3 1/2 ounces) sugar, depending on fruit used
1 tablespoon cornstarch or Instant ClearJel®
1/4 cup (2 ounces) water, fruit juice, or lemon juice
3 1/2 to 4 cups fresh or frozen peaches, blueberries, raspberries, sliced apples, or combination of your choice
1 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter six individual baking dishes, a generous 1 cup capacity each.

Combine the sugar and thickener, then stir in the water or juice. Add the fruit of your choice and cinnamon, if desired. Divide the mixture among the buttered baking dishes, using about 1/2 cup for each. Top with the crumb topping, again using about 1/2 cup for each.

Bake for 38 to 45 minutes, until the filling is bubbling. Serve warm, with whipped cream or ice cream.
Yield: 6 servings.


  • star rating 11/21/2013
  • Jes from Raleigh, NC
  • I used mixed berries (black, rasp, and blue) and filled it out with a couple of apples since I was a bit short on berries. I was out of cinnamon, so I grated fresh ginger on them with a bit of lemon juice. If you use berries, use more cornstarch or use less liquid. Mine was a little soupy but it was still delicious! Love the crunchy buttery panko and walnuts!
  • star rating 04/30/2011
  • chicklady from KAF Community
  • This is NOT a diet recipe. Fruit seems so innocent, but this recipe is about 2400 calories, or 400 per serving, and every single calorie is SOOOOO worth it.
  • 10/26/2009
  • jem from vt
  • Made this over the weekend and it's superb! A nice change from traditional apple crisp as the topping is sweet and delicious but has a nice lightness to it.
  • star rating 08/07/2009
  • Hazel from Palm Coast, Fla.
  • I made this recipe in no time. It was easy and very little cleanup needed. I made blueberry cobbler and it was delicious. This recipe is great because you can use fresh in season fruit. This is my new quick "go to" recipe for self and company that makes you look as though you put more effort into the preparation.
  • star rating 06/09/2009
  • Jan Buker from Titusville, FL
  • Wow, what a cobbler! I used blueberries and it came out so wonderful. I only wish I had had some vanilla ice cream on hand to use as a topper...especially when it was warm! Yum!