For us here at Gluggable the summer of 2020 was the summer of the cobbler. It started with peach cobbler at a cottage with close friends and sweet, in season Ontario peaches and soon veered west (not quite as far as Hawaii) with a forgotten (and very ripe) pineapple that was ideal for a tropical variation. Grab your cast iron (or non-stick) skillet, brown some butter, add the batter, then pineapple and bake. We think this is a delightfully simple dessert that is certain to impress everyone. The only question we have . . . who’s making the next round of Mai Tais?  

Tip: For added texture and flavor, use ¾ cup all-purpose flour and ¼ cup whole-wheat or whole grain flour for the cobbler batter. (Total flour quantity is 1 cup.) 

Serves 4 

Pineapple Mixture 
2 to 3 cups of fresh pineapple chunks
¼ cup sugar 
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Browned Butter
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (one stick)
Cobbler Batter
1 cup all purpose unbleached white flour
1 cup sugar 
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt 
1 cup 2% or whole milk

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium sized pot toss together the pineapple, sugar, lemon zest and juice until well-coated.
  3. Bring pineapple mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring regularly and remove from heat after boiling for one minute. Set aside. 
  4. In a cast-iron (or non-stick and oven safe pan) skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat until browned (approximately 5 to 7 minutes). Once butter is browned, remove the skillet from the heat. 
  5. For the cobbler batter, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and mix together until combined. 
  6. Add milk to batter dry ingredients and mix gently until just combined.
  7. Pour batter over butter in skillet (do not stir batter and butter together).
  8. Pour pineapple mixture over batter (do not stir pineapple mixture and batter together). 
  9. Bake at 375°F for approximately 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown (as oven temperatures vary, you may need to bake longer until golden brown). 
  10. Allow the cobbler to cool for at least 20 minutes before eating and serve warm or room temperature with your favourite ice cream or unsweetened freshly whipped cream. 

Recipe created by Gluggable.