When fruit is in abundance, everyone wants a quick and easy desert to make with fresh fruit. Cobbler is an obvious choice. Usually it has a lot of butter but I have found this to be unnecessary. I also cut the sugar down, as I have found that when you mix fruit it the flavors even out and you can use less sugar.


1 cup Peaches or Nectarines - peeled and diced
1 cup Plumbs - diced
2 cups Mixed Berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
2 to 3 tblsp. Sugar
2 tblsp. Light Margarine (stick) - very cold
3/4 cups Flour
1/4 cup light Brown Sugar
Cinnamon and Nutmeg - to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine fruit and sugar in a casserole dish and set aside. Mix brown sugar, spices and flour. Cut margarine into small dice and then cut into flour mixture. It should have the consistency of oatmeal. Spread over fruit and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions

Let this cool to warm or room temperature so it will thicken. You can experiment with reducing the margarine and sugar further, I usually don't even use the whole flour mixture because I like the fruit part best. I usually just serve this with no-fat whipped cream.