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Triple Berry Cobbler

Nothing screams more of summer than a triple berry cobbler made from scratch! Topped with a rich, buttery biscuit with a hint of sugar, this recipe takes advantage of all the sweet, vine ripened berries that are available right now. Serve it warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: DESSERT
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Triple Berry Filling

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups blue berries
  • 3 cups blackberrries
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries

Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp chilled unsalted butter grated
  • 1/2 cup whole milk cold
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp milk for brushing

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place rack in center of the oven. Butter or spray a baking dish - I use an 8 x 8 x 3 inch dish
  • Mix sugar, cinnamon and corn starch in a large mixing bowl. Add berries and lemon juice. Mix. Spread evenly the baking dish to macerate.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the chilled butter and rub in the butter using a chilled pastry fork or pastry cutter until it is crumbly - like a coarse meal. If you prefer to use your fingertips - cool your hangs before handling the mix so that the butter does not melt.
  • Add 1/2 cup milk and mix until a dough forms. Form a ball with the dough and knead it 4-5 times until a dough forms. Pat the dough into the desired shape for the top of the cobbler. Arrange over the fruit. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar for a shiny, golden crust.
  • Bake until fruit is bubbling and the biscuits are golden - about 30-35 minutes. You know the pie is done when the crust is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean.

Notes

On hot days it is a good idea to mix the dough in a cool room or work in small steps so that the butter does not melt.
This is one of those recipes where over working the dough does not work in your favor and makes a very dense dough.  You want lumps of butter in your mixture.
Too many strawberries can make the filling too runny because strawberries tend to liquefy.
Instead of making one big cobbler you can also make individual cobblers in a ramekin for a romantic dinner!
This cobbler stores very well - you can make it as much as 3 months in advance and freeze it before thawing overnight and baking.  However do note that frozen berries produce a more liquid layer.