Four cups of fruit/ I have used blackberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots, persimmons, etc
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
Melt the butter in the baking dish. (an iron skillet is a good choice).
Lightly mash the fruit with a potato masher to release juices. If the fruit is tart add some sugar.
Mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Mix in the milk, melted butter and vanilla.
Pour the mixture in the baking dish and pour the fruit and their juices into the center.
Bake at 350˚ for about one hour.
Eat some before the rest of the people find it.