cherry cobbler with ice cream cherry cobbler with ice cream Scoop, serve and eat (before it melts!) (Photo: its_al_dente / Shutterstock)

Crisps, cobblers and crumbles to pair with your favorite ice cream

Craving a frozen treat, but not the chilly feeling that goes with it? Pair it with a super comforting Israeli Kitchen baked fruit dish.

What’s better than a warm, fruity dessert fresh out of the oven?

How about a warm, fruity dessert topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

That hot-cold pairing hits the spot on days where you really could go for a bowl of the cold stuff, but not the head-to-toe shivery feeling that comes with it. So we've gathered our six most perfect crisps, cobblers and crumbles from our Israeli Kitchen that are exactly what fall dessert dreams are made of.

Apple cranberry crisp

Apple cranberry crisp Apple cranberry crisp is a warm, cozy winter treat. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Having grown up in Michigan, recipe author Sarah Berkowitz took a liking to apple crisp at an early age. She even brought her own homemade portions to school for lunch to share with friends. And what lucky friends they were; this holiday-friendly recipe combines all the sweet, spicy and tart flavors you love in the fall, with an irresistible crunchy topping.

Get our recipe for apple cranberry crisp.

Apple raspberry crumble

apple raspberry crumbleAs summer gives way to fall, this apple-berry crumble hits the spot. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

The great thing about berries is that you can still buy them even when they're not in peak season. The not-so-great thing about berries is that when they're not in peak season, they're not as sweet and succulent. This is where the magic of the crumble comes in. You combine some raspberries with apples and just the right amount of sugar, top with crumbs, bake it for about 40 minutes, and voila – out-of-season fruit becomes an out-of-this-world dessert.

Get our recipe for apple raspberry crumble.

Ginger pear crisp

ginger pear crispThis warm, aromatic treat pairs fantastically with a scoop of ice cream. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Some combinations are simply made for each other. Ginger and pears is one. What's more, this dish offers something a little different for those suffering from apple overload. It's also fairly easy to make, and will fill your home with a warm, inviting aroma.

Get our recipe for ginger pear crisp.

Cherry cobbler

Two glass bowls of homemade cherry cobbler.Two glass bowls of homemade cherry cobbler. (Photo: Charles Brutlag/Shutterstock)

Miriam Kresh's cherry cobbler is made from fresh, pitted cherries and has just enough buttery, lightly sweet crust to offset the rich, juicy cherries. And being cobbler, it’s easy to make and quick to bake. That said, Kresh says the amount of sugar you use depends on the type of cherries you use, so be careful not to add too much sugar for sweetness overload.

Get our recipe for cherry cobbler.

Fig cobbler

Fresh fig cobblerFresh fig cobbler (Photo: Miriam Kresh)

And now for something you probably haven't tried before: a cake-like cobbler made of figs. This is a great way to use up fruit that's piling up in your kitchen but that you know you don't have the manpower to snack on. And lest you think this cobbler wouldn't be sweet enough to warrant an ice cream pairing, fear not: you'll love the subtle honey flavor brought out by the figs.

Get our recipe for fig cobbler.

Peach cobbler muffins

Peach cobbler muffin on cutting board with sliced peachPeach cobbler muffins. (Photo: Anna Norris)

Jumping off our earlier point about using up fruit before it spoils, we present exhibit E: when you have fruit lying around that you know you have to use up, but not enough of it for a big cobbler dish. You "cobble" together the fruit, and use it as a filling for fresh, warm muffins!

Get our recipe for peach cobbler muffins.


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