Lighty, fluffy cake combined with tangy berries and a touch of lemon. This Lemon Berry Cobbler Recipe is the ultimate summer dessert. Serve it up hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Whats the difference between a cobbler, a crisp, and a crumble?
Cobblers, crumbles, and crisps are all baked desserts of fresh or canned fruit topped with some kind of pastry. The fruit juices bubble up into the pastry as it bakes, caramelizing the sugars and creating delicious little bites of dessert.
Cobblers have a biscuit topping along with the fresh or canned fruit. The biscuits are usually dropped onto the fruit in small rounds, giving it the appearance of a cobbled road giving the dessert its name. Cobblers can also be made with cake batter or cookie dough instead of biscuit.
Crumbles and crisps are very similar - they both contain fresh or canned fruit with a streusel-like topping that gets baked until the fruit is cooked. Crisps contain oats and crumbles do not. In an actual crisp, as in apple crisp or strawberry crisp, the oats in the topping crisp up as it bakes, hence the name. The names are often used interchangeably.
What Do I Need To Make This Lemon Berry Cobbler Recipe?
- self rising flour
- lemon extract
Pro Tip: Self-rising flour is all-purpose flour with baking powder and salt added. To make your own, all you have to do is combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt. You can also purchase pre-mixed all purpose flour.
How Do You Make A Cobbler From Scratch?
- Sift or stir 2 cups self rising flour and 2 cups sugar together.
- Pour in ¾ cup melted butter
- Add 2 cups milk.
- Add 1 teaspoon lemon extract.
- Mix until well combined.
- Add ¼ cup melted butter to a 3 quart baking dish (a 9x13 will work).
- Pour in batter.
- Swirl butter into batter slightly.
- Add the zest of one lemon to berries.
- Add juice from half of lemon to berries.
- Drop berries evenly into batter.
- Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes until golden. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream of whipped cream.
Which Stand Mixer Attachment Should I Use To Mix The Batter?
For this recipe I recommend using the paddle attachment.
Although the beaters on most hand mixers more closely resemble the KitchenAid's whisk attachment, the paddle is right for most jobs on the stand mixer.
The Paddle attachment is used for:
- combining heavy cookie batter and doughs
- mixing cake batters
- mashed potatoes
- quick breads
The Wire Whisk Is Used For Incorporating Air Into:
- egg whites
- whipping cream
- some candies
- angel food cake
The Dough Hook is used for kneading yeast dough such as:
- coffee cakes
- pizza dough
- pasta dough
Can I Make Lemon Berry Cobbler Recipe Ahead of Time?
Cobbler can be baked 6 hours ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Before serving, let stand at room temperature 1 hour, then reheat in a preheated 350°F oven until warm, about 20 minutes
Can I leave a cobbler out on the counter?
Usually baked goods (cakes, pies, cookies, etc.) are fine to keep at room temp for a couple days, just make sure it's covered tightly. Cobbler, fruit/nut pies, cookies, cakes etc. are fine to leave on the counter tightly wrapped for two or three days.
Can I alter the fruit?
Yes! Try peaches, strawberries, blueberries, apples - whatever you have on hand and love. You can even used canned pie filling, frozen fruit, or canned fruits.
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Lemon Berry Cobbler
- 2 cups Self-Flour Rising Flour
- 2 cups Sugar + more for topping
- 2 cups Milk
- ¾ cup Butter melted
- ¼ cup Butter Melted
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
- 1 ½ cups Blackberries
- ½ cup Raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
- Sift flour and sugar.
- Add milk, lemon extract and ¾ C butter. Mix well with a hand or stand mixer until smooth.
- Add remaining butter to a 9x13 or 3 quart baking dish and swirl around to coat pan.
- Pour batter directly into butter and give batter and butter a few swirls with a spatula to slightly combine.
- Drop berries in batter evenly around pan.
- Generously sprinkle with sugar.
- Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until golden.
- Allow to cool and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!