This fresh and vibrant Summer Berry Cobbler is the perfect dessert recipe to kick off the beginning of summer!
Using Fresh Berries
Now i’ll be the first to admit, i’m not a huge fan of summer. Actually, it’s my least favorite season of all. I live in the Central Valley of California, where we can see temps sometimes upward of 113 degrees! It’s gross.
However, I will suck it up for all my favorite fruits and berries that grow beautifully during this time.
About 2 years ago, we decided to plant a Boysenberry bush….wait a Blackberry bush? Honestly, we can’t remember what we bought lol! It kind of looks like a Boysenberry bush, but we’re not 100% sold on that, so I call it our Blaysenberry bush haha!
Last year, we had maybe a handful of berries per person to eat. But this year? Oh my goodness! We were beyond ecstatic to see our gorgeous ‘Blaysenberry’ blossoming with plump berries!
I couldn’t believe we picked nearly 3 cups of berries! Some ended up being super sweet and some slightly tart. Which means only thing….C O B B L E R!
In the past, I have used frozen berries before in cobblers, but absolutely nothing compares to the taste of fresh berries. Fight me on that! No please don’t, i’m a lover not a fighter.
Now look, i’m not telling you to not make a delicious berry cobbler in the winter using frozen berries. By all means, be my guest! I sometimes love to make summery desserts in the winter just because i’m missing all things summer (and by all things, i’m obviously leaving out the nasty heat and just speaking to fresh fruits!)
If you have a U-Pick Berry farm near you, I would absolutely visit and use those berries for this Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler. In fact, soon we’ll be visiting a blueberry farm and getting all the blueberries to make LOTS of cobbler and pancake sauce with!
Do I have to Use Blackberries/Boysenberries?
I aptly named this, “Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler” Recipe because you can use any fresh berries you’d like! Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries are fantastic choices. Heck, even stone fruit like peaches or nectarines would be fabulous! But be sure to taste your berries first before placing them on top of your cobbler, so that if needed, you can adjust the sugar content.
How to serve this yummy Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler
I love to serve this warm right out of the oven. Not like directly out of the oven though please. You’ll give your poor tongue third degree burns! Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes and top with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream if you want to get crazy. Personally, I like to keep it simple and just enjoy the cobbler on its own.
And heck, it doesn’t have to be a night-time dessert! This would be stupendous warmed up with coffee in the morning for breakfast. Or even try my Baked Creme Brulee French Toast if you’re looking for another breakfast goodie.
Another way to serve this cobbler, which is completely optional, is to sprinkle about a tablespoon or two of course sugar or sparkling white sugar before baking. It adds a nice little crunch and sparkle to the cobbler (I’m a sucker for sparkly things!)
I really hope you enjoy my Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler Recipe the way my family does! If you end up making this delicious Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler, please leave me a comment down below!
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Fresh Summer Berry Cobbler
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh berries blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries
- 1 tbsp coarse sugar or white sparkling sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray or use butter residue from butter wrapper.
- Melt butter in microwave safe bowl (use a large enough bowl so you can add the rest of the ingredients).
- To the melted butter, add the rest of the ingredients, except for berries.
- Pour batter into greased baking dish. Top the batter evenly with berries.
- Optional: Sprinkle tops of berries with coarse sugar or white sparkling sugar.
- Bake for 50 – 60 minutes, checking the cobbler at the 50 minute mark.
- Serve warm.
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