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A cobbler is a deep dish (casserole or soufflé dish) fruit pie (peach is most common) with only a top biscuit dough crust. Fruit cobblers can be made with almost any fruit, singly or in combination.

The cobbler takes its name from the biscuit dough crust on top - it is rough looking or 'cobbled.'   It originated in the U.S. sometime in the early to mid 19th century.

A Cobbler is also a drink, which probably predates the fruit cobbler pie.  In 1809 Washington Irving referred to a "sherry cobbler" in his tongue-in-cheek 'History of New York'. It was described as being one of those new alcoholic drinks also being called a ‘cocktail.’  A cobbler usually consisted of whiskey or rum with fruit juice and/or sugar, garnished with mint and/or citrus.




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