Fruit crisps are one of my favorite desserts to make, a of course eat. Have you ever wondered what the difference between a cobbler and a crisp are though? I was asking myself the same question while making this beauty. I did my research and this is what I came up with. A crisp is a crumbled buttery topping, and a cobbler has a dropped biscuit like topping. So there you go there is the difference.
I decided on a pear crisp because I had about 4 pears that were about to go bad sitting on my counter, but they would be perfect for a crisp. I ran across this recipe that looked great that I revised a little to make my own.
4 -5 whole Pears
1 ½ apples
1 ½ cups of blueberries
2/3 cups sugar
1/5 cup of brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans very finely chopped
1/3 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, core, and dice pears and apples. I used frozen blueberries, so be sure they are thawed out before adding to mix. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/5 cup brown sugar. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, oats and pecans. Stir together. Drizzle melted butter gradually, stirring with a fork as you go until all combined.
Place your fruit in a 9×13 greased pan, and sprinkle your topping right on top. Now you can bake it for about 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.
I hope you enjoy this delicious dessert as much as we did. Crisp and cobblers I think can be made with any sort of fruit you have in your house. Besides bananas, I have never made a banana crisp or cobbler. If you try it let me know how it turns out. 🙂 What sort of crisps or cobblers do you like? Do you prefer crisps or cobblers??