Easy Fruit Cobblers & Crisps

Cobblers and crisps traditionally are warm fruit desserts with a biscuit or crunchy topping. Thanks to the availability of fresh, frozen, and canned fruits, you can enjoy cobblers and crisps any time of year. Among the variety of fruits, spices, and toppings in these recipes, you'll find the perfect one for you.

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Blueberry, Cherry, or Peach Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler

    Cherry cobbler is a timeless classic. Try it with fresh sour red cherries, which are in season for just a little while. You may also want to put a drop or two of almond extract into the fruit to underscore the cherry taste.

Gingered Mango-Pineapple Crisp in Crunchy Wonton Cups

    The fruits in this crisp are tropical. They let you get a warm hint of summer's pleasure any time of year. The wontons provide a flaky pastry for the "crisp".

Apple-Mango Crisp

    While mangoes are available year round, they aren't always at the peak of ripeness when you need them. So, it's fine to substitute 2 cups chopped refrigerated, frozen, or canned drained mango slices for the fresh mango.

Peach-Berry Cobbler

    To cut the calories and carbs even more, you can use the sugar substitute option.

Peach Macaroon Cobbler

    Warm baked peaches and a coconut-filled topping make this dessert a treat for the eyes as well as for the taste buds. Serve with whipped cream for a memorable ending to a meal.

Rhubarb Surprise Crisp

    The "surprise" in this delicious crisp is a touch of fresh basil, which imparts its cinnamon-clovelike taste and scent to the fruit mixture.

Peach-Almond Crisp

    This ginger-spiced fruit dessert is a breeze to put together. Select peaches that have healthy golden-yellow skin without tinges of green. The ripe fruit should yield slightly to gentle pressure.

Pineapple-Pear Crisp

    Fruit crisps are delicious ways to boost your fruit intake. Diets rich in fruits (and vegetables) may reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.

Grilled Fruit Crisp

    Fresh peaches and canned pineapple are topped with a spiced oat mixture and cooked on the grill. If you can't get ripe, fragrant fresh peaches, substitute frozen or canned.

Polenta-Pecan Apple Cobbler

    If you're used to serving polenta only in savory dishes, here's a new way to try it. Polenta, made from cornmeal, makes a great-tasting topping for this apple-cherry cobbler.

Pear and Blueberry Crisp

    The no-fuss topper for this blueberry-and-pear tempter whirls together in seconds in the food processor.

Cherry and Raspberry Cobbler

    This cobbler uses frozen fruit so you don't need to wait for summer to enjoy it. Do not drain the thawed fruit.

Apple-Cherry Cobbler

    Some people think classic Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Jonathan apples make for the best cobblers. With the great variety of apples available, mix and match to find your favorite.

Peach-Pecan Cobbler

    This tender pecan-studded biscuit topping is mounded atop the cinnamon-spiced peach filling and baked until golden. It is best served warm with ice cream.

Cheery Cherry-Peach Cobbler

    Summer or winter, this homespun cobbler ends any meal on a delicious note. A biscuitlike, low-fat topping covers sweet golden peaches and tart red cherries.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

    Orange liqueur adds flavor sophistication to this juicy combination of sweet and tart fruit beneath a biscuit topper. For a special touch, serve warm with whipped cream.

Nectarine-Raspberry Crisp

    Chock-full of juicy nectarines and jewel-toned raspberries, this juicy crisp takes full advantage of the best of summer's sweet fruits. If you're pressed for time, assemble it up to 6 hours ahead, then chill until it's time to put it on the grill.

Pear Crisp with Lemon Sauce

    This updated version of classic crisp boasts a crunchy topping of oats and almonds baked over tender fruit and served with a lively lemon sauce.

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