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What the heck is a Crumble vs. a Cobbler vs. a Crisp vs. a Buckle? 
 
Jun. 4, 2014 11:25 am 
Updated: Jun. 5, 2014 11:55 pm
I was looking at some suggested recipes and there were some cobblers, a crumble and a crisp or two.  I was asking myself, "What is the difference between them?"  So, I looked it up online and I'm copying this from Huffington Post, http://tempuri.org?link=new.

Here's the page in case it disappears some day.

Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Buckle, Brown Betty: What's The Difference? 


> There seems to be some confusion over our baked goods, everyone. Tell the truth: if we asked you to tell us the difference between a crumble, cobbler, crisp, grunt, slump, buckle or brown Betty (without Googling it), could you tell us? Until we started working on this article, we definitely wouldn't have been able to swing it.

> All of these desserts have some common element. Nearly every one involves fruit, butter, sugar and flour in one way or another. The differences are definitely fewer than the similarities, but it's fun to learn new things, especially when those new things are about delicious desserts. Ready? Here we go.

> Crumble
crumble cobbler
A crumble is probably what you think of when you hear any of the names of the other desserts in this list. A crumble is a baked dish of fresh fruit (apples, berries, plums, etc.) that is topped with an oat-based streusel. Add ice cream and transport to summer heaven.

> Crisp
crisp
A crisp is exactly like a crumble, except there are no oats in the streusel. That makes the crisp topping more like sweet, buttery, crumbled pie crust.

> Cobbler
cobbler
If anyone ever serves you a "cobbler" that is topped with pie crust, they are pulling your leg. Or... trying to get you to eat pie. A true cobbler is topped with individually-dropped biscuits. When the dish bakes and the biscuits puff up, they look like a cobblestone street, hence the name cobbler. (We had a major lightbulb moment when we figured this out -- how did we never know that before?)

> Buckle
buckle
A buckle layers a more traditional, cakey batter underneath the fruit. As the dessert cooks, the cake rises around the fruit, which tries its best to sink to the bottom, making the whole thing buckle inwards.

> Grunt/Slump
berry grunt
Great news! A grunt and a slump are exactly the same thing. Grunts and slumps are just like cobblers, only instead of being baked in the oven, they are cooked covered, entirely on the stove-top (or camping fire, or whatever). This steams the biscuits on top of the fruit, rather than bakes them. This dish earned the name "grunt" because that's the noise that the hot, bubbly fruit makes as it "grunts" up around the biscuit dough. This dished earned its other name, "slump," because that is what it does when you try to put it on a plate.

> Brown Betty
brown betty
A brown Betty uses the same kinds of crumbs as a crisp (sweet, buttery, no oats), but there is a layer under the fruit as well as on top of the fruit. Buttery crumb lovers, the brown Betty is your dessert.

 
Comments
mommom 
Jun. 4, 2014 11:52 am
:) COOL!
 
Jun. 4, 2014 12:38 pm
i will have one of each please!!- great blog!!:-)
 
Jun. 5, 2014 11:55 am
Love the information, and I always thought cooking a grunt would just be funny
 
Jun. 5, 2014 11:55 pm
Thanks for this info. I always thought crumble and crisp were the same. Consider me learn-ed. :-)
 
 
 
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I love trying new recipes. I don't cook during the week due to the time I get home. But I always like to try a new recipe on the weekend.
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I love all cuisines. The only one that I have not had a chance to try is Indian cuisine. No one has asked me to make it, and the spices were usually too much for the kids and wife.
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I like to make Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie during the winter. It's a great comfort food. Also, it's traditional for me to make a large bowl of my mother's potato salad during the summer, and whether it's true or not, I'll say, "This is the best one that I've ever made." :D
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Anything that I make that doesn't burn and is still edible with some good flavoring is a triumph. :D
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Tragedy? Nothing that bad. I can't remember the dish, but it had scallops and shrimp in it, and it was a Latin cuisine dish. I ate it the first night, but I just didn't enjoy it. I ended up throwing it out in a few days, and no one in the house would touch it. LOL
 
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