Keep the Heat Away: Summer Mixed Fruit Cobbler

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As the temperature rises, I like to keep the heat (and the mess) out of my kitchen by making most of my meals on the outdoor grill. Yes, that means dessert too! I’m not talking plain ‘ol grilled fruit. Been there. Done that. I’m talking cobbler people. Not just any cobbler. My Mixed Berry and Stone Fruit Cobbler. It’s one of my all time favorite summer desserts and for good reason.

Prep time is under 10 minutes and it can be made with any combination of berries and stone fruits. Choose what’s around and ripe for the best flavor. It’s so simple and can be prepared before your guests arrive. While they’re munching on their hot dogs, pop it on the grill. Add a little vanilla ice cream to each plate before serving and prepare to be worshipped and adored.

Mixed Berry and Stone Fruit Cobbler

Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 cups of berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc…)

4 cups stone fruit, pit removed and cut into 1/2–inch slices (apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines)

1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons (for mixing into fruit)

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 3 tablespoons for mixing into fruit

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 stick, unsalted butter melted, plus a little extra for greasing the cast-iron skillet

1 cup buttermilk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium. Grease a 10-12-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together stone fruit, berries, 2 tablespoons sugar and 3 tablespoons of flour.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in melted butter and buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
  4. Dump fruit into prepared skillet and top with ¼ cup sized dollops of cobbler topping. Cover skillet with heavy-duty aluminum foil (making sure the foil doesn’t touch the topping) and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and serve topped with ice cream.
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