28 Fruit Desserts Easier Than Pie
Pie who? Let me introduce you to your new, totally low-maintenance fruity friends: betty, buckle, crisp, crumble, grunt, pandowdy, and slump.
1. Honey Rhubarb Brown Betty
2. Peach Brown Betty
3. Blueberry Buckle
4. Nectarine Brown Butter Buckle
5. Rhubarb Buckle
N.B. Opinions vary infinitely regarding the difference, if there is one, between a crisp and a crumble. One might have oats, but the other might too. According to Gourmet, "A crisp is called a crumble in Britain." Jolly good, carry on.
6. Rhubarb Crisp
7. Plum Berry Crisp
8. Cherry Coconut Crisp (Gluten-Free)
9. Caramelized Banana Crisp
10. Raspberry Crisp
11. Peach and Blackberry Crisp
12. Pear Ginger Crumble (Gluten-Free)
13. Blackberry Rhubarb Crumble
14. Mango Ginger Crumble
15. Peach and Pecan Sandy Crumble
16. Blueberry Drop Biscuit Cobbler
17. Stone Fruit Cobbler
18. Brown Sugar Berry Cobbler
19. Cherry Cobbler with Almond–Buttermilk Topping
20. Peach Blueberry Cobbler
21. Mixed Berry Grunt
22. Plum Slump
23. Blackberry Slump
24. Stone Fruit Slump
25. Plum Pandowdy
26. Raspberry Pandowdy
27. Apricot and Sweet Cherry Pandowdy
28. Stone Fruit Patchwork Bake
A brown betty is the easiest of all: fruit baked with buttery bread crumbs on top.
A buckle is like a coffee cake with fruit inside: cake batter on the bottom, streusel crumbs (flour + sugar + butter) on top.
A crisp and a crumble are the same thing: fruit baked with streusel on top.
A cobbler is fruit baked with biscuit dough on top.
A grunt and a slump are the same thing: fruit cooked with dumplings on top — basically, steamed cobblers.
A pandowdy is a pantsless pie — just a top crust, broken up with a knife.