21 Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles That Are Full of Fruit

Take advantage of summer’s best produce and make one of these delicious desserts. A scoop of ice cream on top is optional—but highly recommended!

June 02, 2023

Our Best Cobbler Recipes—and Beyond

You could call fruit crisps, cobblers and crumbles "old-fashioned," but that really means they’re classics! They can show off just about anything you've picked up at the farmers market, which makes them ideal summer fruit desserts. Have some cherries on hand? How about a pint of blueberries? Fresh-picked peaches? Whatever you have, throw it into these recipes, and you'll have a homemade treat perfect for everything from cookouts to summer weeknight dinners. Wondering where to start? You can't go wrong with a timeless peach cobbler. There’s no better way to put ripe peaches to use than by baking them in the oven—topped with a buttery biscuit dough!

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Blueberry and Nectarine Cobbler

When adding juicy summer fruit (like blueberries) to pies and cobblers, you generally need something to help the fruit coalesce into a sauce. We love instant tapioca, as it thickens while fading into the background, letting the fruit shine.

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The Best Cherry Cobbler

The best cherry cobbler tastes of rich, sweet cherries, has a light, flakey biscuit topping and takes just a few minutes to pull together. In search of the juiciest, most concentrated filling, we tested cobblers with fresh cherries, cobblers with frozen cherries, cobblers with a lot of cornstarch and cobblers with less. The winner was clear: frozen cherries have the lush, quintessential cherry flavor and perfect velvety texture that make cherry cobbler so beloved. Bonus points for the fact that they don’t require pitting and can be purchased year-round. A quarter cup of cornstarch helps set the fruit without becoming pasty. A dash of almond extract and some vanilla bean paste brings out the fruit’s floral side. We covered the cherries with an easy sweet biscuit dough; a dusting of coarse sugar and flakey sea salt are the finishing touches that takes this cobbler to the next level. Note: This recipe also works with fresh cherries. If you are looking to use up your bounty, scroll to the bottom of the recipe to see how to adapt it for fresh fruit.

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Black Plum and Cardamom Crumble

Trisha makes ripe black plums even more sweet and delicious by baking them with honey and spices. A cardamom and brown sugar topping makes the perfect finish for this simple, irresistible dessert.

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Blackberry Cobbler

Ree’s cobbler is ready to serve in just 45 minutes thanks to refrigerated pie crust. You can use homemade pie dough if you prefer — just be sure it’s well chilled before you start cutting the strips and weaving the lattice design.

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Peach-Corn Cobbler

Combining two of our favorite summer flavors into one, this juicy peach cobbler is topped with a sweet, scratch-made cornbread topping.

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Blueberry Buckle

Alton's blueberry-filled cake starts with a smooth batter that is sprinkled with a streusel topping — and plenty of fruit.

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Peach and Raspberry Cobbler

Bake honey- and lemon-coated peaches with a biscuit topping until browned and bubbly for a dessert everyone will love.

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Blackberry Cobbler

Trisha says, "This is my grandmother Lizzy's recipe. I love it because it has a double-layer crust — and everybody loves crust!" We couldn't agree more, Trisha!

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Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Stir one-quarter cup of bourbon into peach cobbler filling for the ultimate take on the classic summer dessert. The alcohol will bake off, making this a treat that's good for the kiddos, too.

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Plum-Nectarine-Blackberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Pistachio Topping

Toss nectarines, plums and blackberries with sugar for a sweet and tangy fruit filling.

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Vegan Peach Cobbler

When using ripe, succulent fruits, this cobbler bakes for just 20 to 25 minutes. If your fruit is not perfectly ripe, cover the cobbler and bake until the fruit is easily pierced with a knife, 10 to 15 minutes, then uncover and bake until the topping is beginning to brown around the edges.

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Rhubarb Crumble

For a healthier take on the classic crumble, top rhubarb and strawberries with almonds and Greek yogurt.

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Cherry-Chocolate Cobbler

Cherries and chocolate are a classic combo — so we couldn’t resist adding some semisweet chunks to the topping for this summery cobbler.

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Blueberry Crumble With Cornmeal-Almond Topping

Make an almond-filled topping for a blueberry base; the two flavors complement each other perfectly.

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Ree Drummond's Blueberry Cobbler

Ree's simpler cobbler is one of our go-to recipes during the summer. Fresh-picked blueberries topped with a sweet and simple dough make the perfect warm-weather dessert — served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, of course!

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Cin-ful Peach Cobbler

Brown sugar will bring a rich, deep molasses flavor to peach cobbler.

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Apple-Raspberry Crumble with Oat-Walnut Topping

Enjoy this not-too-sweet crumble straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

The great part about a cobbler is that it can be made ahead and then served warm, chilled or at room temperature. Plus, you can swap in other fruits like blueberries, plums, cherries and more depending on what's in season near you.

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Sour Mash Blackberry Cobbler

This crowd-pleasing dessert couldn’t be simpler. It comes together with just 15 minutes of active baking — and a handful of pantry and refrigerator staples.

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Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Serve Giada's oat-topped peach and strawberry mixture with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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