Fresh fruit cobblers are one of my favorite summertime desserts. When my kitchen is full of in-season summer fruits, I find myself making them two or three times as often as I do during the rest of the year. My Blueberry and Nectarine Skillet Cobbler is just one example of a recent creation, however there are all kinds of other cobblers out there to choose from.
- Strawberry shortcake is a classic summer dessert and this Strawberry Shortcake Cobbler from Wild Wild Whisk transforms it into a slightly different form than usual. The filling is made with fresh strawberries and a bit of orange zest, which contrasts nicely with the sweet, ripe berries. The topping is made up of tender biscuits made with greek yogurt and flavored with a touch of vanilla. Like a shortcake, these cobblers are served with whipped cream!
- Desserts for Breakfast put a whole range of summer produce into this Blackberry, Peach and Corn Cobbler. The filling is a mixture of jammy blackberries and ripe peaches, along with a bit of thyme. The topping is made up of rustic biscuits that give the dessert a wonderfully homemade look. The biscuits are studded with kernels of freshly steamed sweet corn, which add a natural sweetness to the biscuits and bring out the flavor of the corn in the cornmeal used in the mix. It’s a bit unusual, but this combination is one that works.
- The Black Raspberry and Lavender Cobbler from Kitchen Lane features a combination of freshly picked berries and both red and black raspberries, as well as a touch of fresh lavender. The lavender highlights the naturally floral flavors in the raspberries and makes this dessert a lot more complex. It is topped with a classic streusel topping made with both brown and white sugars. It’s a beautiful dessert to look at, and even more delicious to eat.
- Life Made Sweeter put a very different spin on a traditional peach cobbler with a Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake. The cake consists of many layers, all of which work together to capture the flavor of a traditional, baked cobbler. The base is a no-bake crust made with cinnamon toast cereal. The crust is topped with a layer of peach ice cream, followed by another layer of the crust mixture and fresh peaches. The dessert is beautiful to look at and delivers all the peach flavor you could want.
- Fruit cobblers are often accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Go Go Go Gourmet served up her Blueberrry Cobbler with Cinnamon Whiskey Creme Anglaise for a delicious change of pace. The simple cobber is made with fresh berries and topped with a buttery biscuit mixture that contrasts perfectly with the juicy berries. The homemade creme anglaise is spiked with just the right amount of cinnamon-flavored whiskey to give it a kick – and add a nice layer of cinnamon to the flavors already in the cobbler.