If you love the sweet and tangy taste of mixed berries, then you will love this mixed berry cobbler! It's the perfect summer dessert full of gooey berry goodness and topped with buttery biscuits! This fruit cobbler recipe is a simple twist on a classic dessert.
Table of Contents
- Delicious Desserts with Berries
- What is berry cobbler?
- How is cobbler different than crisp and crumble?
- Why You'll Love This Berry Cobbler
- Best Berries for Cobbler
- How to Make Mixed Berry Cobbler
- Recipe Tips and Variations
- How to Serve Berry Cobbler
- How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Cobbler
- More Berry Desserts and Treats
Delicious Desserts with Berries
Not only do they look like award-winning desserts, but when you bake desserts with berries, they always taste lip-lickingly good. You'll want to eat this mixed berry cobbler slowly, savoring every sugary bite. This berry cobbler recipe looks like something out of a magazine - but it's deceitfully easy!
So when life gives you berries, whip up this easy Berry Trifle, Berry Upside Down Cake, or Strawbery Lemon Cake for some drool-worthy summery deliciousness.
What is berry cobbler?
Mixed berry cobbler is a baked dessert with a fruit filling and sweet biscuit topping. It is typically served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. That combination of warm cobbler and frozen ice cream is a classic pairing.
How is cobbler different than crisp and crumble?
A cobbler features a fruit filling topped with a biscuit-like dough that is baked until golden. The topping can be crispy or soft like biscuits.
A crisp is similar to a cobbler, but the topping is made with a mixture of flour, sugar, and butter, and is typically more crumbly.
A crumble is similar to a crisp, but the topping usually includes oats and nuts, giving it a more textured, crunchy topping.
Why You'll Love This Berry Cobbler
Other than the incredibly sweet flavors, there are so many reasons that you'll fall in love with making this easy berry cobbler.
It uses just a few simple ingredients that you can find at regular grocery stores. Nothing fancy or gourmet.
Plus, it's so much easier to make than pie (and tastes just as good!). There are a few shortcuts that will make it easier than ever - like using canned biscuits instead of making biscuit dough from scratch.
It's also really easy to change up with a few tweaks. Use any berry or combination of berries that you want - single berry, double berry, triple berry, four berry - have fun with this recipe!
It tastes best with fresh berries, but you can also make it all year long with frozen berries, too.
You'll love how amazing it tastes when you serve it right out of the oven! It's perfect for 4th of July celebrations, summer barbecues, and potlucks.
Here's what you'll need for a mixed berries cobbler:
- Berries - Fresh or frozen.
- Granulated sugar for sweetening the dessert.
- Lemon juice - fresh-squeezed is best.
- Cornstarch for thickening to keep it from being watery.
- Canned biscuit dough that's the regular buttermilk homestyle biscuits and not the flaky ones like Grands.
- Coarse sugar - optional for sprinkling on top of the biscuits.
Best Berries for Cobbler
Fresh berries are the best for making cobbler. It's the perfect opportunity to use fresh-picked berries when they are in season in the summer.
You can use frozen berries. Be sure to get flash-frozen berries and not fruit in syrup.
Which berries? Well, your favorites! Any berry will work for this recipe.
How to Make Mixed Berry Cobbler
Here are the steps for making berry cobbler with canned biscuits:
- Place berries in a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle with sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
- Mix well.
- Bake in a 375° oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place biscuits on top of the warm berries. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
- Place back in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are done.
Serve this sweet dessert while still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Nothing tastes so good in the summer than this fresh seasonal dessert full of juicy berries and melt-in-your-mouth biscuits. Enjoy!
Recipe Tips and Variations
- If using strawberries, slice them to be the same size as the other berries.
- Make it a mixed fruit cobbler and add other fruit. Nectarines and peaches are especially nice with berries.
- Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon for a little warm spice.
How to Serve Berry Cobbler
You can serve fruit cobbler just as it is either warm or at room temperature. However, topping can make this cobbler dessert extra special. Here are some ideas:
- Fresh berries - The combination of fresh and baked fruit will give it a delightful taste and texture.
- Fresh Herbs - Chopped basil or mint are great options.
- Ice Cream - Nothing beats cold ice cream melting over warm cobbler.
- Whipped Cream - A classic berry topping that works beautifully with cobbler.
How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Cobbler
To store leftover cobbler:
Cool the cobbler to room temperature. Cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Store the cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To freeze leftover cobbler:
Make sure it is in a freezer-safe dish. Wrap the dish with a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze it for up to 4 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight.
To Reheat cobbler:
- You can microwave leftover cobbler on high in 30-second intervals until warmed through.
- You can reheat the leftover cobbler in the oven at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until heated through. If the cobbler is in a glass baking dish, take it out of the fridge an hour before reheating it in the oven, or else the glass may shatter.
More Berry Desserts and Treats
- Blueberry Bundt Cake
- Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Roll
- Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
- Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles
- Strawberry Mug Cake
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Mixed Berry Cobbler
- 6 cups mixed berries fresh are best but frozen can also be used
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 can 8-ct biscuit dough
- 1 Tablespoon coarse sugar optional
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. If you are using frozen berries, do not thaw.
- Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven and arrange the biscuit dough in a single layer on top of the berries.
- Sprinkle coarse sugar over the tops of the biscuits, if desired.
- Return the fruit cobbler to the oven and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes more or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve warm. Top with ice cream or whipped cream or just eat it as is.
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