30 Fruity Cobbler, Crumble, Crisp, and Buckle Recipes
Pick up a pint of plump berries or a basket of perfectly ripened peaches and let these easy recipes inspire you to create delicious fruit-filled desserts.
We can't get enough of cobblers, crumbles, crisps, and buckles. These fruit-based desserts are the perfect way to make use of a bounty of summer and fall fruits such as peaches, berries, apples, pears, and more. From large-form desserts baked in one casserole dish to individual desserts such as the Cardamom-Scented Peach-Apricot Cobblers that are seen here, there are so many sweet ways to serve up juicy fruit. In this recipe, a combination of peaches and apricots are tossed with ground cardamom and ground allspice, plus granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice for a filling bursting with the sweet flavors and aromas of warm-weather months. The cobblers are each topped with buttery buttermilk biscuits and these certainly don't disappoint.
On the other hand, crumble and crisp recipes are characterized by their streusel topping, which is generally made with a combination of flour, sugar, and butter. While crisps typically contain nuts or oats (or both!), crumbles are simpler. We have several recipes that feature summer berries, stone fruit, or apples. Make a single fruit crisp or crumble or mix and match—think strawberries and apricots, apples and pears, or raspberries and peaches—in these desserts.
Finally, try our buckle recipes with blueberries, raspberries, and peaches. A buckle is a single-layer, super moist cake studded with fruit. Get creative with the fruit you've picked at the farmers' market or orchard.
You can celebrate the arrival of seasonal fruit all year long with these cobbler, crumble, crisp, and buckle recipes. Don't forget to serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
Martha first baked this buckle dessert with her mother on her show, and the recipe continues to hold a special place in our hearts. The combination of the moist, berry-studded cake and a sweet streusel on top makes it a winner.
If you can find gooseberries, make them shine alongside fresh raspberries in this crumble recipe that also gets a touch of spice from freshly grated nutmeg.
Martha's Peach Buckle
Buckle up for this delicious fruity dessert when peaches are in season. It calls for three plump fruits and is packed with summer flavor.
Vegan Blueberry Crisp
If you've recently gone blueberry picking, there's no better recipe than this one, which calls for two pounds of blueberries tossed with cornstarch, lemon juice, and granulated sugar.
Cast-Iron Huckleberry Cobbler
Quinoa Apple-Pear Crumble
Peach-and-Raspberry Oat Cobbler
Southern-Style Individual Peach Cobblers
Instead of the usual family format, make four individual cobblers studded with peach wedges and scented with ground cinnamon.
Nectarine-Raspberry Cornmeal Crisp
Biscuit-and-Strawberry Jam Cobbler
In our strawberry version, the fruit is cooked to a jammy consistency and topped with a not-too-sweet, breakfast-style cream biscuit.
The jammy, intensely fruity base of this raspberry cobbler—which packs in five whole cups of berries—is balanced by a light, sweet biscuit topping.
Best Berry Cobbler
Why choose between peach or blueberry cobbler when you can have both? You can make individual servings in four eight-ounce ramekins, or combine everything in a one-quart baking dish.
Three pints of fresh blueberries go into this juicy, lightly sweetened fruit crisp. Use oats, chopped nuts, or some of each to add texture and crunch to the sweet, buttery topping.
Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble
Orange juice and zest add a fresh twist to this blackberry crisp. If you like, use a combination of berries in this recipe.
Plum Oatmeal Crisp
Irresistible desserts don't need a mile-long ingredient list or an elaborate prep—and this tempting crisp proves it.
In this version of the classic, spiced apricot wedges are arranged atop a toasted-almond batter. Baking puffs up the cake, so only bits of fruit peek through.