Dessert Fruit Grilling

Grilled Blueberry-Peach Crumble

Back in September 2015 I saw this terrific Skillet Peach Cobbler made in individual cast iron skillets, and wondered how it would translate to one big skillet baked on the grill. I waited all winter to give it a try, and here it is. I only made a few changes, other than the size of the skillet, to Shari’s recipe:

  • First, I made it mostly blueberry, with just a few peaches scattered around. I used 3 pints of blueberries and 3 peaches.
  • Because it seemed like a lot of fruit, I increased the lemon juice to 2 tablespoons.

Everything else is exactly as you will find it in the original. In the fall, I like oatmeal in such a dessert, but in the summer, I think that’s a little heavy, so I like this kind of topping that is very much like a streusel topping.

Of course, the blueberries I found had almost more stems than blueberries, so I had to do a lot of stemming, and the peaches were the kind where the flesh sticks to the pit, so I had to cut it off the pit before I could slice it. Luckily, a crumble or crisp or cobbler or whatever you call it is forgiving about the appearance of the fruit.

I used the indirect grilling method, with the skillet in the center between coals in side baskets. It was 400° when I put the pan in, but it quickly settled down to between 300°-350° and stayed there. I checked it after 20 minutes and the fruit was bubbling around the edges, but the crumble was not yet browned. Because I had it all in one pan, I figured it might take as long as 45 minutes and it did. I think you could translate that longer time to oven baking, as well.

Don’t forget to stop by Cook AZ I Do for the original recipe and other great recipes: Skillet Peach Cobbler

2 comments

  1. I love this idea, Barbara! We are going to our cabin soon, and I would love to try this method and recipe for the Blueberry-Peach Crumble. I like blueberries almost as much as peaches so heavier on the blueberries would be great with me. Thanks so much for the link back to my site!

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