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Berry cobbler

7 - 9
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
45 min
15 min
30 min
We used a baker's secret to make this delicious cobbler perfect: Heat the filling before topping it off with the dough. Cobblers are deep-dish baked fruit desserts with a top crust of short, biscuitlike pastry, which can placed on top in a single layer, lattice-style with overlapping strips, or individual round biscuits that resemble the cobbles of a cobblestone street, which is how the dessert got its name. Use the berries you most enjoy here. Or use 2 cups of berries of your choice and 2 cups of pitted, peeled, and chopped stone fruit like peaches or nectarines.


Fresh blackberries

2 cup(s)


2 cup(s), hulled and halved

Table salt

¼ tsp


2 Tbsp


¼ cup(s)

All-purpose flour



1 tsp

Baking powder

½ tsp

Baking soda

¼ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Ground cardamom


Low-fat buttermilk

½ cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a shallow, 2-quart ovenproof dish, stir together berries, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, cornstarch and 1/4 cup of sugar. Bake until hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare topping: In a bowl, stir together flour, 1 teaspoon of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and cardamom. Stir in buttermilk to form a sticky dough.
  3. Remove fruit from oven. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto fruit to form 4 biscuits. Bake until biscuits are golden and fruit is bubbling, about 25 minutes. Allow cobbler to sit for 5 minutes for fruit to firm up before serving. Yields about 1 cup fruit and 1 biscuit per serving.