Buckles, Slumps, Grunts, Crumbles, Cobblers, and More

August  2, 2013

Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.

Today: Our favorite community photos from Your Best Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Sonker, Pandowdy, and/or Betty have encouraged us to save some our fresh fruit for baking.

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We wait all year to see fresh berries and stone fruit piled high at the market. So when summer finally arrives and we catch sight of those plump, colorful globes of deliciousness, our first instinct is to eat as much as possible, as quickly as possible.

Our favorite photographs from our latest contest, however, have convinced us to exercise some restraint. Because if we can control ourselves and save some blueberries, peaches, or cherries for baking, we'll be able to create something -- whether a slump, pandowdy, or cobbler -- that's beautiful, buttery, and begging to be eaten with ice cream. 

Whole Grain, Streusel-Topped Blueberry Buckle by FoodLovesWriting

Blackberry & Peach Speculoos Crisp by Janet @

Grilled Peach-Mascarpone Pot Pies with Ginger-Molasses Cookie Lid by Mandy @ Lady and pups

Blackberry Apricot Cobbler by fiveandspice

Cornmeal Peach Cobbler by mollydunkncrumble 

Spot a gorgeous photo in our recipe archives you think the world should know about? Let us know at [email protected].

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I used to work at Food52. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream.


mare May 21, 2017
when i lived in TX i had a recipe for a peach "cobbler," where one would melt the butter in a skillet or pan in a hot oven and pour the batter into the hot butter...anyone know what this is? grunt/slump/something else?
I love the idea of fruit pot pies; I've never heard of that one before! This topic fits in perfectly with a simple dictionary of fruit desserts I just posted on my site. I've cataloged and defined over 80 different types of fruit desserts with links to examples for each one.