Mixed Berry Cobbler

The strawberries are here!  Finally all the fresh strawberry recipes that I’ve been saving can be put to use.

To me, a berry cobbler is a sure sign that summer is here.  Well, it’s actually not…but it FEELS like it already.  It’s the perfect end to a cookout and the fresh fruit inside is the star of the show.  And, every good southern woman has a great cobbler recipe that she keeps in her back pocket.  I’m sure that’s written somewhere.  This one is just easy and delicious enough to fit the bill.

I had plans for a jam with these berries, so I used half a bag of frozen, mixed berries to complete the amount of fruit needed in the recipe.

Mixed Berry Cobbler (adapted from here)

Printable recipe

– INGREDIENTS –

Filling

2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
7  cups chopped fruit, any combination of fresh and frozen berries will work
3 teaspoons lemon juice

Dough

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten

– PREPARATION –

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch by 13-inch flat baking dish (or a similar size dish) with nonstick spray.

1.  For filling: Thoroughly stir together granulated sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Gently stir in berries and lemon juice. Spread mixture evenly in baking dish.

2.  For dough: Stir together flour, both sugars, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add melted butter to bowl, stirring until incorporated. Add egg, stirring with a fork until mixture is blended and clumped. Sprinkle clumps of dough mixture evenly over fruit.

3.  Bake in middle third of oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until well browned and bubbly. Transfer to wire rack and let cool slightly before serving.

Serve warm topped with a good vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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