Regardless of the season, a yummy crisp or cobbler is the perfect go-to recipe to showcase your favorite fruit of the month. Whether it's strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, cherry, rhubarb, peach, apple, plum, blackberry, or mixed berry, cobblers and crisps are often faster and easier to prepare than a traditional pie recipe. No matter if you prefer a sweet, crumbly crisp or an old-fashioned doughy cobbler, each one is as pretty to look at as it is to eat. These tempting desserts are the perfect ending to any meal and even make a great afternoon or evening snack. A proven crowd-pleaser, they are also a favorite at potlucks, picnics, tailgate parties, or any other casual gathering. Some people like them best when served warm, topped with a big scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt. No matter how you serve them, these delectable fruity treats hit the spot every time.
Don't let a spring or early summer season pass you by without making this rhubarb crisp recipe. Using only rhubarb (no strawberries or other fruits), this crisp recipe is for lovers of rhubarb's natural sweet-tart flavor.
You can use almost any variety of pears here, but Bosc pears are our go-to variety for baking because they hold their shape best. Look for ones that are fragrant and ready to eat but still firm to the touch.