Rollie Wesen’s secret for making a crisp topping is to sprinkle it lightly over the fruit in a thick, even layer without packing the crumbs together. He is super-generous with the topping because he loves how it complements the tangy filling.
To vary the filling here, use 4 pounds stone fruit (peaches, nectarines and apricots) cut into large wedges; or 4 pounds of plums, cut into 1-inch cubes; or 6 pints of berries (strawberries, blackberries and raspberries); and skip the lemon juice.
Unlike most people who make cobblers, Bobby Flay opts to bake the biscuits separately from the fruit so the undersides cook fully; then, just before serving, he sets the biscuits on the fruit and bakes them for a few more minutes, so they can soak up some of the juices without getting soggy.
This sweet and tart berry cobbler has plenty of luxurious juices for spooning over vanilla ice cream. The mini cornmeal-and-honey biscuits that top the dessert would also be great shaped into large rounds and used for strawberry shortcake.
To vary the filling here, use 4 pounds of stone fruit (peaches, nectarines and apricots) cut into large wedges; or 4 pounds of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries); or 6 pints of blueberries plus 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
Tropical Fruit Cobbler with Coconut Macaroon Topping
Because they don't contain leavening (or dairy, which is prohibited at meat-based meals), coconut macaroon cookies are commonly served at seders. Adam Perry Lang wanted to play on the idea of a macaroon in this clever dessert, so he turned the cookie into a fluffy meringue with toasted coconut and ground almonds, which he then uses to top a juicy mixture of pineapple and mango.