Mixed Berry Cobbler

Well, my friends, I am less than happy to say that summer is officially here. I’ve never been a fan of hot weather. This year, though, I’m going to try to think of every day of this heat as one day closer to fall.

On a happier note, there are two things I like about summer. I do like having more daylight hours. I somehow feel like I have more time to get things done. Best of all, though, is all the fruit available from the local markets. I admit that I get a little giddy when I start seeing the first fresh berries of the season.

Mixed Berry Cobbler is a delicious celebration of fresh berries with a sweet vanilla cobbler topping. A summertime dessert must!

This cobbler celebrates one of the best parts of a summer with a combination of berries. I really like the addition of vanilla to the topping. It supplies just a little extra flavor to complement all that berry goodness. If you’re an ice cream fan, this is just the kind of dessert that begs for a little dollop on top.

I used a combination of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Choose a few of your favorite berries, or just stick to one. You never have to make this dessert the same way twice!

For more summer dessert ideas, see my Summer Baking Collection!

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-5 servings

Mixed Berry Cobbler


  • 3 cups assorted berries
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 9”x 6” rectangular or 8” round baking dish.

Place berries in prepared pan. Drizzle with lemon juice.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until well-blended. Mix in dry ingredients until mixture resembles crumbs. Drop dough evenly on top of berries.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and fruit is bubbly.


If you use any larger berries, such as strawberries, I recommend chopping them to blueberry-sized pieces.

For feeding a crowd, this recipe is easily doubled to be made in a 9”x 13” dish.


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  1. Della June 22, 2012 Reply

    This looks delicious! I shall definitly try this!!

  2. Jennifer P June 23, 2012 Reply

    I made this last night with blueberries, blackberries, and a few raspberries sprinkled in. It came out fantastic!! I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was the best cobbler I’ve had, hands down! Thanks for the yummy recipe.

  3. Riley June 24, 2012 Reply

    I understand completely! It’s hard to decide whether I hate the heat more or love the fresh produce more… Quite the dilemma!

  4. Jenny @ BAKE June 28, 2012 Reply

    I wish that I could say that summer has reached us in the UK but it hasn’t. This lovely dessert looks like it would keep you warm even on the most disappointing summer day!

  5. Love your crumble topping, that is one of the most delicious ones I have ever seen. I know I would eat this all myself.

  6. Lisa August 15, 2012 Reply

    We have fresh peaches here in Colorado right now so I am trying this recipe using fresh peaches, and a touch of cinnamon..I’ll let you know how it works out!

  7. Lisa August 16, 2012 Reply

    I made this recipe using peaches today! It turned out great! I used 5 fully ripe peeled and cubed peaches. The only change that I made was adding 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Thanks for such a versatile recipe!

  8. Linda March 30, 2013 Reply

    Sounds yummy. Has anybody made this the night before serving? Just wondered how that is when it sits overnight.

    • jennifer March 30, 2013 Reply

      Linda, I’ve made this and eaten the leftovers the next day. The topping might get a bit moist in the underside, but it will still be fine.

  9. Linda March 30, 2013 Reply

    Thanx Jennifer! I’m trying it tomorrow to take to my daughters.

  10. Sandra July 30, 2013 Reply

    I just popped this in the oven, though the dough wasn’t crumbly. It looked more like cookie dough. Hope it turns out! Will let you know!

  11. tara August 7, 2013 Reply

    So yummy!!!! Great recipe!! I’ve made it 3X this summer!!

  12. onyx1176 March 27, 2014 Reply

    This recipe is great and only requires just a few ingredients compared to other mixed berry cobblers. I used all organic ingredients to make it a bit more healthy.

  13. Kristin May 9, 2014 Reply

    My boyfriend and I loved it! I used organic strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. The berries were so juicy and tart against the sweet crumbly topping. Yum!

  14. Melissa May 26, 2014 Reply

    I made this for a cookout and it was a huge hit!! Im actually making it again today because of all the requests I got for it. Best cobbler I have ever made!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry May 28, 2014 Reply

      Melissa, that’s so lovely to hear! I’m pretty fond of this cobbler myself. It’s so versatile and always a hit!

  15. Alex June 3, 2014 Reply

    I just made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! It was gone by the end of the night, and even one of my friends who doesn’t like cobbler said it was delicious. And it was so easy. Will definitely be making this again!

  16. Jessica July 21, 2014 Reply

    Oh my WOW! I made a double batch last night knowing that we usually like a crisp. My husband gave me a compliment on it before I even asked if he liked it! I used wild black raspberries, frozen peaches and frozen cherries. I also added about 1/4 c chopped pecans to the top for some crunch. This is definitely going to be a favorite recipe. Thanks so much!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry July 21, 2014 Reply

      So glad it was a hit, Jessica! It’s one of my summer favorites!

