Does an authentic cobbler have a biscuit topping, top and bottom crusts, or a poured batter that bakes up around the fruit? All of the above, say Chowhounds, who explain that recipes (and definitions) vary according to geography and family tradition. Whichever style you make, you can’t go wrong starting with great fruit in season.

Photo of Blackberry-Peach Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits by Chris Rochelle /

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