Last weekend, we got one gorgeous day. The sunshine was out, the birds were chirping. It really felt like spring. And in celebration, I decided to make a berry cobbler. Something about cobbler screams warmer weather to me. Like summer and enjoying sunshine on the back porch while you grill.
Or maybe it was hormones and I just wanted to be fat and happy. Either way, a mixed berry cobbler I made!
Now the thing about cobblers is that it seems like everyone and their mom has their own recipe. Some are messy and more of a crumble, some hold together a little more and are more cake-like in consistency. This cobbler was the second version so if you’re more of a in your face messy cobbler, this may not be for you. But I promise you, it’s just as tasty!
Enjoy and here’s to spring!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 cups frozen or fresh mixed berries (I used 1 cup of each raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- pinch nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease an 8x8 or small rectangular casserole dish and set aside.
- In a saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch over medium heat. Add berries and lemon juice, toss well to coat. Boil 3 to 5 minutes for fresh berries, up to 10 minutes for frozen. Spoon into casserole dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Cut in butter either using a pastry blender or your fingers until the dough forms large crumbs. Stir in enough hot water to form a soft dough.
- Either drop balls of dough onto berry mixture or form patties to go over top the berry mixture.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Or until topping is golden brown.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.