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Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler

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Using self-rising flour and a can of sweetened condensed milk, make this Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler a breeze to prepare!

With fresh summer berries and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this comforting cobbler recipe is incredibly tasty, super simple and beautiful!

A serving of Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler on a white dessert plate with a scoop of ice cream and fresh berries

Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler

When I spotted an easy blueberry cobbler in Cook’s Country, I knew it would be perfect for our weekly family Sunday dinner. Making desserts is a must as our grown boys come by for some of mom’s home cooking. They’re pretty healthy eaters throughout the week, so Sunday is their day to indulge. And even though I’m still without a full kitchen, I do have an oven plugged into my counterless, dishwasher-less, sinkless kitchen space. But easy is the name of the game these days!

4 process shots of how to make a Berry Cobbler

Cobbler BatterCobbler Batter Dotted with BerriesCobbler Dusted with SugarBaked Cobbler

Tips for How to Make a Berry Cobbler Recipe

There only a few times of the year when berries are both sweet and flavorful. If you like to pick your own berries, this Ultimate Guide to Summer Berry Picking will come in very handy. Using seasonal fruit is key for making a flavorful cobbler recipe. I found ripe beautiful blueberries and raspberries in the market it was time to test out a mixed berry cobbler.

  • Cobblers can have a variety of toppings, batter, biscuit, even pie crust. This easy cobbler recipe was a bit different as the batter was added to the baking dish, then the fruit was just sprinkled over the batter.
  • To make this cobbler recipe super simple, the flour, leavening and salt were replaced with self-rising flour. Note that self-rising flour contains baking powder, which does have an expiration date. Since I rarely use self-rising flour, I prefer making a couple of cups of my own mixture and storing a small amount instead of a whole box.
  • PRO-Tip: To make 2 cups of self-rising flour, whisk together 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Store any leftovers in a sealed container and mark with the expiration date on your baking powder.*
  • Another shortcut is using sweetened condensed milk for part of the sweetener and the liquid. There’s also a little milk and some sugar dusted over the fruit before baking.
  • Serve warm with some sweetened whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Feel free to use 2 cups of a single berry instead of mixed berries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries (sliced or diced) work well.

 

Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler in a white ceramic baking dish with a serving spoon

Frequently Asked Questions About Fruit Cobblers

What is Cobbler?

A cobbler is a fruit dessert with a biscuit or cake batter-like topping. The baked result often looks “cobbled” with dollops of topping between the fruit, thus the name. These desserts were first made in the 1850s. Crisps and crumbles, on the other hand, have more of a crumb topping, sometimes including oatmeal. They became popular later, in the early 1900s.

What Kind of Berries Can I Use in a Berry Cobbler?

You can easily use just one berry or even four different berries. Just use the best, ripest seasonal berries that you love. There are no strawberries or blackberries in this cobbler, but they’d both be delicious additions.

Can I Use Frozen Berries in My Cobbler?

Yes, frozen berries will definitely work, though they’re most often juicier than fresh berries. It would be wise to toss your frozen berries with 2 tablespoons flour to compensate for the extra liquid. Or just enjoy a juicier berry cobbler. Do not thaw the berries first and extend the baking time as needed.

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Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler

Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler

Minimal ingredients make this delicious berry dessert a breeze to prepare!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 8

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cups self-rising flour, purchased or make your own*
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 8 tablespoons  butter
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Whisk condensed milk, flour, milk, and melted butter together in bowl. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with berries then sugar. 
  2. Bake until  golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Let cool on a rack for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Adapted from Cook's Country

*See post for how to make Self Rising Flour

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 337mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
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