Easier than pie! Brown Butter Mixed Berry Cobbler is the quick, easy dessert that screams summertime. Nutty brown butter adds a nutty twist to the cobbler topping that you will absolutely drool over.

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Can you believe it’s the end of June already? Summer just started and it already feels like it’s just flying on by! I’ve been eyeing up all the amazing things popping up at the farmer’s market lately like the first zucchini, early season tomatoes and summer’s sweetest berries. It’s like an edible rainbow each and every time I go.

On my last trip, I picked up several pints of berries….strawberries, blackberries and blueberries to be exact. Each one offering up their very own flavor but all just as juicy as the other. I thought this would be a good time to back up something amazing, like this Brown Butter Berry Cobbler.

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What is a cobbler?

Cobblers, actually, refer to a variety of dishes and no two are ever alike. Some cobblers are baked fruit that’s topped with biscuits but for this recipe, the batter is actually poured into the baking dish first, then topped with the berries. The topping then rises up to the top and wraps around the fruit like a butter pastry blanket. YUMMO!

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How do you make a Berry Cobbler?

This Brown Butter Berry Cobbler recipe is so simple to make. First you pour melted brown butter into a baking dish, then you pour the batter mixture into the dish. Toss the berries in sugar and spread evenly over the batter. Bake….grab a fork….dig in.

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The best mixed berry cobbler recipe starts with the best ingredients, that’s why I love to use a high quality flour, butter and farm fresh berries. Good flour helps the batter bake up light and fluffy and the butter adds a richness that’s just fabulous with the sweet berries.

This cobbler recipe couldn’t be simpler to make, you’re basically just mixing, dumping and baking. EASIER than PIE!

Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Brown the butter in a small saucepan.

Gradually add half and half to the dry ingredients.

Toss the berries with the sugar and vanilla.

Pour the butter into a baking dish.

Add the batter to the baking dish, don’t stir.

Top the batter with the berries.

Bake the cobbler until golden and bubbly.

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In my opinion, this is the best mixed berry cobbler recipe around. The brown butter addition adds a hint of nutty flavor to the batter that compliments the tart sweetness of the berries. You can totally use any berries you like in this cobbler recipe but I went for what they had at the market, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries.

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It’s very similar to this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp I made last year and, hey, yeah, rhubarb would be pretty fabulous in this homemade cobbler recipe, too! I don’t know where I’ve been lately but I’m thinking it’s time to whip up a few more summer fruit recipes. I’m surely lacking in that area for all of you.

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This Brown Butter Berry Cobbler is completely amazing still warm from the oven with a big scoop of this vanilla ice cream on top. Or go totally modern and add a scoop of this Vanilla Chai Ice Cream. (YES….do it!) And if you’re looking for something a little more pie like….try this Blueberry Crostata. It’s just as easy and just as amazing.

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Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Berry Cobbler Recipe

Quick and easy Brown Butter Berry Cobbler recipe is the best thing to happen to summer. Made with fresh ripe berries and nestled in a buttery, nutty biscuit crust....this the dessert for every summer party.
5 from 12 votes


  • 5 Tbsp. salted butter, browned
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 cups fresh berries
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla


  • Add the butter to a small skillet and melt over medium-high heat. 
  • Continue cooking until the butter begins to brown slightly, stirring or swirling the pan occasionally. Turn off the heat and cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Whisk the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
  • Gradually add half and half while continuing to whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, toss berries, brown sugar, remaining granulated sugar, and vanilla until combined.
  • Pour the butter into the baking dish and then the batter over the butter. Don't stir.
  • Pour berries over the batter and spread with a spatula.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  • Allow the cobbler to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.



Brown Butter Berry Cobbler can be made up to 24 hours in advance and stored covered in the refrigerator. To reheat, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake until warmed through.
Serving: 0g, Calories: 352kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 202mg, Potassium: 293mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 375IU, Vitamin C: 2.2mg, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 1.1mg