Summer Berry Cobbler Recipe

Each year, when Memorial Day Weekend rolls around we take a moment to honor all the fallen soldiers who gave so bravely for our great country. It’s a day where we pause and reflect on our nation’s history and all those who sacrifices so much so that we can live free. It’s a day steeped in tradition for so many of us. Small town parades, picnics, BBQ’s and family gatherings all happen on this day. It’s a day where good food and sunshine (hopefully) are abundant and for many of us in the Northeast this day is the “unofficial” kick off of summer and the mark of the turning of seasons.

With berry season in our region about to kick off for our local farmers (hip hip hooray), I thought it fitting to share with you my mixed berry cobbler recipe. This is my trusted recipe for when I need an easy go to for a dessert I know will be enjoyed by all. It is the perfect dish to take to a picnic or spring/summer dinner party. A dish that truly celebrates the kick of of summer and one that everyone will enjoy all summer long! The true star of this recipe are those beautiful fresh berries and as such has very little added sugar. Frozen berries will work perfect in this dish as well, just be sure to defrost them fully fully before baking and let those berries SHINE with flavor!! You can use any oven safe baking dish to make your cobbler. This time I chose to use Liberty Tabletop’s stainless steel pie pan for this recipe! What a beauty! Stylish AND functional! A good pan truly makes all the difference with baking.

Not only is this recipe delicious but it comes together so quick with easy ingredients. But, don’t be shy with the fresh whipped cream at the end, a dollop of whipped cream adds a very important element to the bring out the bright fruit flavors. This trifecta of ingredients, berries, dough, cream are a must for any cobbler dish. Want to switch this out in summer and use peaches….or in the fall and use apples? Go right a head. Its a very forgiving recipe that can be made year round. I hope you enjoy this fruit cobbler recipe!

From my kitchen to yours,

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 pound diced strawberries

  • 1 Cup blueberries

  • 1/2 Cup raspberries

  • 2-3 Tablespoons cornstarch or flour

  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 t. cinnamon

  • 1 t. vanilla extract

  • zest from one lemon

  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice

Cobbler Ingredients:

  • 1.5 C all purpose flour

  • 4 t. baking powder

  • 1/2 t salt

  • 3/4 C. granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 milk

  • 1/3 vegetable oil

  • 2 t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Chop berries and place in bowl with sugar, lemon juice, zest and cornstarch. Set aside and let the sugar pull the natural juices out of the berries. To make cobbler topping, place all dry ingredients in a standard mixer (or bowl ) and combine. Add wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Pour the fruit into the baking dish and scoop mounds on batter top of the fruit. Do not be concerned if topping is not fully covering the fruit. Seeing the fruit below will give the classic cobbler look. Once the batter is on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 40-50 minutes until top is dark golden brown and fruit is bubbling. You can always test to see if the cobbler crust is done by using an oven safe kitchen thermometer - the cobbler should be at 200-210 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Serve with fresh whipped cream and enjoy.

Andrea Maranville