Crisps, crumbles, and cobblers are a great, easy way to showcase summer fruit. Check out these 12 recipes that we love.
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This cobbler is naturally egg-free and can be made dairy-free by replacing the butter and milk with dairy-free alternatives. A delicious way to take advantage of blueberry season.
Topped with a cake-like pastry, this cobbler is naturally egg-free and can be made dairy-free by replacing the butter and milk with dairy-free alternatives.
This old fashioned peach cobbler has a trick: a tea cup or ramekin catches all the juices during baking, making for a delicious syrup.
In this pie, the bright, sweet peach notes are lifted by the zing of the crystallized ginger in the oatmeal crisp topping, causing each bite to dance on the tongue.
Fresh summer peaches with candied ginger under a crisp brown sugar crumb topping.
Baking just about anything in a cast iron skillet is bound to be pretty great and this Tomato Cobbler from Lisa Fain's The Homesick Texan Cookbook is no exception. Taking inspiration from those great summer fruit cobblers, Fain wondered why she couldn't apply the same technique to a savory side—and so this fantastic summer cobbler was born.
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).
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?
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.
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.
When I'm in a bind and need a last-minute dessert, a fresh fruit cobbler is a lifesaver. It takes minutes to prepare, but is met with big smiles and great appreciation. Its rustic, honest-to-goodness homemade look and the fact that it must be served warm make cobblers an effortless crowd-pleasing success.
When I set out to make a gluten-free biscuit cobbler, I focused my attention on the biscuits. I wanted them to be light with a crisp exterior and fluffy interior. No heavy, soggy biscuits for me! During my testing, I learned a few things. Let me pass them on to you and share with you this recipe.
We've all eaten leftover dessert for breakfast (um, right?), but some mornings only a fresh batch will do. Cobbler may not be standard brunch fare, but it should be. As far as I can tell it's no more decadent than...
Apples and cheddar are a fantastic combination, combining both sweet and savory, creamy and crunchy. One of my go-to late night snacks is a grilled cheddar sandwich with slices of tart Fuji apple. If you are a fan of apple pie served with a cheddar slice, then this recipe was written for you.
You know how cooks are always cooing about how easy summer is? "I just put some stuff on the grill, toss a salad and it's dinner," they'll say. Well, we bakers can coo, too. Try this: "I just toss some...
Here's today's recipe from Robb Walsh's Texas Cowboy Cookbook. Robb advises cooking this roast until it is "absolutely falling apart." Wrap the tender meat in flour tortillas to serve. Mexican Pot Roast...
Here's the second recipe from Robb Walsh's Texas Cowboy Cookbook. As Robb says, "Paige Denison is known as the 'Cobbler Queen' on the Adamah Ranch cook-off team. She makes a lattice-crust peach cobbler that may not be historically accurate but...