Recipe: Sourdough Fruit Cobbler

This fruit-laden cobbler is sure to please any palate! Adding sourdough to this dessert will give it a special taste that is sure to make it a favorite at all your holiday get-togethers. Try topping it with some homemade cultured cream for an extra probiotic kick!


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh fruit (peach, plum, berries or mix of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter to put on the fruit
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. rapadura or organic sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. butter for crust
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • Dash of cinnamon, cardamom, or pie spice (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch and gradually stir in water. Bring to a boil stirring constantly and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Slowly fold in the fruit.
  4. Pour into an 8-inch baking dish or equivalent. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon, cardamom, or pie spice.
  5. Measure flour into a bowl and stir in sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture looks like meal.
  6. Stir in milk and sourdough starter. Add a dash of cinnamon.
  7. Pour over or drop by spoonfuls over the hot fruit.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with ice cream, fresh cream, or whipped cream.

At A Glance

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 1 hour, 5 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour, 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes 1 cobbler.