Cobbler, a cousin to deep-dish pie, gets its name from its biscuit topping that resembles cobblestones. Ripe, in-season fruit serves as a tasty base for dollops of batter placed on top and baked until golden brown. To get started, pick a great recipe (recommendations below).
One you've made the difficult decision between peach cobbler, cherry cobbler, blueberry cobbler, mixed fruit cobbler, or another flavor of fruit cobbler, it's time to start on the cobbler filling.
Place the fruit and other filling ingredients in a saucepan as directed in recipe. Use a wooden spoon to stir until well mixed.
Cook filling over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the fruit gets juicy. Stir constantly until the liquid thickens and bubbles. Keep filling hot over low heat while you make the topping mixture.
In a mixing bowl stir together the topping mixture ingredients just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The mixture will be lumpy.
Tip: Do not overmix or the cobbler topping will be tough.
The cobbler topping (or cobbler biscuits) are usually made of some combination of flour, sugar, baking powder and/or baking soda, salt, butter, egg, milk, and sometimes spices such as cinnamon or herbs. For chocolate cobbler biscuits, cocoa powder is usually added.
Transfer the hot filling mixture to a baking dish. Use a flatware tablespoon to scoop up topping mixture. Use a second spoon to push the mixture onto the hot filling, spacing the mounds equally on the filling.
Bake until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
We can't think of any better use for fresh peaches than baking them into a warm, bubbly, biscuit-topped peach cobbler. Just like any fruit cobbler, you can dress up this dessert by experimenting with different toppers. And you don't have to stick to biscuits—for a truly decadent dish, try topping with cinnamon rolls, or adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your classic cobbler recipe.
Apple pie will always have a place in our hearts (and on our plates), but it's hard to pass up the ease of homemade apple cobbler. This fresh fruit cobbler is at its best in autumn when apples are season—it's no wonder we can't help adding a sprinkle of cinnamon to most of our apple cobblers!
Cherry crisp has competition from these homemade fruit cobbler recipes. You can customize these recipes by using your favorite fresh or frozen cherries. Either way, you can't go wrong with chocolate biscuits, pound cake, or honeycomb cookies on top.
This fresh fruit cobbler has the added bonus of being a super easy cobbler recipe, since there's no fruit-peeling involved. We can never say no to a second scoop of blueberry cobbler, especially when it's made with a few of our other favorite berries as well. You can even make our Triple Berry Cobbler in your slow cooker! Dessert doesn't get much easier than this.
Are you on cobbler overload yet? We hope not, because there are still a few homemade fruit cobbler recipes you haven't tried. If you thought fruit cobblers were limited to berries, cherries, peaches, and apples, these recipes will make you think again!