There’s no better time than summer to try experimenting with different recipes, especially when it comes to desserts. As a relative newbie to the foodie world, I’m still learning how to properly cook a burger, let alone anything fancier. One dessert that’s always intrigued me, however, are fruit cobblers. Growing up in the Midwest, this was never a food I was familiar with until I started working with recipes everyday.
Fruit cobblers have become my mystery dessert recipe that I’m determined to figure out. As such, I’ve done my research and found a few tips and tricks for making my first fruit cobbler attempt a rousing success (…hopefully).
5 Tips & Tricks For the Perfect Summer Fruit Cobbler
1) When you can, try to use fresh fruit in your cobbler recipe. If you do end up using frozen fruit, you will need to cook it a little longer to make sure the fruit mixture has properly thickened.
2) If you’re using a fruit that’s low in sugar (i.e. apples), mix the fruit with a little extra sugar to sweeten it up before placing it into the pan.
3) You don’t need to follow every recipe to a “T.” Feel free to mix in other fruits to make your summer cobbler extra tasty!
4) If you’re using canned fruit, be sure to drain and rinse it before cooking. You may need to get extra fruit to compensate for the loss of syrup.
5) If you don’t like peeling fruits with a knife, you have an alternative! Submerge your fruit in boiling water for about a minute and immediately plunge it into cold water. The skin should peel right off â€” no knife required!
Now that you’ve got your tips and tricks handy, grab your favorite flavor of ice cream (It is summer, after all.) to top off your cobbler, and get cooking! Our friends from FaveHealthyRecipes.com have a few summer fruit cobbler recipes to help you get started:
It’s your turn! What’s your favorite flavor of fruit cobbler?