I made this recipe on Father's day primarily because I know my dad loves blueberries and is not a huge fan of super sweet desserts. I also knew that it would be a good medium for his whipped cream loving tendencies! Although he spends most of his time denying it, he does like dessert. When I see him indulge, it makes me sooo happy; I could scream! He loved this Brown Sugar Berry Cobbler and so did the rest of the fam! We had a very few leftovers after the 5 of us were served, and no whipped cream was left in sight! Strong work, Dad!
I should note that I was able to whip up this recipe, take pictures, carry on a conversation with my mom in the kitchen, and put away dishes during the whole process. If that doesn't give you an idea of how easy it is, then I don't know what will! This recipe also has a lot of room for improvisation. Because I didn't have enough of the blueberries & blackberries for the original recipe, I added 4 yellow peaches to the mix. It added a nice texture to the end result. A perfect summer dessert, for sure! Let's get our cobbler on!
Let's get started!
Chop up your peaches, and rinse the blueberries & blackberries.
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar & corn starch together.
Toss your fruit in the sugar mixture. Mix Mix Mix.
Put the fruits in your baking dish and pop it in the oven to heat up for a bit.
While it's cooking, start your cobbler topping. Mmmm butter!
I am totally in love with this butter. I use salted for baking. I know you aren't supposed to but WHATEVER.
Using a pastry blender, cut your butter into the flour. Now pour the milk in. Tada! Dough!
Then spoon the dough over your heated fruit and then top with brown sugar! Into the oven it goes.
And it comes out like this! Alchemy!
Plate your cobblers in bowls with some freshly whipped cream.
Look at that berry sludge! SOOO GOOD.
And dig in!
Because if you don't, Cooper will!
Brown Sugar Berry Cobbler
(recipe adapted from Gourmet)
Active time:15 min
Start to finish:1 1/4 hr (includes cooling)
- 3/4 to 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon packed dark brown sugar (depending on sweetness of berries), divided
- 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 lb mixed berries (I used blueberries & blackberries)
- 4 medium peaches, chopped
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Rounded 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Remove baking dish from oven and drop 12 mounds of dough onto hot berries. Stir together remaining tsp brown sugar and granulated sugar and sprinkle over dough. Bake cobbler until topping is golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to warm, about 30 minutes.