Fruit Cobbler 5 Ways

Related To:

Peach Cobbler topped with whipped cream with a silver spoon in a thin plain white dish

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Tara Donne, Food Network

This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free, and the star of this weekend’s spread is a selection of sweet fruit cobblers.

Light, warm and oozing with fresh flavor, cobblers are like pie’s younger sibling — they boast a tender fruit center and buttery pastry topping, but they’re far quicker and easier to prepare, as they don’t depend on the rolling of finicky dough. In fact, most cobbler toppings are made by simply dropping a crumbly flour-butter mixture atop the filling. Though you can make cobblers with whatever fruit is your favorite, we're particularly excited about summertime varieties that celebrate the best tastes of the season. Check out Food Network’s top five fruit cobblers below, each a winning addition to your weekend cookout menu.

5. Mixed Berry Cobbler – A bit of orange zest helps to brighten the flavors of the berries without adding an overly citrus taste.

4. Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler – Food Network Kitchens mixes in a dash of instant tapioca to its filling to offset the juice of ripe berries and prevent a soggy dessert.

3. Bourbon Peach Cobbler – Boasting cinnamon-laced spiked peaches, Bobby’s no-fuss dessert is baked until browned and served with cool vanilla ice cream.

2. Blackberry Cobbler – The Pioneer Woman’s six-ingredient cobbler is built upside down, with the batter forming the base of her dessert and the fresh blackberries on top.

1. Peach Cobbler – With almost 1,500 user reviews, Paula’s must-try cobbler (pictured above) is a simple Southern classic that’s loaded with sweet peaches.

Serve a scoop of these indulgent cobblers after a down-home menu of rich, creamy crab dip, saucy ribs and the Neelys’ five-star pasta salad.

Appetizer: Hot Crab Dip

Planning on making one of these dishes? Snap a photo and post it on Food Network’s Facebook wall.

Next Up

VOTE: Ree vs. Trisha Summer Fruit Dessert Showdown

This week, we depart from our regularly scheduled Star vs. Chopped competition to bring you a special Summer Showdown featuring mouthwatering dessert recipes from Trisha Yearwood and Ree Drummond.

VOTE: Star vs. Chopped Grilled Chicken Showdown

This week, Guy Fieri and Alex Guarnaschelli fire up their grills for a head-to-head chicken showdown. Who grills the better bird?

Cooking With Wood Planks

Cooking with wood planks is a "new" trend that actually has roots in Native American cooking. Learn how to pick a plank, and what you can cook on it.

Chilled Soup — Weekend Cookout

Food Network's chilled soups are light and refreshing appetizers to serve at your Weekend Cookout.

Recipe of the Day: Grilled Lasagna

If you're looking to keep your kitchen cool this summer, but don't want to miss out on your favorite pasta dishes like lasagna, try experimenting with no-cook noodles.

8 Grilling Safety Tips You Need To Know

Barbecue season is finally here! Whether you are a griller or a smoker, here are our top 7 preparation rules to follow when you’re firing up your favorite backyard cooker.

Grilled Pizza Beats Baked Pizza Every Time

These pies are proof that when it comes to pizza, grilled beats oven-baked every time.

Food Fight: Turkey Burger vs. Beef Burger

It’s an all-out war! With grilling season here, which type of burger should you be tossing on the barbecue?

Behind the Booklet: 50 Slaws

Slaws are the ultimate summer salad: Get 50 recipes (plus one extra!) from Food Network Magazine.