Tue, Jul 21st, 2020
The cobbler is a fruit dessert cooked in a deep dish, and usually having a thick crust with the interior filled by one or more kinds of fruit. There are numerous variations on the cobbler theme referred to as Bird's Nest Pudding, Brown Betty, Buckles, Crisps, Crumbles, Grunts, Pandowdy, and Slumps. All are based on seasonal berries or fruits, may be found in mixes such as blueberry cobbler mix, and are simple to prepare from home because the recipes rely more on the flavor of fresh fruits and berries than fancy crusts, fillings, or other pastry confections.
Cobblers did not become a dessert until after the era of American colonization. Prior to that, cobblers were often enjoyed as a meal. In Great Britain today, the term "cobbler" often refers to a dish made with meat and vegetables and served as a meal. There are mixes available for these British versions of cobblers, just as there are pre-made mixes available for blueberry, and other fruit, cobblers.