Easy Cobbler Recipes (And Crisps Too!)

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Similar to pie, but without a bottom crust, cobblers in the United States are normally fruit-filled, baked desserts. Whether you like your cobbler warm or room temperature; with or without ice cream, it’s certain that a tasty fruit cobbler is a wonderful way to end a delicious meal.

Passion for Peach Cobbler

You’ll be looking forward to summer, and fresh peach season, every year once you try this cobbler. It’s sure to be a family favorite. Serve with vanilla ice cream to make it even better.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar, plus separate 3 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine peaches, ¼ cup white sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and cornstarch.
  3. Pour peach mixture into a 2-quart baking dish, and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, sift together flour, ¼-cup white sugar, ¼-cup brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Blend butter into the flour mixture, using your fingers or a pastry blender, until the batter is like coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
  6. Remove peaches from oven, and use a spoon to evenly drop batter over the top.
  7. Combine 3 tablespoons white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, then sprinkle over the top of the cobbler.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cobbler is golden.

Best Blueberry Cobbler

Choose fresh, plump, firm blueberries for the best taste. So good, you’ll want seconds, but it will be all gone!


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • ½ cup white sugar, plus separate 3 tablespoons
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a square baking dish, mix blueberries, 3 tablespoons sugar and orange juice. Set aside.
  3. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In mixing bowl, cream butter and ½ cup sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Slowly mix in flour mixture, stirring just to combine ingredients.
  6. Drop batter by spoonfuls over berry mixture. Space evenly.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden brown.

Awesome Apple Crisp

A crisp is similar to a cobbler, but with a crunchier topping. Good baking apples include Cortland, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or Granny Smith.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 10 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup water

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place apple slices in 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  3. Mix white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon, then sprinkle over apples.
  4. Pour water over apples and spices.
  5. In mixing bowl, stir together oats, 1-cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder and soda, and melted butter.
  6. Crumble flour mixture over the apples.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until just golden brown.
  8. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Fantastic Fresh Cherry Crisp

It does take time to pit cherries, but the results are well worth the effort. Sour cherries, also called pie cherries, are the best for making baked goods, but if you can’t find a sour variety like Montmorency or Morello, you can use easier-found sweet varieties like Bing.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cherries, 1-1/2 cups white sugar, and 4 tablespoons flour.
  3. Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. In medium mixing bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, oats and brown sugar. Cut in butter into the mixture is crumbly.
  5. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the cherries.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the top turns golden brown.

Berrylicious Blackberry Cobbler

So delicious with fresh blackberries adding just the right amount of sweet goodness!


  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3-1/2 cups fresh blackberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour melted butter into 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and milk; batter will be lumpy. Pour over butter in baking dish.
  4. Drop blackberries into the batter.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, or until crust is golden brown.

It’s not difficult to make a cobbler, and when your family is raving over the scrumptious results, you’ll be inspired to bake dessert more frequently. So good made with fresh fruit, cobbler is a hearty, simple ending to any great meal.

Last Updated: September 5, 2012
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About Michelle Ullman Michelle Ullman has lived and gardened in Southern California since childhood. A freelance writer, she covers topics ranging from gardening to home improvement to health issues. She also has experience as a catalog copywriter and poet. Michelle has trained and worked as a respiratory therapist and surgical technologist, but prefers to spend her time gardening, and walking with her dog. Michelle holds a Bachelor's Degree from Redlands University in Business Management. 

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