Before the introduction of refrigerated transportation, only locally grown produce was available to most Americans. This was reflected in their choice of desserts. Cherry cobblers were a Midwestern favorite, apple and blueberry cobblers were enjoyed in the North, and peaches graced cobblers of the South.
Serve warm cobbler with cream, ice cream or whipped cream.
Because ovens generally take ten minutes to preheat, heating the filling and the oven at the same time is a convenient dovetailing method. Also, if cobbler fillings aren’t heated before the dough is added, the dough may still have many uncooked spots after baking.