Summer Fruit Cobblers
1. Pick or Buy Just-Ripe Fruit
2. Make the Filling
3. Prepare the Topping
4. Bake Until Bubbly and Browned
Lattice-Topped Blackberry Cobbler
The level of natural sugar in most fruits is set when harvested, so sample the fruit before making your cobbler. If the fruit is underripe and tastes tart, you can add an extra couple tablespoons of sugar to the fruit filling. Using whole almonds in this topping gives it a little color from the skins, but substituting sliced or slivered almonds will work in this recipe, as well.
Serving Suggestion: Although the cobbler is tasty on its own, if you want to serve it with low-fat ice cream, reduce the serving size to about ½ cup.
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.
Test Kitchen Tip: Add a dash of salt to baked goods and other sweets—it intensifies the sweetness and rounds out the dish's flavor.