'cobblers' on Serious Eats

Bourbon Peach and Raspberry Crisp

This is high summer dessert at its finest: boozy, bawdy peaches with tart berries and a pecan-studded buttery topping, brightened and made perfect by the inclusion of lemon zest and mace. Use firmer, less ripe peaches here so they don't fall apart. The raspberries, on the other hand, will melt in the oven, so use whatever you have (frozen ones work well). More

Mixed Review: Ad Hoc Cobbler Mix

July is the peak season for luscious berry and stone fruit desserts. And while a picture-perfect lattice-top pie is sure to be a showstopper, crisps and cobblers are a whole lot easier to make—you don't have to worry about finicky crusts or slices that fall apart. Williams-Sonoma sells a mix based on the cobbler served at Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant. Since TK was involved, I had a hunch the cobbler would be delicious. But would it be easier than making cobbler from scratch? And would it be worth the $10 price tag? More

Sweet Technique: Cream Biscuits

Cobbler is the perfect summer alternative to pie. The dough, unlike pie crust, requires no cut butter, no chilling, no chanting incantations at the door of the oven. It takes just minutes to put together, the dough can made and chilled in advance, and it's ready to eat right out of the oven. In fact, that's the best way to eat it. They're amazing atop a juicy cobbler, or hot out of the oven with a schmeer of salted butter and preserves. Once you're familiar with the technique, check out my grandmother's (Maine approved) blueberry cobbler recipe. More

Blueberry Cream Cobbler

This blueberry cobbler is just the ticket for channeling a Downeast summer meal. The crust on top is made of flaky, tender cream biscuits that deliver a hint of salty sweetness and just a bit of crunch. The berries bubble up around the biscuits, spilling over the sides with tart, purple juices. You can either bake one large cobbler to spoon out onto plates, or make individual mini-cobblers in heatproof ramekins. Pull from the oven, spoon with freshly whipped cream, and serve warm, just as the sun begins to set. More

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