You don't have to turn on the oven during the summer to cook dessert for your brood. Keep the heat outdoors where it belongs by preparing your pies and cobblers on the grill. This skillet method of baking isn't so different from the way the settlers did it, and fruity cobblers and crumbles lend themselves well to grilling. You can probably even modify your own favorite recipes for the grill. Just keep these things in mind:
- Cook on medium, indirect heat.
- Use an 8- to 10-inch cast iron skillet. It will absorb the heat and distribute it evenly.
- Don't drape crusts over the edge of the skillet. Instead, tuck them inside.
- Cook on a covered grill.
- Rotate the skillet halfway through cooking.
Pile heaping spoonfuls of hot cobbler on a plate, then pair with ice cream or a fruity sorbet.