Summer berries are so sweet and packed full of flavor. Berry pies tend to get soggy, but this cobbler is sweet with a nice short bready-ish top. My recipe is a slight variation from Bon Appetit, and you can customize it with your favorite fruits.

The Filling:

7 cups berries (cut down larger fruit like strawberries so they cook evenly)

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon corn starch

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit 1/2 hour in the fridge. Stir once more and then add to a greased casserole dish.


The Topping:

1 1/3 cups flour

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoons salt

5 tablespoons butter, chilled

1/2 cup milk, chilled

Mix all the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter. Slowly add enough milk until the dough binds. Form into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Roll dough out into the shape of your casserole dish and 1/2” thick. Cut into even pieces and top the berries, leaving a gap between each piece of dough.


Putting it All Together:

Dab each piece of dough with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the dough is browned and the berries are bubbling. Enjoy with a mound of vanilla ice cream, immediately.


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