6 Fruity Pies and Cobblers to Sweeten Your Summer
Cookout season is here, and no backyard barbecue is complete without a fruity dessert. We love to use fresh produce in simple, crowd-pleasing pies and cobblers. Mix and match berries and stone fruits for an unexpected twist, or just stick to pure one-fruit flavors. Try one of these recipes for a grand finale at your next backyard party.
Strawberry Crumble Pie (pictured above)
Use this year’s strawberry haul in this Food Network Magazine recipe. Tossing the strawberries with lime juice and cardamom gives this pie a little extra oomph of flavor.
This recipe is a winner from Throwdown with Bobby Flay — and we think it’ll be a hit with your guests, too. Peaches and blackberries are two of Bobby’s favorite fruits, so it’s no wonder they’re a winning combo in this dish.
With only four ingredients, this pie is nearly impossible to mess up! Plus, thanks to less time spent grocery shopping, you’ll be able to focus on perfecting your star topping to make this pie really shine.
Give everyone his or her own personal dessert to enjoy. Combine peaches with cornstarch and sugar for the filling, then top with a cobbler crust, bake and enjoy with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Instant tapioca helps to thicken the cobbler filling without stripping the fruit of any flavor, so you won’t miss a single berry or nectarine chunk when dishing this one out.
Avoid turning on your oven; pull out your slow cooker for this cobbler instead. The filling will be juicy but totally worth the extra spoonful. Top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.