The Cobbler

Summer is just around the corner and that means lots of BBQs and picnics with friends and family. While burgers and hot dogs are great there is the issue of what to make for dessert. Baking is difficult in the heat, so cobbler is the perfect compromise! Unlike pie, which can be tedious and tasking, cobblers are incredibly simple and quick to prepare. Plus they are loaded with flavor no one will be able to resist!

Cobblers are a wonderfully savory and delectable dessert with a thick biscuit-like crust and fruit filling. This super satisfying sweet originated in the British American colonies and was brought about because of the lack of equipment and different ingredients in the area. So, in perseverance, the settlers stewed fruit to make a filling, covered the fruit with a layer of uncooked scone or biscuit batter and baked over a fire. When finished the crust was bumpy and irregular, just like that of a cobbled street.

You can use just about any fruit or fruit filling that you like, but the most common fruits used are apples, blueberries, and of course, peaches. Keep in mind that if you are using apples, a fruit with low sugar content, to toss in a little bit of sugar (about 3 tablespoons) and a touch of cinnamon (1 teaspoon) for some punch.

  • If you use fresh fruit instead of canned just be sure to peel the skin because it will slide off during the baking process. No one wants random pieces of skin floating around in their ooey gooey cobbler!
  • If you use canned fruit be sure to drain the liquid completely and rinse well before using. Otherwise, you lovely cobbler will be a puddle of liquid.

After cooking, let your cobbler rest for about 15 minutes before serving. Do not fret; it will still be hot enough to serve with some cold vanilla ice cream and still get that fabulous melted effect!

Also, don't hesitate to combine fruit. It brings out the colors of summer and tons of flavors. Plus it's healthy - it is fruit after all, right?



Apple Walnut Cobbler


Cherry Cobbler


Simple Peach Cobbler

For more ideas, check out all our easy dessert recipes!

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