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Cream of the Crop

18 Best Cobbler, Crisp, & Crumble Recipes to Make The Most of Summer Fruit

July 28th, 2017

Last weekend I met up with my parents at our lakehouse for a long, lazy weekend. I love relaxing as much as the next girl, but after a couple days of doing nothing, I was itching to get my hands dirty. I had this grand idea of baking the ultimate fruit pie, but as I started looking up recipes, I realized that a lot more work went into baking a pie than I thought; many of the recipes needed to be prepared over the course of two days! So I nixed my pie idea and started looking for something with the same great taste but that required less hard work. That’s when I fell into the delicious world of cobblers, crisps, and crumbles…

Truth be told, we spent a good amount of time in the CS office debating whether there was truly any distinction between a cobbler, a crisp, and a crumble. And while our stomachs probably can’t tell the difference, here’s the breakdown we settled on: a cobbler is a baked fruit mixture with a biscuit-like top crust, while a crisp or crumble is a baked fruit mixture with a toasted cornmeal or oats-based topping. All three are best served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Scroll down for some of our favorite recipes and let us know which ones you’ll be serving up this summer!

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  1. I love that you added a few vegan ones in, I’m definitely going to be adding these to my dinner party approved dessert list for when I have vegan friends in the mix!

    Lindsey at This Miss Cooks

  2. Karin says:

    I printed out 2 myself, Sugar & Charm’s Blackberry Cobbler and Grandma’s Peach and Blackberry Cobbler….myself, not a fan of oatmeal crumbles.

  3. npharney says:

    mmmmm these all look so delicious! I love a good crumble as soon as the weather starts to cool down

    – Natalie

  4. Kay Nguyen says:

    All of these look amazing! Will have to try them for sure <3

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