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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.

Why Make a Cobbler?

First, it’s an easy way to make a fruit dessert. A cobbler is definitely easier than making a pie. This recipe can easily be adapted to use different fruit, like one single berry or diced peaches or sauteed apple cubes. The flavors with the seasons! Also, the ingredients are easy to obtain, plus no special equipment is needed!

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.

Mixed berry cobbler in a white, oval casserole

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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

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

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19 comments on “Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler”

  1. You have some really amazing berry recipes here, Lizzy. This cobbler looks out of this world!

  2. Bookmarked! I’m looking forward to trying this with fresh berries from my son’s yard next year. I hope your kitchen gets done soon:@)

  3. This is such a perfect summer recipe when berries are in season! So good!

  4. I made this for dessert today and it was a huge success. 
    Everyone love it and I don’t have any left for breakfast tomorrow (which had been my secret hope)
    Do you think I could use frozen raspberries? Raspberries are just so expensive here.

  5. This is something new to me. Love to try someday! xoxo 

  6. You are a trooper to keep on cooking without a kitchen, Liz! I’m so impressed and am just imagining how much you will love and appreciate your new, finished kitchen! Love everything about this cobbler, my kind of dessert, for sure!

  7. This is the perfect dessert to use up the rest of my summer berries!

  8. We had dinner at some dear friends on Friday and she made a blueberry peach cobbler that was irresistible! You are so right about the fruit, it really has to shine to make this dessert outstanding. Your version looks awesome, the mixed berries sound wonderful.

  9. This looks amazing and that new kitchen looks like it will be incredible! I do believe it is worth the wait!

  10. Your cobbler looks beautiful, Lizzy!! I have to make this…love how easy it is to throw together and it looks so light and moist. Perfect idea for the end of season berries on hand <3

    xoxo

  11. So pretty, Liz! I love the mixed berries! 🙂

  12. I want to plan a party now just so I can make this dessert without feeling guilty. It’s stunning!

  13. This cobbler looks so pretty! I love this recipe, thank you for sharing!

  14. This is such a classic southern cobbler and so versatile. I would say the mixed berry is my favorite, but they are all my favorites. 🙂 I do love the variation of using the condensed milk in place of 1 cup of sugar something I’ve been doing with ice creams for years. Now I’m going to have to try it with this cobbler. What a great idea! Beautiful cobbler Liz!

  15. This is SO easy and delicious!!! Fantastic recipe dear Liz! Cobblers are virtually unknown in Greece and it’s a shame since we have great domestic produce to use for them:)
    We’re definitely trying your recipe by Sunday to serve in a large family meal with lots of mastic-scented ice cream on top (it has a sweet pine scent and pairs amazing with fruit).
    Sending you our love,
    Mirella and Panos

  16. This is such a wonderfully perfect and easy dessert. I love it Liz 😀

  17. Have made this two different times now. It’s delicious!!! I even used the frozen mixed berries (fresh is hard to come by during this time) and it was still scrumptious). This is super quick to make and bakes so beautifully!!!! A new family favorite for sure 

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