If you’re looking for a great, old fashioned dessert, then my Gramma’s Easy Berry Cobbler is one for you. A tasty, buttery batter that gets poured over fresh seasonal berries of choice is baked to a golden brown and is ready for a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
Gramma’s Easy Berry Cobbler
Digging into my mom’s recipe box for this one that my gramma used to make instead of her Apple Crisp, this is always one that hits the spot and is SUPER easy, too.
What’s in a cobbler?
The usual suspects are all here. Sugar, flour, butter and fresh berries like raspberries, black berries and blue berries, too. I love the fresh varieties and of course strawberries can be used as well, just none at the moment looked as good as these berries I used.
This isn’t a heavy dessert with a thick crust or streusel topping either.
Is it a crumb or batter topping?
The batter that is poured over the berries is a light one, and after scattering more berries on top I sprinkle some finishing sugar on too for a little sweet crunch appeal.
As is or with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream seals the deal for a simple, fresh and light dessert that’s great for the family, a office party or group potluck.
For other fresh fruit or ice cream ideas, try my Peanut Butter and Jelly Semifreddo, Blueberry Poundcake Waffles, No Churn Mango Ice Cream, Baked Hasselback Apples, or this No Churn Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Candied Kumquats. Enjoy!
Gramma's Easy Berry Cobbler
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups berries
- 1 lemon zest only
- 1/4 cup finishing sugar (See Note 1)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 11x7" pan with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk. Whisk to combine. Add the melted butter and vanilla and whisk until combined and a smooth batter.
- Scatter 2 cups of berries on bottom of pan and pour batter evenly over top. Sprinkle remaining cup of berries on top, zest from half the lemon and finishing sugar.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.
- Finishing sugar is crystalized sugar that is used in baked goods as a topping. It's crunchy, but feel free to substitute sugar if you can't find it.