How to tell the difference between a cobbler, a tart and a pie

Dear Baker:
I want to make a great summer dessert, but I can't decide what to make. What is the difference between a cobbler, a tart and a pie? I am not sure I understand the difference. Thank you. --iVillager yamnerL

 

Dear yamnerL:
Cobbler is a fruit dessert baked in a deep dish or baking dish that has a topping sprinkled on before baking. A tart is made with a crust formed in a tart pan or a low, straight-walled pan with a removable bottom. A pie, similar to a tart, is baked in a pie pan that has sloping sides. Both a tart and a pie can have the crust prebaked and filled or baked with fruits, custards or chocolate.

Sarah Phillips is the author of Healthy Oven Baking Book.

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