Here is an easy and super delicious berry skillet cobbler that embraces all the flavors of summer and can be whipped up in just minutes, ready for the oven and ready for you to enjoy.
I love cobbler and have been making a cobbler for several years, but I wanted something different than my normal cobbler so this recipe was born and tested several times. The sweetness of the blueberries is balanced with the tang of fresh ripe blackberries for this berry rich flavor cobbler that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Berry Cobbler Ingredients
These are the basic ingredients for making this scrumptious berry cobbler!
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground ginger
- Lemon zest and juice
- Vanilla extract
- Whole milk
- Fresh blueberries and blackberries (or a mixture of any berries you chose)
Berry Skillet Cobbler Spices
Don’t skip out on tossing the berries with the ground ginger. The touch of ginger really takes the cobbler to a new level of flavor. Giving them a good coating of ground ginger infuses the berry flavor with the ginger evenly into the cobbler and it’s delicious. The ginger provides a nice depth to this cobbler balancing out the sweetness.
Berry Cobbler Recipe
For years I have made the same mixed berry cobbler, but lately I wanted something different and a little easier to make. This cobbler is seriously the easiest one I have ever made and ready for the oven in 15minutes.
To make this easy blueberry/blackberry cobbler, all you need to do is follow these simple steps. With batter that is full of flavor and berries that are sweet and juicy; this is truthfully the easiest and tastiest cobbler recipe around.
- STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F
- STEP 2: Whisk these dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest
- STEP 3: Add the wet ingredients to the same bowl: milk, vanilla and lemon juice. Stir until the mixture is smooth
- STEP 4: Place your berries in a large ziplock bag, add the ground ginger and gently shake until the ginger coats the berries
- STEP 5: Melt the butter on the stovetop in your skillet ensuring the butter coats the sides of the skillet. Pour the batter into the skillet, directly on top of the butter.
- STEP 6: Add the coated berries evenly on top of the batter. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 30 minutes
That’s it…I told you it was easy!
What Type of Berries are Best?
Not sure there is a correct answer to this question.
This cobbler is made with blueberries and blackberries. The blueberries provide that juicy sweetness and the blackberries provide that hearty, tangy structure that doesn’t exist with blueberries.
I tend to be a sucker for anything with berries – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries. Any berry is the epitome of summertime and I love anything with berries included.
This recipe is no exception. I have made it with blackberries, blueberries and a mixture of all the berries. I think my favorite it a blend of blueberries and blackberries. My family usually devours this cast iron skillet cobbler in one sitting and there are only four of us.
I’ve made a few cobblers in my day, but this one I have perfected to just the right taste and it’s now my go-to-cobbler recipe. Let me share it with you.
Supplies for Making a Berry Skillet Cobbler
You can’t make a skillet cobbler without a cast iron skillet. I love cooking with a cast iron skillet and it’s rather new for me; within the last few years. The only drawback with an iron skillet is they are heavy, but it’s all I’ve been using lately to cook eggs, burgers and berry cobbler and I’m not going back.
A 10″ skillet is the best for this recipe. So grab yourself a 10″ skillet for this delicious berry cast iron skillet cobbler and you won’t be disappointed.
- 6 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup granulated sugar plus little extra for sprinkling
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger for coating berries
- 1 lemon - zest and juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling on top
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a medium size bowl add the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon zest. Stir until combined. Add milk, vanilla and lemon juice to the bowl. Stir until smooth.
- Add blueberries and blackberries to a ziplock bag with the ginger and lightly shake until the ground ginger is coating the berries. Set aside
- Melt the 6 tablespoons of butter in the skillet on the stove.
- Ensure the butter is completely melted and the pan is coated with butter. Pour the batter into the skillet on top of the melted butter.
- Add the ginger coated berries with your hand, evenly scattering them on top of the batter. Sprinkle two tablespoons of sugar on the top.
- Place in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until the top is light brown and bubbly.
- Remove, cool slightly and serve warm with ice cream
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