Grain-Free Rhubarb Cobbler with Macaron Topping

Published on May 17, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

3 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 6 - 8
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Juicy Grain-Free Rhubarb Cobbler with hidden apples, a hint of cinnamon…topped with light macarons that are beyond delicious. Every bite is filled with lightly sweetened tender rhubarb, apples, extra juice and light, just a little chewy, and soft macarons. Add whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt for the best rhubarb cobbler to celebrate the warmer days ahead!

grain-free rhubarb cobbler

What is a cobbler?

Cobbler can be sweet or savoury, but more often, it is served as a dessert. The dessert is made with a fruit filling in a large baking dish or a skillet and topped with biscuits, batter, or dumplings. The cobbler is then baked and consists of tender fruit, juices and a biscuit-like topping. Some southern recipes are made with a thick-crusted pie crust with a bottom and top.

macaroon, grain-free

Macaron Topped Grain-Free Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

I am super excited about this macaron topped grain-free rhubarb cobbler recipe. I mean, who doesn’t love macarons. Macarons were first introduced to France by an Italian chef. But have since been popular in France since the 17th century. Macarons are made with almond flour making them grain-free and acceptable for a gluten-free diet.

rhubarb cobbler with macaron topping

Easy Gluten-Free Fruit Dessert

Macarons are grain-free, making them ideal for a gluten-free dessert. Although making authentic macarons with a cream filling is tedious, using macarons as a topping for cobbler is easier than any other topping. The three main ingredients to make macarons are almond flour, sugar, and egg whites – simple.

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macaron vs macaroon

The two versions were confusing to me at first. So, macarons are airy meringue sandwiches filled with cream. They come in various colours, and they are divine! The French refer to them as macarons, and they are prevalent in France. 

On the other hand, macaroons are a type of cookie made with shredded coconut with a golden crust. This version is very popular with the European Jewish community. Both versions are made with almost the same ingredients, except one has almond flour the other shredded coconut.

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best fruit for cobbler

For this grain-free rhubarb cobbler, I used in-season rhubarb. One of my favourite rhubarb recipes is the Gluten-Free Rhubarb Apple Coffee Cake  or have you tried our Gluten-Free Blueberry Rhubarb Muffins. And the apples add sweetness and a lovely texture to the cobbler.

Other popular fruits to use in cobblers are stone fruits such as peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries. I found that mixing two or three fruits give you the best texture and flavour. Berries, apples and pears are also loved in cobbler recipes such as this Easy Grain-Free Blueberry Cobbleror the Skillet Strawberry Cobbler with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Biscuits.

Grain-Free Rhubarb Cobbler with Macaron Topping: The Recipe

Fruit cobbler is a popular dessert, especially during the warmer weather! The reason is, that the recipe is simple, and you use fresh in-season fruit.

Simple and Delicious Fruit Filling

To make the fruit filling, chop your favorite fruit into small pieces, and add some flavors like cinnamon, lemon juice, vanilla, and a sweetener. Some fruits release a lot of juice, so adding tapioca starch, arrowroot starch, or corn starch is necessary to thicken the juices.

Cooking the Fruit

Once the fruit mixture is prepared, you can simmer it on the stove or bake it in the oven, just like you would when making a pie. What makes some cobblers better than others are the toppings.

A Unique Twist: Macaron Topping

In this grain-free rhubarb cobbler recipe, I used a macaron topping. I can tell you — this is the best gluten-free cobbler I have tasted. The macarons are light and airy, so they don’t overpower the juicy fruit. You can taste the fruit and the delicious juices, and enjoy the macarons.

grain-free rhubarb cobbler

Serving Suggestions for the Perfect Grain-Free Cobbler

This grain-free cobbler is sooo good that you will enjoy it just as is. Often cobblers are served with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or yogurt.

Recipe Review

What I love about this gluten-free cobbler is that you can serve it for breakfast with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. I like my cobbler at room temperature, but serving it warm is outsttanding. YUM!

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