Berry-Basil Cobbler

Celebrate summer with this spin on the seasonal classic, cobbler. Here is a very basic recipe for the dessert; use it to play with whatever fruits and flavors you love the most. Substitute cherries for the berries, or use pineapple with the basil and add a kick of cayenne for a little heat.

We’ve already cut back on a traditional cobbler by using whole milk instead of the typical cream, but you can slim down the recipe even more by cutting down on the sugar and just sugaring to taste.

Yield: 6-8 , Prep time: 30 minutes , Cook time: 35-40 minutes



1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Prepare your berries: rinse, and slice if strawberries. Toss them in a mixing bowl with 2/3 cup of sugar, basil, and 2 Tbsp. flour. Stir together and empty into a 9×9 baking dish, or cast-iron skillet.

3. In another bowl, whisk together ¼ cup sugar, 1½ cups flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.

4. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture and incorporate everything using your fingers, until coarse crumbs form.

5. Next, add your milk to the butter-flour crumbs. Stir together until a dough forms. Scoop spoonfuls of dough over the berries, leaving a little room between scoops.

6. Finally, place in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the berries are bubbling and the dough is golden brown. Serve hot with something melty on top.


Tips + Tricks

**The cobbler is best served hot with something creamy on top. Ice cream is my personal favorite, but whipped cream is also delicious. If you are serving this at an outdoor event and freezer space isn't an option, serve it with spoonful of mild, creamy mascarpone cheese.