Best Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler

Baking in a cast iron skillet this triple berry skillet cobbler is the best!  Fresh berries not available try frozen; such as blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.  Start the recipe with mixing frozen berries together in a mixing bowl.  Add sugar, cornstarch, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix Buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla to make the cobbler topping.  After the berries have cooked for 25 minutes in the cast iron skillet, add the cobbler topping and bake another 15-20 minutes.  Serve warm with french vanilla ice cream or heavy whipped cream.

Best Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler lizbushong.comCooking in a Cast Iron Skillet

Whether cooking over an open fire of baking in the oven, everyone should own one cast iron skillet.  I have a 10″ skillet that is perfect for cobblers, biscuits  cornbread, chili and breakfast eggs.  Cast iron skillets bake evenly and create a crispy golden crust.  Also makes the best fried chicken.  So if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, get one as soon as you can.  In the meantime, you can bake this cobbler in a 9 x 13″ casserole baking dish.

How to Make Home Made Cobbler

Cobbler is different than pie crust and crisps.  Cobbler is like a sticky biscuit dough that is dropped by spoonful over a hot filling and baked.  Pie crust is as you know is rolled on a flat floured surface with a rolling pin with different ingredients that make it pliable to fit in a pie pan.  Crisps are toppings that usually contain raw oatmeal, nuts, coconut, brown sugar and butter that is crumbled over a pie filling or fruit.

Making this cobbler is pretty simple, meaning you mix the dry ingredients in mixing bowl, cut in chilled butter, add baking powder, baking soda and salt to flour mixture.  Then you mix the wet ingredients, like milk, or buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla to the dry ingredients to form a clumpy biscuit like texture.  Making cobbler is fast and easy especially when needing a home cooked comfort dessert.

How to Serve this Cobbler

Whether baking in a skillet or baking dish, spoon the warm dessert in individual plates or decorative cups with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

Best Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler



Best Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler

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  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American




6 tablespoons chilled butter, shredded

11/4 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

11/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


5 cups triple berries, frozen or fresh- blueberries, raspberries and blackberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Garnish:   Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray cast iron skillet with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In saucepan, mix sugar, corn starch and cinnamon, stir to combine over medium heat.  Add lemon juice and fruit.  Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils.
  3. Pour fruit in skillet or 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. In small mixing bowl, add flour and cut in butter, add sugar, baking powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs.  Add in milk and vanilla.
  5. Drop dough by large spoonfuls onto warm fruit mixture.
  6. Bake until topping is golden brown about 25 minutes.  Serve warm.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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