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Red and Blue Berry Cobbler

Red and Blue Berry Cobbler

Freshly picked strawberries and blueberries

While it is a total coincidence that I’m posting a berry cobbler recipe shortly after Serena’s Strawberry Shortcake post, I don’t think that’s really a bad thing? Just in time for Flag Day (June 14th if you are keeping track), here’s a simple and patriotic Red and Blue Berry Cobbler.

The berry season (and summer in my opinion) is always too short, so I plan to take advantage of enjoying every local strawberry, raspberry and blueberry I can get my hands on. The trick is having enough left to cook with – if you can resist polishing off the entire green carton, like during your car ride home from picking up your weekly CSA share.

Enjoying our CSA organic strawberries

Similar to Serena’s shortcake recipe, this cobbler is no fuss and pretty forgivable when it comes to baking. I added in some whole wheat flour and instead of vanilla extract, I added a dash of almond extract to the batter for extra flavor (caution: almond extract is MUCH more potent than vanilla extract so I use about 1/8 of teaspoon of almond extract if a recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.)

Red & Blue Berry Cobbler |

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Red & Blue Berry Cobbler

  • Yield: 9 servings 1x



Berry filling:

  • 7 cups berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon

Biscuit topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • Whipped cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, mix berries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon zest, Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together flours, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. With a pastry knife, cut small pieces of butter into dry mixture.
  5. Pour in buttermilk and extract; mix together until just moist (do not over mix.)
  6. In a 9-inch greased baking pan, pour in berries. Dollop globs of biscuit mixture on top.
  7. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until top starts to get golden brown.
  8. Cool slightly and serve with whipped cream.

Red & Blue Berry Cobbler

What’s your favorite seasonal berry?

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

I pledge allegiance to this cobbler! Beautiful, yummy and patriotic- what more could you ask for?!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Now THAT should have been the opening line to this post :)

Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

I so adore a good and easy cobbler and this IS indeed just in time for the 4th! All this needs is a scoop of dairy free fro yo and me with a spoon by it's side - right? ;)

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Yes - and if you need an excuse to make it now today is Flag Day :) I would go for the full on dairy vanilla ice cream but a coconut fro yo topping would be delightful too - there's a piece waiting for you in Philly!

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