Fruit Crumbles, Crisps & Cobblers
There are very few desserts that are easier to make and more delicious than a fruit crisp, crumble or cobbler. They're the perfect way to showcase fresh, in-season fruit - and only require a few simple ingredients.
They're quicker to prepare than pie and feature a layer of juicy fruit filling and some kind of topping.
So what's the difference between a fruit crisp, crumble & cobbler?
A fruit crisp has a bottom layer of fruit filling. The top is made from flour, sugar, spices, butter, and sometimes oats or nuts to give it a delicious crunch.
A fruit crumble is very similar to a crisp with a fruit layer on the bottom and topping made with the same ingredients. However, a crumble has larger pieces of topping - providing more crunch and texture than a crisp. You can think of the topping on a fruit crumble like a thick layer of streusel.
A cobbler is also a baked fruit dessert, with a fruit layer on the bottom. The topping is a biscuit layer that's soft and fluffy on the inside and golden brown on top. It's called a cobbler because the biscuit layer on top resembles cobbled streets. The biscuit topping is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, milk and sometimes egg.