Cobbler Recipe Roundup: No More “Easy as Pie!” Now It’s “Easy as Cobbler!”
Fruit cobbler is one of the easiest ways to turn seasonal fruit into a fantastic dessert from scratch. It’s so easy that the saying “Easy as pie!” ought to be changed to “Easy as cobbler!” A good cobbler recipe uses fresh fruit and homemade biscuit dough. Since summer is prime time for fruit, we’ve rounded up a few cobbler recipes to give you some dessert ideas. And if you need clarification on the difference between cobblers, crisps and crumbles, The Kitchn offers a quick breakdown.
Fresh Apricot Cobbler
Keep this cobbler recipe from A Canadian Foodie in mind for that brief window when apricots are in season, especially if you live outside California where most of them are grown in the US. We like the addition of buttermilk to the traditional biscuit topping, so it could be a good basis for other fruit cobblers too. However, if you swap out the apricots for a sweeter fruit, scale back on the sugar.
We love how this cobbler recipe by She Wears Many Hats is baked and served in a cast iron skillet, which adds to the country feel. Since blueberries require no prep except for washing, this cobbler is super quick and easy. It could be a fun one to try making (and eating) with kids. Be sure to warn them the cast iron handle will be hot. Also, grab a trivet like one of these from Le Creuset to protect your kitchen surfaces.
What caught our eye in this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is how light and fluffy the biscuits look. Those sweet cherries are enticing too, and still tart enough to need some added sugar. Bake it in one of the large stoneware dishes from Le Creuset. Then top it with vanilla ice cream and a few fresh blueberries, and this cherry cobbler could be perfect for a 4th of July dessert.
While it may seem like all cobbler recipes are similar, this plum cobbler from Andrea Meyers is different in a few ways. For one, the individual ramekins make it a more formal dessert candidate. Two special ingredients also made us do a double take: fresh ginger to spice up the plums, and cream cheese to augment the biscuit topping. Definitely worth a try. Stock up on Le Creuset ramekins, which are sturdy enough to handle the oven and pretty enough for the table.
Blackberry Buttermilk Cobbler
Finally, this creation from Lemony Thyme doesn’t look like a traditional cobbler, but it looks so delicious we couldn’t leave it out. It appears to have more of a cake-like consistency than the traditional biscuit topping. As with all of these other cobbler recipes, vanilla ice cream can only make it better, especially if you whip some up yourself. Go big with the Breville Smart Scoop ice cream maker and you might never buy another carton.