Cobbler and Crisp Recipes | Midwest Living

Cobbler and Crisp Recipes

See our best cobbler and crisp recipes including blueberry cobbler, rhubarb crunch, slow-cooker cherry-nut cobbler, cherry cobbler, peach dumplings, blackberry cobbler and more.
  • Double Berry Cobbler

    Double Berry Cobbler

    Handy shortcuts make this recipe a breeze. Cooking the fruit in an oven-safe skillet cuts the bake time (and the number of dirty dishes). Refrigerated biscuits form the simple topper.

    Double Berry Cobbler

  • Peach-Blueberry Brown Betty

    Peach-Blueberry Brown Betty

    Traditionally made with apples, a brown Betty is the low-maintenance cousin to cobblers, pies and crisps. Drizzled in butter and dusted in sugar, plain bread cubes morph into dessert croutons that deliciously soak up the peach and blueberry juices.

    Peach-Blueberry Brown Betty recipe

  • Maple-Walnut Apple Cobbler

    Maple-Walnut Apple Cobbler

    This easy skillet cobbler is bursting with harvest flavor: crisp apples, cinnamon, toasted walnuts and sweet maple syrup.

    Maple-Walnut Apple Cobbler

  • Peach Pinwheel Dumplings

    Peach Pinwheel Dumplings

    The biscuits absorb some of the cooking liquid, but this is still a very juicy dessert. The syrupy liquid tastes divine with vanilla ice cream. The recipe comes from Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass, Illinois.

    Peach Pinwheel Dumplings


  • Nutty Caramel Apple Crisp

    Nutty Caramel Apple Crisp

    A double dose of caramel—baked in with the fruit and drizzled on top—elevates the humble crisp to new levels of indulgence. Mix two types of apples for the best texture. The tender apples cook down and create a sort of thick sauce; the firm apples hold their shape. Boiled cider, which you can purchase at specialty stores or online or make using our recipe, adds an extra splash of apple flavor to this dessert.

    Nutty Caramel Apple Crisp

  • Rhubarb Crunch

    Rhubarb Crunch

    Similar to an apple brown betty or fruit crisp, this rustic dessert has a cinnamon topping that blends graham cracker crumbs and pecans with sugar, butter and bread crumbs.

    When shopping for fresh rhubarb, avoid limp or thick stalks, which tend to be tougher. You can also use frozen rhubarb to create this dessert.

    Rhubarb Crunch

  • Spiced Pear-Cranberry Cobbler

    You can almost remember a misty-morning trip to the orchards and bogs when you taste this riff on a Midwest favorite. A pumpkin-cornmeal biscuit crowns the sweet-tangy fruit duo.

    Spiced Pear-Cranberry Cobbler

  • Quick and Easy Dessert Recipes—Quick Cherry Crisp

    Quick Cherry Crisp

    Crumbled shortbread cookies and toasted pecans top succulent red cherries in this easy-to-make dessert.

    Quick Cherry Crisp

  • Mini Peach-Berry Cobblers

    Mini Peach-Berry Cobblers

    What's better than a warm biscuit-topped cobbler? A warm biscuit-topped cobbler you have all to yourself.

    Mini Peach-Berry Cobblers

  • Orange-Laced Blueberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Almond Biscuits

    Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, tops a juicy base with so-tender drop biscuits tasting of almonds—from almond flour! (Purchase it online or at large supermarkets.) 

    Orange-Laced Blueberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Almond Biscuits

  • Triple-Berry Cobbler

    Bubbling blueberries, raspberries and blackberries cook along with a batter flavored by cinnamon and nutmeg. Top with ice cream or whipped cream if you like.

    Triple-Berry Cobbler

  • Cherry-Nut Cobbler

    Cherry-Nut Cobbler

    This creative slow-cooker recipe takes advantage of several shortcut ingredients, including muffin mix and canned cherry pie filling, for an easy dessert.

    Cherry-Nut Cobbler

  • Grilled Peach Cobbler

    Grilled Peach Cobbler

    Pumpkin seeds and almond flour add wholesome nuttiness to this summer dessert, which is drizzled with an anise-flavored spirit (or brandy) before baking. The recipe was created by Nettie Colon, head cook at Chef Camp in Minnesota.

    Grilled Peach Cobbler

  • Rise and Shine Cranberry-Apple Crisp

    Spiced coconut streusel adds crunch to healthy apples and berries.

    Rise and Shine Cranberry-Apple Crisp

  • War Eagle Bean Palace Pecan Cobbler

    Using the beloved pecan pie as a guide, cooks for the restaurant at the top of War Eagle Mill near Rogers, Arkansas, fashioned this cobbler, adding oat flour for a different flavor in the crust. The buttery crust layers in the middle of the syrupy filling, for a variation on the usual crown of topping. A generous measure of pecans adds crunch.

    War Eagle Bean Palace Pecan Cobbler


  • Berry Easy Cobbler

    Berry Easy Cobbler

    This crunch-topped cobbler calls for 3 cups of blueberries, but if you'd like a double-fruit version, reduce the blueberries to 2 cups and add 2 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries.

    Berry Easy Cobbler

  • Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

    Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

    Prep this easy dessert in just 10 minutes, then bake for 25 minutes. Crumbled pecan shortbread cookies form the topping over a fresh fruit filling.

    Strawberry-Blueberry Cookie Crisp

  • Ozark Blackberry Cobbler

    A sugared crispy pastry covers sweet juicy berries in this traditional dessert from the Monte Ne Inn near Rogers, Arkansas.

    Ozark Blackberry Cobbler

  • Ginger-Cinnamon Apple Crisp

    "This is a twist on a popular dish and is one of my personal favorites," says April Osburn from the Clabber Girl Bake Shop in Terre Haute, Indiana. Thinly slice the apples so they soften in the allotted baking time.

    Ginger-Cinnamon Apple Crisp

  • Raspberry-Ginger Cobbler

    This tangy cobbler is one of the inventive dishes created by The Story Inn, a tin-fronted general store that constitutes almost the entire town of Story in Brown County, Indiana.

    Raspberry-Ginger Cobbler

  • Ozark Berry Cobbler

    Ozark Berry Cobbler

    Ozark cooks fill this cobbler with any kind of fruit they have on hand. This version sandwiches juicy berries between the streusel top and pastry.

    Ozark Berry Cobbler

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