Originally Posted by Handley_Page
It's just something 'cobbled together' for a meal.
Beef cobbler is rather nice!
HP is not having you on here! In the UK, they make meat dishes with cobblers too.
I think of a cobbler as distinct from a crumble. An apple crumble has stewed apple, then a layer of biscuit-crumb-like sweet topping on it. A meat or fruit cobbler has the biscuit-crumb mix squished together into round balls (mmmm ... oh, sorry
), or cut with cookie cutters into scones. These kind of float on the surface of the fruit compote or the thick meat stew.