I enjoy making and eating fruit pies. I have never bothered (or learned) to make a cobbler. I thought of a cobbler as a half done pie, so why bother if I was already willing to make the whole thing. However, DW wants a peach cobbler so I went on the internet to find a recipe. I was surprised to find so many recipes that didn't match my perception of a cobbler. My assumption had been that a cobbler was a pie filling placed in a buttered baking dish covered with either a rolled or wetter glopped on biscuit dough that was baked like a pie.
However, I am seeing these new recipes that I guess are either supposed to be like upside down cake or perhaps served with biscuit on the bottom. The basic approach is melt butter in baking dish; add very soft biscuit batter; and top with 'pie filling' and bake. Is this the new cobbler, or is it just fooling around?