Easy Berry Cobbler

5 from 23 votes

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This easy berry cobbler has a buttery crust and is the perfect summer dessert. Make this recipe and serve with a scoop of ice cream!

slice of fruit dessert topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream


If you’re looking for a great, old fashioned dessert, then my Gramma’s fruit dessert is one for you. A tasty, buttery batter gets poured over fresh seasonal berries of choice. It’s baked to a golden brown and is served warm and 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 triple berry cobbler always hits the spot and is SUPER easy to make, too.

What’s in a cobbler?

The usual suspects are all here. Sugar, flour, butter and fresh berries like raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, 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.

photo collage of berry cobbler on white plate and half eaten from pan

This isn’t a heavy dessert with a thick crust or streusel topping either. The topping is light and flaky, and you’ll love that it comes together in ONE bowl!

Is it a crumb or batter topping?

It’s definitely a batter! The batter that is poured over the berries is a light one. After scattering more berries on top, I sprinkle some finishing sugar on too, for a little sweet crunch appeal.

overhead: 2 white plates and pan with easy berry cobbler

As is or with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. That seals the deal for a simple, fresh and light dessert that’s great for the family, an office party, church gathering or group potluck.

Other Easy Fruit Dessert Recipes

For other fresh fruit or ice cream ideas, try these. Enjoy!

  • Old Fashioned Cherry Crisp
    Bing cherries covered in a simple flour, sugar, oat and egg crumble that gets melted butter poured on top and baked to a golden brown.
  • Sweet Apple Empanadas
    Delicious Mexican dessert! Little hand pies filled with cinnamon apples are covered in homemade empanada dough and baked to golden flaky goodness.
  • No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups 
    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups are made with crushed graham crackers, cream cheese and Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. They’re perfect for kid’s parties, the next office potluck or when that sweet tooth impulse strikes.
Easy Berry Cobbler with a scoop of ice cream on white plate

This post, first published on Kevin is Cooking April 2, 2018, was last updated with new content on July 19, 2019.

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slice of fruit dessert topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream

Gramma’s Easy Berry Cobbler + Video

5 from 23 votes
This easy berry cobbler has a buttery crust and is the perfect summer dessert. Make this recipe and serve with a scoop of ice cream!
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 11×7″ 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.

Video

Notes

  1. I use fresh berries, if using frozen, then thaw and drain excess liquid (drink it)!
  2. 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1.3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Southern
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75 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is both easy and delicious! The only change I made was to use even more betties – more like 4 cups. I shortened the baking time because I used convection, to about 35 minutes. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was very popular!

  2. 5 stars
    I doubled your gramma’s easy berry cobbler with marionberries and raspberries for a party of 10 and everyone loved it! I will be checking your website first for a new recipes-thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    Great website, thanks for the great recipes… I’ll use them again in the future 😉 THANK YOU !!! Greetings from Germany

    1. So sorry for the late reply as I have been away on a much needed vacation outside the USA. Needless to say, about your comment…Thanks so much Sophia. Appreciate you coming back top let me know!