This Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler recipe is super quick to make with most ingredients on hand in your pantry and fresh fruit. Just use a mixture of your favorite fresh fruit or make it an easy peach cobbler, cherry cobbler, blackberry cobbler, whatever your heart desires! Fresh cobbler is a great way to dress up a simple dinner.
What’s the difference between a cobbler, a crisp and a crumble?
While doing some background research for this recipe and deciding what to name it, I realized I didn’t really know the difference between a cobbler and a crisp and never thought about a crumble. I had my own ideas about the definitions, but I found an interesting article that explains the differences from Bon Appetite. Of course everyone has their own definitions and nothing is for certain.
What is a cobbler?
The definition of a cobbler has changed over time but basically it’s fruit baked in the oven with some sort of dough on top, whether that be a biscuit type on top or cake batter type on top.
What is a crisp?
A crisp is baked fruit with a topping that is crispy and crumbly. Usually the topping contains butter, sugar and flour. Some people even put corn flakes in their topping to make it even more crispy.
And what the heck is a crumble?
In the U.S. the terms crisp and crumble are often used interchangeably. It’s like a crisp but may have a different texture. Crumbles often have flour and oatmeal toppings. They may also include nuts and warm spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
So why did I name this recipe Berry Cobbler Crisp?
Well I have to admit all of the terms are a bit confusing. This recipe is a combination of a cobbler and a crisp. While I experimented with oatmeal in the topping, I preferred using just the self-rising flour. It make the topping crunchier. Because the topping includes egg, flour, and sugar it falls into the cobbler category. But the topping is not a batter or biscuit mixture, rather more crumbles, so I believe that part makes it more of a crisp. Thus the Berry Cobbler Crisp name. Confused yet??? Whatever the name, it certainly is yummy!
How have I made this berry cobbler healthier?
Well I would like to say that I cut out all the sugar, but that’s just not possible. Even if you use very ripe fruit, the flour and egg mixture definitely need some sugar. That being said, I have cut the sugar down to what I think tastes the best. The good thing about the recipe is that you know the calories/points so you can plan for it. And as I’ve said a million times, I’d rather have a small slice of goodness, vs a whole lot of yuck!
Try using peaches, blueberries and blackberries together.
How to make Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler in pictures:
Preheat oven to 375°. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray or olive oil spray (paid link). In a medium bowl, mix fruit, lemon juice, 1 T. sugar and cornstarch.
In another bowl, combine self-rising flour, egg, and 3/4 c. sugar with a fork. Mixture should resemble coarse meal.
Add berry mixture to baking dish. Sprinkle flour mixture over the top. Drizzle the melted butter over mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon, turbinado sugar and zest.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes until bubbly and topping is browned. Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving warm.
Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
Easy Mixed Berry Cobbler Crunch
- 4 c. mixture of berries - combo of some or all -blackberries strawberries, blueberries and raspberries
- 1 T. fresh lemon juice
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 c. self rising flour- see notes down below
- 1 egg
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 5 T. melted unsalted butter
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1/2 T. turbinado or raw sugar
- zest of lemon
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray or olive oil spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine berries, lemon juice, 1 T. sugar, and 1 T. cornstarch.
- In another medium bowl, combine self-rising flour, egg, and 3/4 c. sugar with a fork. Mixture should resemble crumbs or coarse meal.
- Add berries to 8x8 pan. Sprinkle flour mixture over the top. Drizzle the butter over mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon, turbinado or raw sugar and zest.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes until bubbly and topping is browned. Allow to sit for a few minutes before serving warm.
This cobbler is outstanding! I made it for Easter dessert yesterday and was quite pleased with it. As a matter of fact, I ended up finishing it off before I went to bed. It is what I would call comfort food because it is light and delicious. Also, it reminds me of my Mother, who used to make something quite similar. An important point for me is that it was super easy and fast. I used fresh blackberries and frozen blueberries for a lovely combo. This one is added to favorites for sure!
This cobbler is so amazing ! My family absolutely requests this once a month!! It is so easy & a way to get my kids to eat fresh fruit!! Thank you Amy!!
I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for commenting!