Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler

Heading into the new school season can be stressful for parents, too. That long list of school supplies which becomes the long line at your local office supply store. When I start to feel overwhelmed, I wonder if my kids are feeling the same way. Most of all, I try to make sure that the stress isn’t coming from me.

Cooking together always changes the energy in the room. There’s something so simple, but incredibly meaningful, in making something, anything, from start to finish. When I owned my Italian bakery, there was such pleasure and satisfaction that grew from completing basic tasks, even washing dishes. And at the end of a day spent lifting 50 pound bags of sugar and mixing heavy biscotti doughs, then packing everything up into boxes, I felt good.

This weekend I was happily surprised to still find the sweet and tender fruits of the season. This cobbler is a taste of that easy last-days-of-summer simplicity. Just toss fruit with a sprinkling of sugar and flour (gluten-free or gluten-full), place it into a cast-iron skillet, top with the cobbler dough and grill it. Then, sit back and just take it all in.

Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler

Yield: 8


1 cup plus 1 tablespoon Silvana's Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup dairy-free milk, at room temperature

¼ cup vegetable oil or unsalted butter, melted

1½ pounds nectarines or peaches (3 to 4), sliced

1 cup mixed berries or pitted cherries

Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat a grill to 375 º or medium-high. Grease a medium cast-iron skillet. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, ¼ cup sugar and the baking powder. Mix in the milk and oil until just combined. In another medium bowl, toss together the nectarines, berries, remaining 1 tablespoon flour and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Spoon the fruit into the prepared skillet and dollop the dough over the fruit in 8 spoonfuls; sprinkle with sugar. Cover with foil and grill until the juices are bubbling, about 25 minutes. Remove the foil; let bake until golden, about 15 minutes more. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.


  1. Penny on September 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

    This is my favorite dessert! So easy to make and so delicious to eat! Thank you for this recipe Silvana!

  2. Kathleen's Catholic on September 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. Kids have been asking for cobbler…husband loves cobbler, here we go!

  3. Sophie on October 1, 2010 at 5:14 am

    What a delightful & wonderful lovely dessert!!

    I will make it tonight! thanks!

    Many greetings from a gf & lactose free foodie from Brussels, Belgium!

  4. kitchen on March 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I cant wait to make this! It is my favorite dessert!

  5. Melissa on June 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Is it possible to make this in the oven somehow? I don’t have a grill.

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