  17. Joyce August 10, 2014 Reply

    My goodness, was this ever delicious! I had some mixed fresh berries starting to get soft in my fridge & decided to make a cobbler differently than I usually make, and I stumbled upon your blog. I looked at your cobbler & noticed that it wasn’t the usual biscuit-topped or “cakey” type of cobbler, so I decided to go for it. Wow, was I impressed! The topping was sweetly balanced & bound together very well, even after baking. My berries plumped up nicely without drying out. I added a dollop of cinnamon whipped cream to my serving, and even had seconds. I will most definitely be making this dessert again, and plan to keep it as my go-to cobbler recipe. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Jennifer!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry August 11, 2014 Reply

      Joyce, I’m so glad you liked it! It’s one of my favorite fruit desserts. That cinnamon whipped cream on top sounds so, so good!

  18. berrylicious December 13, 2014 Reply

    This was a hit! Served it with some homemade whipped cream. Good to the last bite! Love the combo of tart berries with the yummy crumbly topping.

  19. Gali January 6, 2015 Reply

    I’m drooling over this and want to try it out but all the good berries are gone by now!
    Can you use frozen berries for this recipe?

  20. Mykel February 1, 2015 Reply

    Making this for Superbowl Sunday. I am excited! Going to make a double batch and hoping it is a hit. strawberries and mixed berries! Yummmmm. I am already drooling just by your photos. Will let you know how it turns out.

  21. Mykel February 9, 2015 Reply

    I forgot to comment back! This was a success. Everyone loved it and had seconds! I am so thankful for you for sharing such a wonderful recipe. It was delish!

  22. Emma March 7, 2015 Reply

    I decided to use fresh strawberries, fresh apples, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, and frozen blackberries in here. While the flavor was awesome, the texture was not. There was so much juice left in the pan, it’s equivalent to how far up the pan my topping went. Also, because the topping was so dense, it took much longer to cook than the berries, making the berries squishy, but the apples perfectly cooked. I don’t recommend using frozen berries in this recipe, I recommend looking for one that calls for some cornstarch or flour mixed with the berries to make all the wonderful juice into thick gooey awesomeness! Regardless, flavor was good. Might try it again another time.

  23. Ari June 3, 2015 Reply

    I have made this twice in the last two weeks! I love that it’s not too sweet. I did use fresh squeezed lime juice one time because I was out of lemons and, for the record, the taste was just as good if not better! Love love love this recipe. Thank you!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry June 4, 2015 Reply

      I’m so glad you like it, Ari! It’s one of my summer favorites!

  24. Eme June 4, 2015 Reply

    Jennifer! Thanks for this recipe!! I made it with frozen raspberry/blueberry/pomegranate mix I had sitting around in the freezer and it was delicious! Just added a pinch of cinnamon to the crumble and a bit of oats and YUM!

    I did not find any textural issue with the frozen berries at all. Would recommend!!

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry June 6, 2015 Reply

      Thanks for letting me know how it works with frozen berries. Glad you enjoyed it!

  25. Diane June 14, 2015 Reply

    I doubled this recipe and served it to company – The BEST ever!!!! I also made it early in the day and baked it during dinner – and it was Perfect!! It was so fast and easy – I also served it with vanilla ice cream. This one is a keeper!!! Thank You!!

  26. Margy Cravath July 2, 2015 Reply

    This is my husband &my absolutte favorite dessert! Did not want a cakey one and this topping was to die for….Thank you Jennifer…..Our palates are soooo happy!

  27. Jan July 24, 2015 Reply

    On Pinterest I seen it saying to add oatmeal to this recipe to add some crunch but no where here do I see a thing about oatmeal or how much or any reply to it??? Was that an error?

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry July 24, 2015 Reply

      Hi, Jan. Whoever pinned it may have added oats when they made it. The addition of oats will make it more of a crumble than a cobbler. You might want to use a topping like the one on Cherry Almond Crumble.

  28. Debbie August 8, 2015 Reply

    For those that used frozen berries, did you thaw them first and drain??

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry August 10, 2015 Reply

      Hi, Debbie. You don’t have to thaw and drain them first. The filling may be just a bit thinner.

  29. Kari September 23, 2015 Reply

    i’ve just made this with raspberries, blackberries and strawberries after searching Pinterest for a recipe to use my leftover berries. Out of 4 of us my dad and I are the only ones that would eat these 3 fruits normally but in this cobbler the whole family have devoured the whole lot and already asked me to make it again! It was seriously yummy!

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