Berry Cobbler

Create this delicious crisp crust to place on top of your favourite berries - a homestyle classic! This dessert pairs perfectly with a glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream on the side.


  • oven
  • 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish
  • whisk or fork


  • 6 cups (1.5 L) mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Grease 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish. Toss together berries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice and butter; scrape into prepared pan.
  2. Topping: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; using a pastry blender or fingertips, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Whisk milk with vanilla; gently stir into flour mixture using a fork to make ragged dough. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls randomly over filling. Brush tops lightly with additional milk.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is bubbling and biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.


  • Serve with vanilla Greek yogurt or ice cream.
  • Substitute thawed and drained mixed frozen berries for fresh berries if desired.