Cobbler, Slump, Pandowdy, Buckle

Summer fruit is in full swing: Nectarines, berries, apricots, and cherries are piling up at supermarkets and farmers’ markets. And though eating them out of hand holds a certain drippy, juicy allure, they’re even better baked into desserts and served with some lacto indulgence (heavy cream, ice cream, anything else that involves cream).

We always like a good pie, but pies can be time consuming. And pie is such a boring word. We turned our attention to some of the other fruit desserts out there, from the underappreciated slump and pandowdy to American staples the cobbler and the buckle. Follow these recipes to the letter or use them as opportunities to riff with whatever fruit your market (or garden) is carrying, but enjoy them before summer ends.