The Most Scrumptious Crumble Recipes For When You Want Something Ooey, Gooey, and Fruity

Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel
Photo: Alison Miksch

Every Southerner knows the joy that is a melty, ooey, gooey casserole dish of deliciousness otherwise known as cobbler—be it peach, blackberry, strawberry, or apple—yet not as many know the difference between a cobbler, buckle, crisp, and crumble. Crumbles are a subset of the beloved baked fruit desserts that involve a more textured buttery, sugary crust that doesn't typically include oats. (Oats are what transform a crumble technically into a crisp, of which we have the best crunchy recipes ever.) But the best thing about a Southern crumble: It's wonderfully versatile. We have crumble recipes that can be served in a bowl with ice cream, as hand-held bar cookies (like our buttery pineapple crumble bars), or even for breakfast in a coffee cake rendition. You'll be hard-pressed to pick, as long as you have some fresh seasonal fruit on hand. Here are our favorite crumble recipes to make any day a little bit brighter.

01 of 09

Peach-Berry Crumble

Peach Berry Crumble
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Peach-Berry Crumble

This might be the easiest crumble recipe ever, and it makes use of our favorite summery fruits like peaches and blackberries. Though you can substitute any in-season fruit you have on hand!

02 of 09

Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie

Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe: Peach-Plum Crumble Slab Pie

Everyone will swoon over the cinnamon-spiced crumble topping on this easy slab pie recipe using fresh red plums and peaches.

03 of 09

Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars

Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Buttery Pineapple Crumble Bars

Flavored with brown sugar, ginger, vanilla, and fresh pineapple, this recipe is like a way more fun hand-held version of tropical pineapple crumble.

04 of 09

Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars

Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Raspberry-Almond Crumble Bars

A perk of this grab-and-go bar cookie recipe: You can use frozen berries if you're running low on fresh. Raspberry jam gives even more juicy flavor.

05 of 09

Blackberry-Peach Slow Cooker Crumble

Blackberry-Peach Slow Cooker Crumble
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Slow Cooker Crumble

Let's be real: It's always a good idea to have a slow-cooker recipe for any classic Southern dish, if only to free up your prep time. Set it and forget it.

06 of 09

Blackberry-Oat Crumble Bars

Blackberry-Oat Crumble Bars
Photo: Helen Norman; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairns

Recipe: Blackberry-Oat Crumble Bars

Like a twist between gooey blackberry cobbler and easy-breezy bar cookies, this super decadent recipe will win the cookout dessert table competition every time.

07 of 09

Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake

Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake
Photo: Luca Trovato

Recipe: Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake

We like to enjoy this glazed, cinnamony coffee cake at any time of day, from breakfast to afternoon snack to late-night sweet bite.

08 of 09

Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel

Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Berry Cobbler with Pecan Sandie Streusel

A nutty, crumbly streusel topping makes classic berry cobbler even more scrumptious. If that's possible.

09 of 09

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Recipe: Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Praline-Pecan Streusel

Streusel definitely makes a cobbler also qualify as a crumble—and that makes us very, very happy. This fruity casserole dish is going to be your new favorite to throw together.

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