The Best Classic Berry Cobbler*

The Best Classic Berry Cobbler  via

Growing up I remember helping my grandmother make cobblers, specifically berry cobblers. We would go pick wild berries for hours and come home and make a big cobbler to be served after dinner with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Sometimes, we even made the ice cream from scratch with the big old ice cream makers you had to crank by hand. It’s one of my favorite memories and I think about it every spring.

These days, I tend to make at least one berry cobbler a year. The recipe is always the same and I never try to play with it. It’s one of those recipes that is incredibly simple…and every time I have tried to fancy it up, I miss the perfectness of the classic.

The Best Classic Berry Cobbler  via

I have never shared this recipe before, because it’s one of those super simple recipes that I figure everyone already has. Or, that you already have your favorite cobbler recipe from your own grandmother.

I made this classic berry cobbler again yesterday for dinner with my family and decided that it’s time I shared it. Who knows — maybe your grandmother didn’t make cobblers! In which case, I mourn for your lack of cobbler past and insist you make this immediately. 😉

My Dad, who NEVER eats dessert, ate a giant bowl. It’s the power of berry cobbler — no one can resist.


The Best Classic Berry Cobbler

Yield: serves 6

Note: If using frozen berries instead of fresh, allow berries to come to room temperature on top of paper towels. This will allow any ice crystals to melt off and not wind up making your cobbler soupy.


  • 4 cups your choice of fresh berries (I use blackberries & raspberries)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 9-inch pie dough (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9x9 baking dish. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, toss together berries, sugar, flour and salt. Pour into prepared baking dish.

Cut pie dough into 2-inch squares. Arrange squares in a patchwork pattern over berry mixture, leaving openings for steam to escape. Brush dough with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until crust is deep golden and berry mixture is bubbly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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15 Responses to “The Best Classic Berry Cobbler”

  1. 1

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 3, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Recipes like this are the best! I have a similar one, but yours is different in that it has pie crust on top. YUM!

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    Joanne — April 3, 2014 @ 11:29 pm

    My grandmother never made cobblers! I am now feeling the weight of this travesty. Must rectify immediately!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 4, 2014 @ 12:28 am

    I love the use of pie crust here!

  4. 4

    Hari Chandana — April 4, 2014 @ 1:05 am

    Looks so delicious.. love it!

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    Linda — April 4, 2014 @ 3:43 am

    It looks fabulous!

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    dc — April 4, 2014 @ 6:24 am

    My grandma made strudels and cakes. I go love a cobbler tho’! I’m trying this one as soon as berries go on sale again!

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 4, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    just shared on my facebook fan page

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    Kim Honeycutt — April 4, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

    I wish I had some of my grandmother’s recipes but sadly, I don’t. I’m not even sure if she used them. I think this sounds very good. I might try a mix of berries. Thank you!! Pinned it!

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    Natalie @ Paper & Birch — April 5, 2014 @ 8:05 pm

    Well, I’ve never made cobbler, so this is a great share for me :) Also I love that yellow dish!

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    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen — April 6, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    This berry cobbler looks fantastic and perfect for this time of year as summer approaches :) So pinned!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — April 7, 2014 @ 10:50 am

    Looks great!

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    Louise Davis — June 30, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    this is wonderful! Just the right amount of crust. (I used Pillsbury). Could I do this same recipe with peaches? BTW my berries were very sweet so I cut the sugar to 1/2 Cup.

    • Jessica replied: — July 16th, 2015 @ 4:40 pm

      So glad you liked it! And yes, you can do the same thing with any fruit! Just make sure to try to get out any excess juice!

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    Kate — July 25, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

    I made this last night and we devoured it. It’s so good and super easy – my favorite kind of recipe! Thank you!

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    The Novice Chef » Apple Pie Cookies — September 10, 2015 @ 10:52 pm

    […] of filling. Then they overflow and make a delicious pie mess. It’s why I am better at making cobblers. Cobblers forgive you for adding extra […]

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