It's berry season, the perfect time to make this Easy 5 Ingredient Mixed Berries and Blueberry Cobbler! It's packed with luscious raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries.
I've been experimenting with cobbler recipes lately. I wanted to make something that wasn't loaded with sugar because the berries are so sweet on their own. Just simple ingredients and ¼ cup of sugar in the whole thing, plus a store-bought crust to make it accessible to beginners or those who don't bake very often. Voila! I give you one of my gorgeous & easy dessert recipes.
WHY I LOVE THIS Mixed berries & BLUEBERRY COBBLER
• The combination of four different kinds of berries makes the filling of this cobbler the most beautiful color.
• The berry filling is like homemade jam that's just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess.
• This easy fruit dessert is the epitome of the easiest dessert that will impress your guests with its delightful combination of tangy mixed berries and a golden crust.
• It is the perfect dessert pairing with vanilla ice cream!
• If your family loves berries, this recipe is a great way to add them to your rotation of Summer desserts.
what you need
Berries - Frozen berries can be a convenient and accessible option, especially when fresh berries are not in season.
Egg - You'll need one large egg for this recipe.
Pie Crust - We used store bought pie crust dough. Alternatively, you can make a homemade pie crust vs a store-bought one. A homemade crust allows for customization and control over ingredients, store-bought crusts provide convenience and consistency.
HOW TO MAKE Mixed Berries and Blueberry Cobbler
• Step 1 - Pour berries into a large mixing bowl.
• Step 2 - Add ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Toss together in the large bowl. Spray your prepared baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour blueberry mixture into a pie plate or casserole dish. You can add some lemon zest if you want some extra lemon flavor.
• Step 3 - Cut store-bought pie dough into 1-inch strips with a pizza cutter or knife. Note: Use a ruler to measure 1-inch wide pieces or eyeball them. Place pie dough strips down in a lattice pattern.
• Step 4 - Pre-heat oven to 350°F and position the rack in the center. Place pie dough strips down in a lattice pattern. See Lattice Crust instructions Below.
• Step 6 - Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F until golden brown. Let cool slightly. Serve the cobbler warm, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
HOW TO CREATE A LATTICE CRUST PATTERN
• Step 1 - Lay down five strips of dough (vertically) on top of the berries, leaving about an inch in between each piece.
• Step 2 - Pull back the second and fourth strips. Lay one strip across (horizontally) and replace the second and fourth with the original position.
• Step 3 - Next, pull back the first, third, and fifth strips and lay a strip across (horizontally), and replace the first, third, and fifth to the original position.
• Step 4 - Repeat until you have five rows across. Tuck in edges.
• Lattice Crust Technique: When weaving the lattice crust, it's best to work with chilled dough strips. This helps the strips hold their shape better and prevents them from becoming too soft and difficult to handle. If the dough becomes too soft, place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up before continuing.
• Thickening Agent: If you don't have cornstarch, you can use all purpose flour to mix in with the berries. This helps to absorb excess liquid and gives the filling a thicker consistency.
• Egg alternatives - To avoid using eggs, you can use melted butter or you can try using a dairy-based wash by brushing the crust with low-fat milk or cream. This will still help achieve a golden color but without the egg flavor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
• Can I use a blueberry pie filling instead? Yes, you can use a pie filling or fruit filling instead of fresh blueberries or frozen fruit. Pie fillings are typically made with cooked and sweetened fruit, and they can provide a convenient and flavorful option for your cobbler instead of fresh fruit.
• Can I substitute the fruit for peaches instead? Peaches are generally softer and have more moisture, so they may require a longer baking time. Peaches are also naturally sweeter, so you might need less additional sugar in a peach cobbler. If you're looking for a great Peach Cobbler recipe check out this one from Tastes Better From Scratch.
• How do I store the cobbler leftovers? Allow the cobbler to cool completely at room temperature before storing. Once cooled, cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the leftover cobbler to an airtight container. Store the cobbler in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. It can usually be stored for up to 3-4 days.
• Can I use a different type of sugar in the recipe? Yes, you can use a different kind of sugar instead of the sugar specified in the recipe. The biggest difference to keep in mind is that different sugars have different flavor profiles such as brown sugar which would add a hint of caramel to the recipe.
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Easy 5 Ingredient Mixed Berries and Blueberry Cobbler
For the filling
For the crust
- 1 refrigerated, pre-made pie crust dough sheet I used Pillsbury
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 tablespoon sanding sugar or large sugar crystals available in the cake decoratiing section
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, toss together berries, lemon juice, cornstarch and sugar. Pour into a 10-inch round pie plate or casserole dish that's 2 inches deep.
- Unroll pie crust sheet onto clean counter. Cut into 1-inch strips with a pizza cutter or knife. Lay strips onto berries in a lattice pattern.
- First lay down five strips of dough (vertically), leaving about an inch in between each piece. Then pull back the second and fourth strips. Lay one strip across (horizontally) and replace the second and fourth to original position. Next, pull back the first, third and fifth strips and lay a strip across (horizontally) and replace the first, third and fifth to original position. Repeat until you have five rows across. Tuck in edges.
- In a small bowl, beat egg and add 1 teaspoon water. Brush onto pie dough (you will have a lot of leftover egg which you can scramble and eat for breakfast). Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 45 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool about 10 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Why This Recipe is a MUST TRY!
The combination of four different kinds of berries makes the filling of this cobbler the most beautiful color. It's so satisfying to open the oven door to see and hear the bubbling berries. Not to mention the glorious smell of fresh baked pie. It's amazing to me how easy it is to make this cobbler and the berry filling is like homemade jam that's just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess all in the prettiest shade of magenta. And it pairs perfectly with vanilla ice cream.