The soft, jammy fruit under a layer of flaky, subtly sweet dough served with a scoop of ice cream or a little whipped cream makes it a perfect end to any meal. These rustic desserts are an ideal way to showcase seasonal fruits. They’re so simple and require only a baking dish, some fruit, and a few other ingredients. Here is the best cobbler for you!
Some folks like the homey appeal of one large cobbler baked in a glass or ceramic casserole dish. Baking in individual-sized dishes is another option that makes a statement at the table. Any of our recipes can be baked in ramekins or other earthenware, but if you opt for that route, they won’t need to bake as long. For example, these individual Plum Cobblers only bake 35 minutes.
Buttermilk-Biscuit Peach Cobbler
Unlike most people who make cobblers, Bobby Flay opts to bake the biscuits separately from the fruit so the undersides cook fully; then, just before serving, he sets the biscuits on the fruit and bakes them for a few more minutes, so they can soak up some of the juices without getting soggy.
Apple Crisp with Dried Cranberries
For this dessert, chef Lee Woolever of The American Hotel in Sharon Springs, New York, recommends a tart apple, like the Northern Spy variety that grows all over upstate New York. To make the recipe more decadent, he often adds chocolate chips.
Tropical Fruit Cobbler with Coconut Macaroon Topping
Because they don’t contain leavening (or dairy, which is prohibited at meat-based meals), coconut macaroon cookies are commonly served at seders. Adam Perry Lang wanted to play on the idea of a macaroon in this clever dessert, so he turned the cookie into a fluffy meringue with toasted coconut and ground almonds, which he then uses to top a juicy mixture of pineapple and mango
Cornmeal lends a sunny color and great flavor to the buttery topping for this homey apple cobbler. Eat it warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. Top your cobbler with cookie dough instead of biscuits for an extra-sweet surprise!
Call it old-fashioned, comforting, or mouthwatering—all those descriptions fit this down-home apricot cobbler. It bakes up golden brown and bubbly, with a crunchy crumb topping. The recipe comes from the owner of a popular restaurant in our state’s famous Lancaster County.
The cobbler recipes above can be one of your favorite desserts to bake and eat. Short of serving store-bought ice cream along with this warm dessert, you’d be hard-pressed to find an easier dessert than cobbler. Use any juicy summer fruit: peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, mangoes: and make a warm dessert in a jiffy.