Triple Berry Cobbler is the perfect dessert for sharing. Mix up some fresh berries, add a bit of flour, vanilla and sugar, and bake until the fruit is nice and bubbly, then top with quick homemade biscuits. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of yogurt for a sweet but light treat! This is a crowd pleaser dessert when you need one!
By far my most go-to dessert to make for a crowd is this Triple Berry Cobbler. It’s just so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. It makes a big batch and there is rarely any left over when I make it for a group.
What makes it the perfect dessert recipe for sharing? Well, to start, super easy to make. Bake some fruit until it’s bubbly, throw some biscuits together in your food processor and bake until golden, serve with a scoop of ice cream or yogurt.
My favorite way to eat this is with yogurt and a drizzle of honey, especially if you don’t care for the tartness of plain yogurt, adding some honey is the perfect way to sweeten this dish up just enough.
I’ve been coming back to this dessert over and over for years now. Seriously, it was one of my very first recipes that I shared on the blog. My photography has changed quite a bit since then, but luckily this recipe didn’t have to ;)
My original recipe called for adding three tablespoons of sugar to the fruit before cooking it. But honestly, I’ve found that this dish really doesn’t need it.
However, if fresh fruit is out of season or you like sweeter desserts, you can definitely add in around three tablespoons of whatever kind of sugar you prefer. Maple syrup or honey would probably be delicious! This last round I used coconut sugar, which I’m really into right now.
These biscuits would also be perfect as a stand alone to go with dinner. You could double the recipe for the biscuits and bake half of them on a cookie sheet while you bake the others for the cobbler. Then eat the biscuits with dinner or freeze them for later.
Really, I just love biscuits. So any chance I have to eat them, I’ll take it.
A few questions you may have:
What makes a cobbler a cobbler?
Cobbler is a dish with fruit filling in a baking dish covered with biscuits.
What’s the difference between a fruit cobbler and fruit crisp?
While a cobbler is fruit with biscuits or dough on top, a crisp is a fruit filling with an oat or crumble topping.
How do you make berry cobbler?
Pour fruit directly into a greased baking dish. Dust with flour and sugar and then bake at 425°F until bubbly. Top with homemade biscuit dough and continue baking until biscuits are golden, about 25 minutes.
Does berry cobbler have to be refrigerated?
After cooking cobbler, allow it to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate. Cobbler should be eaten within 3 days.
Can I use other fruits with this recipe?
Sure! Cooking times may vary if you use different fruit. Apple cobbler or peach cobbler would be delicious!
Can I make this recipe dairy free?
Yes. Here is a great recipe for dairy free biscuits from Simply Whisked.
Can I make this recipe gluten free?
Yes! I’ve made this recipe using a 1-1 gluten free flour like this one. The dough was a bit more crumbly, so you may want to add a dash of extra milk.
Can I make this cobbler ahead of time?
You can definitely prep this ahead of time. Chop the fruit and set it in your baking dish for later and then make the biscuit dough and wrap in plastic wrap for up to 24 hours. Then just bake before you’re ready to serve.
What kind of flour do I need to use for this berry cobbler?
I used all purpose flour but you can experiment with others if you’d like. I have only tested this recipe with gluten free 1-1 flour and all purpose flour.
What equipment or tools do I need to make this berry cobbler?
- Mixing Bowls
- Food Processor or Pastry Cutter (to make the biscuits)
- Square Ceramic Baking Dish
- Aluminum Free Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
As always, if you like this recipe or are going to make it, please leave a comment and a rating! I love hearing from you.
Triple Berry Cobbler is the perfect dessert for sharing. Mix up some fresh berries, add a bit of flour and bake until the fruit is nice and bubbly, then top with quick homemade biscuits. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of yogurt for a sweet but light treat! This is a crowd pleaser dessert when you need one!
- 1 pint of strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 pint of blueberries
- 1 pint of raspberries
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons sugar, optional (can use alternative sweeteners as well like coconut sugar or maple syrup)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 6 tablespoons whole milk
For the Berry Mixture
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking dish.
- In a square baking dish, add berries, sugar, flour and vanilla. Toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes, until mixture is hot and bubbly. Meanwhile, make the biscuits topping.
For the Biscuits
- In a food processor, pulse flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in butter, and pulse until mixture has pea sized crumbs. Add milk and pulse until dough just comes together.
- Remove baking dish from oven and drop mounds of dough onto the hot berries.
- Bake until topping is golden about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Top with a scoop of whipped cream, ice cream or plain greek yogurt.
- Allow leftovers to cool to room temperature before storing. Eat within 3 days.
You can also make the biscuits with a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dough. Then create a well in the center of the flour and pour milk into well. Then fold milk into dough with a wooden spoon.
Nutritional information assumes you are using white sugar. It does not include topping such as ice cream, yogurt or whipped cream.