Butter-Batter-Fruit cobbler

We (and I say we as in "our family") doesn't do biscuity cobbler. In fact I don't think I've ever HAD a "real" cobbler. We do however have this little mess (I'll admit it, I had too much liquid in mine-sigh) quite often. Apple butter in the fall, blackberries in the summer...pick your fruit. Also...has anyone ever seen Steel Magnolias? I'm thinking you have...anyway...so my Mom 'made' this recipe from that movie...you remember towards the beginning they are in the beauty shop and Truvy (Dolly Parton-how I love her) is talking about this dessert she makes "Cupa flour, cupa sugar, cupa milk, cupa fruit cocktail with the juice, and you just mix and bake at 350 til gold and bubbly" That's um, well basically that is it! We called it Butter Batter Fruit-it's a quick fix and it's always oh so good..even my 'disaster' photo above..wasn't pretty..but tasted great! 1 cup flour (my parents always use Self Rising..for everything-I don't..I'm an APer..so just ad 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to your 1 cup of AP) 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 1 stick butter 1 cup (approx) whatever filling you choose to use. I think my all time favorite is Apple Butter. Oven at 350-and while you mix your sugar, milk and flour, stick your stick of butter in the pan and put it in the oven to melt..you will NOT mix the butter into your batter..you pour on top of it. Butter all melted? Ok.. Pour the batter on top of it, it's ok..don't be scared. Now..pour your filling in the center. It looks a mess doesn't it? It's ok..it's supposed to look that way. Remember this isn't your conventional drop biscuit topping...just breathe and stick it in the oven. Wait until gold and bubbly. About 25 minutes. But really..do wait until the batter part is a nice gold color b/c really that is the only way of testing doneness on this thing. Let cool..or not..I have a problem with letting this thing cool b/c as soon as I pull it out..I want to jump into it. And where Truvy served hers "over ice cream to cut the sweetness" I prefer a gigantic dollop of Cool Whip on mine. So play around with it, and let me know what you think! The one in the picture was about 1/2 cup of cherry pie filling, and 2 cut up apples with a little bit of applesauce..too wet..but it still tasted really good!

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