Juicy, mixed berries come together with a buttery biscuit batter to make this old fashioned berry cobbler recipe. This recipe is easy to adapt for different berries that are in season, and you can easily use frozen berries as well! It’s the perfect dessert for summer, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Normally when I make a cobbler I take shortcuts-I’m not going to lie. I’ll use baking mixes and throw some fruit in a dish, pour batter on top and bake. Bisquik berry cobbler, easy right?
Earlier this week I came across this traditional cobbler recipe online and I was so intrigued by her from scratch, old school approach (especially pouring the batter first then topping with the fruit) that I wanted to experiment with it.
I took her recipe (which was lovely by the way!) and tweaked it a little to create this Mixed Berry Cobbler and I very much doubt that I’ll go back to my old shortcut ways again.
What is Cobbler anyway?
Cobblers have a biscuit topping on the fresh fruit. The biscuits are usually dropped onto the fruit in small rounds, giving it the appearance of a cobbled road and hence the name. Cobblers can also be made with cake batter or cookie dough instead of biscuit and are equally tasty.The Kitchn
What is the Different Between a Cobbler, Crumble, or Crisp?
All cobblers, crisps, and crumbles consist of fruit baked with a topping of some sort. While cobblers use a cake or biscuit type of topping, crumbles and crisps use a streusel-type of topping. Crisps toppings contain oats, while crumble toppings do not.
Why I Love This Recipe
- I love the sweet berry combination and the high ratio of berries to batter in this cobbler. The dough bakes up golden with delicious bits of caramelized sugar on top. It’s a winner-especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- No fancy ingredients! If you have berries you’ll probably have everything else in your pantry already!
- Easy to Adapt! This is a very adaptation-friendly recipe. Feel free to make this a strawberry cobbler by omitting the black berries, or turn up the flavor by adding in blueberries to the mix! You can also change the fruit like this Peach Cobbler, or even use apples or pears!
How to Make a Berry Cobbler from Scratch
- Stir together berries and sugar and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
- Combine flour, baking powder, salt, milk and butter and stir until combine.
- Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and top with berries, being sure to scrape all the juices out of the bowl.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
- Cool 5 minutes and serve warm, topped with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra-special treat!
Can I use frozen berries in a cobbler? Yes, but do not thaw them beforehand! Keep in mind that it may make the fruit layer slightly more juicy in the end.
Can I freeze this berry cobbler? You can freeze the baked cobbler up to 3 months. I do not recommend freezing it before baking as it will affect the dough.
What topping should I serve with this recipe? This recipe stands beautifully on it’s own but I would never turn down a warm serving of cobbler with a nice topping of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
You might also like these berry recipes:
- Strawberry Muffins
- Berry Buttermilk Cake
- Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cake
- Blueberry Cake
- Strawberry Danish
- Strawberry Banana Bread
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This traditional berry cobbler is very easy to make and tastes delicious-the batter goes in the pan first then the strawberry and blackberry mixture pours over top and bakes up into a sweet, delicate cobbler that is always a hit when entertaining!
- 12 ounces fresh blackberries, rinsed
- 6 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk (I used skim)
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- In a medium bowl combine berries with sugar and stir to coat. Allow to sit at least thirty minutes to extract the juices of the fruit.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 8 by 8″ baking dish with nonstick spray.
- In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, milk and butter. Stir by hand until combined.
- Pour batter in prepared dish. Top with berry mixture being sure to scrape all juices and sugar on the batter as well.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool 30 minutes before serving.
- Freeze leftovers up to 3 months in freezer safe container.
Keywords: Berry Cobbler, Strawberry Cobbler, Raspberry Cobbler
Adapted from Charm at Home.
What is your favorite “old school” traditional dessert? Let me know in the comments below so I can try it out!
This recipe was originally shared in September 2017 and updated in May 2020.
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