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Dinner on a Dime: Fruit Cobbler

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Cobbler is a timeless, delicious recipe. This is an inexpensive dish that can easily bring a group of friends together. Plus, it has fruit, so it has to be healthy, right?


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Total Cost: $8.16 total / $0.68 per serving

Yields 12 servings


1 cup sugar ($0.10 per serving)

1 cup milk ($0.20 per serving)

1 cup flour ($0.10 per serving)

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ($0.05 per serving)

1 teaspoon salt ($0.02 per serving)

2 tablespoons butter ($0.21 per serving)

1 can of fruit or 2 cups of berries mixed with ¾ cup of sugar (price varies based on fruit purchased)

Whipped cream or ice cream, if desired

How to Make It:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place butter in 13’ by 9’ baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add milk.

Pour batter into dish with melted butter.

Pour fruit into batter.

Bake for 45 minutes or until there’s no soggy center.