- 2 cans pie filling (any flavor)
- 1 box yellow cake mix, dry
- 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
- ½ cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
All summer my husband gathers downed trees and brush, and piles them up behind our house. We live out in the country and when I say “behind our house”; I mean way out in the pasture. In the dead of winter, my husband invites all our friends over for what he calls “The Redneck Barbecue”. This involves a huge bonfire and a bunch of people huddled around it trying to convince each other it is a great idea. Are we having fun yet? Disregard the teeth chattering.
I tell you this because I feel the only reason these people return each year is because I always bake up several large trays of my delicious fruity cobbler. Yep, I’m taking credit. When I pull it out of the oven the fruit is bubbling and the topping is crisp and hot, and a scoop of ice cream melts on top making it necessary to serve in a bowl.
If you follow this column at all, you know I love simple, and this dish is one of the best examples of this. Only a few simple ingredients, and this bakes up into a sweet and fruity, fluffy and buttery delight.
This also gives me the excuse to spend as much time as possible inside the house staying warm. Do I need to watch it bake? No. But I also don’t need to lose the feeling in my feet. It’s a win-win.