Fond memories of summer berry crisps are standard around here. Maybe they make so many appearances at potlucks and backyard barbecues due to the fact they’re easy to assemble, require a short list of ingredients, and are oh-so-versatile when it comes to using what happens to be in season.
Crumble, Crisp or Cobbler?
Here’s a quick guide to distinguishing between these similar desserts.
Topping includes a mixture of flour, sugar and butter and bakes into a pastry-like dessert.
Very similar to crumble but always includes whole oats in the topping mixture.
Usually topped with a biscuit-like dough for a sturdier structure.
- 3 cups blueberries
- 3 cups peaches, chopped
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup coconut oil or butter
- Whipped cream or ice cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a baking dish (9"x13" rectangle dish works great).
- Gently combine blueberries and peaches with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Place in greased baking dish.
- Combine oats, flour, sugars and salt in a bowl. Slowly cut in butter or coconut oil until topping resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over blueberry/peach filling.
- Place baking dish on a baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden brown, about 50-60 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.