What differentiates a cobbler from a crumble from a crisp? Simple: Cobbler is a fruit base with a doughy, almost cake-like topping rather than a crispy or crumbly, almost cookie-like topping. The result is a slightly less-sweet dessert that focusses more on the flavor of the fruit and the combination of textures. It really sings when served with a drizzle of heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream that’s just starting to melt.
This cobbler is a pear version, with a light and fluffy topping that compliments the fruit perfectly. The preparation only takes 20 minutes, and you’ll know it’s almost done in the oven once the house starts to take on a mouth-watering cobbler scent!