Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler

Alabama sunshine and rain are hard to beat during this time of year for anything growing. My loquat trees clearly love the mix of both as evidence by all of the fruit. Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler is a new recipe that I adapted from Grandmothers recipe.

Sun Kiss Loquats for Homemade Cobbler recipe www.diningwithmimi.com

After about day 8 of picking loquats, I needed a new recipe. Over the weekend I wanted to make loquat preserves. Yet canning anything is a labor of love and time commitment. Before I started this undertaking, I needed to find a recipe that did not require hours or make a big mess.

One of Grill Man’s prize possessions is a plastic bag that contains a Home Economics Cookbook that is literally hand-stuffed with handwritten recipes. The cookbook and handwritten notes of recipes belonged to his Grandmother. When I want to spoil him, I look in the bag and cook a Grandmother recipe.

In addition to making him cobbler, she spoiled him rotten.

Over the years I heard him describe how lovely her cobbler was to eat. Oddly enough, I had never tried to make it. All of the other recipes in “the bag” were good so no doubt this one would be as well.

Vintage Shawnee Flour and Sugar Canisters  with pecans, cream and butter
I love my Shawnee canisters. They don’t sell these at Target.

Before I knew it, I picked more loquats and located the cookbook stuffed with handwritten recipes. After reading the recipe, I knew instantly what to add in order to tempt Grill Man with cobbler.

How to make Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler and why?

Any time I am able to make a recipe in just one bowl without a mixer, I’m in. If you’re in a hurry, you really don’t have time to whip up multiple items for one dessert. No one ever wants to make a mess in the kitchen, but sometimes there is no way around it.

Loquats waiting for Batter www.diningwithmimi.com
Batter Up

Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler may be mixed with a whisk and only using one bowl. This leaves you more time to move on to other things. If you don’t have loquats, peaches or strawberries may substitute. Recipe is easy to bake. Cobbler is delicious on its own but a single scoop of ice cream might make your smile a little bigger.

Loquat fruit for sweet or savory recipes

Fresh Alabama Loquats in basket  for Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler www.diningwithmimi.com
A basket filled with opportunities.

Gulf Coast of Alabama is loaded with loquats bursting from the trees whispering, “Pick me. Pick me.” If you have beaucoup loquats, read LOQUATS Eat, Ferment, Freeze, Preserve, Steep and Share. If you have not tasted a loquat it has the texture of a cherry with a flavor that is bit of peach, plum and mango with a hint of citrus.

By this point, I had eaten my fair share for smoothies and loquats in other dishes. One night I created a salsa for a piece of salmon. Soon I hope to add this recipe at a later date. Be inventive and add loquats to sweet or savory recipes.

Fruit is lovely and nutritional. All very good reasons to pick, eat and share. Pick loquats and cook Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler. Let me know what you think. Grill Man and I have taste tested more than our fair share.

Dining With Mimi Mascot, Mennu  laying on grass beside a basket of freshly picked loquats www.diningwithmimi.com
My writing partner AKA Mennu enjoys the fruit picking process as well.

Loquats are luscious and remind me of bites of sunshine. In Alabama we have lots of green spaces to escape to during this covid-colored-world. If you can’t escape, turn up the music and pray for better days. Stay safe and wash wash your hands.

Alexa Shout out to Natasha Bedingfield for Pocketful of Sunshine.

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)Take me away (take me away)


To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.

I got a love, and I know that it’s all mine.

With love,
From Mimi’s Kitchen

Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler served in antique Martha Washington dessert bowl www.diningwithmimi.com
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Apricot colored loquats covered in brown sugar pecans and a batter to brag about.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
45-55 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
45-55 Minutes
Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler served in antique Martha Washington dessert bowl www.diningwithmimi.com
Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler
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Apricot colored loquats covered in brown sugar pecans and a batter to brag about.
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
45-55 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 Minutes
Cook Time
45-55 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap butter on the bottom and run it along the bottom and sides of 6 x 10 baking pan.
  2. Using a paring knife I cut loquats into smaller pieces with no particular size or shape. The fruit bruises easily so I prefer this method. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over the fruit. Scatter the pecans on top of both.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, place stick of butter into microwave for one minute.
  4. Introduce the 1 cup brown sugar to the butter and stir well. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir well. When batter is mixed together well pour over loquats in baking dish to evenly distribute the batter. Do not stir.
  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until batter is golden.
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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. www.diningwithmimi.com is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

4 thoughts on “Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler”

    1. Yes. I wash, drain, and layer loquat as a single layer on tray under a towel. Once they are dry, I will use a paring knife to cut a slit in the loquat, pop out all seeds and then place in freezer zip lock bags. Remember to date your freezer bags and mark as loquats. I wrote an earlier post that provides additional info about loquats and its located in the Preserve section under the Topics. I save the seeds to make a liqueur. Recipe is linked in previous post as well. Enjoy. I have found that if you’re harvesting a lot of loquats at one time, they will preserve better in the fridge until you may finish proecessing. Thank you for reading. Happy Cooking. I have processed loquats in zip lock bags so that I may make a Sun Kiss Loquat Cobbler all year.

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