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Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler

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This strawberry blueberry cobbler recipe is easy to make and delicious to enjoy anytime you want a sweet and tangy taste of spring or summer. It’s prepared with (fresh or frozen!) strawberries, blueberries, and a flaky biscuit topping – and is great to serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect red white and blue dessert. You can even make star-shaped biscuits for a fun and patriotic dessert perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations.

a white casserole dish of baked strawberry blueberry cobbler ready to serve with a gold serving spoon

Fruit cobbler with fresh or frozen berries

Sweet, tart and tangy strawberry blueberry cobblers are perfect to make as a patriotic dessert for holidays. It’s always a big hit whenever I serve it for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day barbecues and potlucks.

You can use either fresh or frozen berries, or a combination, to make this delicious summer-inspired dish any time of the year!

a tray of frozen strawberries

Ingredients for the best strawberry and blueberry cobbler recipe

The two simple key components for making this red white and blue dessert recipe are the fruit filling and fluffy biscuit topping.

To make the blueberry strawberry cobbler filling you need:

  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • corn starch
  • lemon juice
  • sugar

You can use either fresh strawberries and blueberries or frozen, or a combination of the two. If you use frozen berries just be sure to thaw and drain them first. I suggest defrosting them in a colander to help remove most of the moisture.

strawberries and blueberries with sugar for a fruit cobbler topping

For the scratch-made biscuit topping you need:

  • self-rising flour
  • milk
  • butter
  • sugar

TFN’s Tip: You can easily make your own self-rising flour in a large batch and keep it on hand whenever needed. In a container with a lid combine 4 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix well to combine and keep stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

ingredients for drop biscuits: self rising flour, milk, and butter

How to make this easy cobbler with strawberries and blueberries

Cobblers are one of the easiest dessert recipes to make. From start to finish this patriotic dessert takes less than an hour. It comes together in 5 minutes with these 4 simple steps:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, stir together the strawberries, blueberries, cornstarch, 1 cup of sugar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish.

Next, rinse and dry the bowl before adding flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar and grated butter. Pour in the milk and use a heavy wooden spoon to stir until just mixed.

a bowl of biscuit ingredients

Drop the biscuit dough with a large spoon and press lightly to partially submerge them into the fruit cobbler mixture.

Bake for 30 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the biscuits are golden.

Let the blueberry and strawberry cobbler rest for at least 20 minutes before using a large spoon to serve with your favorite cobbler toppings.

a fruit cobbler with strawberries and blueberries with biscuit topping

Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler Recipe variations and substitutions

  • Whole milk can be swapped with 2% milk, but not skim milk or non-fat milk.. The fat is what makes the biscuits rise perfectly with just the right fluffy, tender texture. Get more tips for making the best easy Drop Biscuits with Self Rising Flour.
  • We made this a red white and blue dessert with strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla ice cream. However, you can certainly prepare as a delicious fruit cobbler with just blueberries or strawberries (the recipes are linked). And if you don’t want to include ice cream, no problem: Strawberry and blueberry cobbler still makes a wonderful patriotic dessert dish!
  • For a star shaped biscuit topping, use my easy 3 Ingredient biscuits and use star shaped biscuit cutter for a patriotic dessert.
strawberry blueberry cobbler with star shaped biscuit topping
  • Swap the sugar in this recipe 1:1 with Splenda baking mix sugar, if you like. If you don’t have Splenda baking sugar, you can use a blend of 1/2 Splenda and 1/2 sugar. But do not use just regular Splenda to make fruit cobbler as it won’t properly thicken the fruit.
  • Make this a gluten-free fruit cobbler recipe by swapping self-rising flour with your favorite GF-friendly baking mix.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I double this fruit cobbler recipe?

Yes, though I would bake it in two 13″x9″ pans to ensure that it bakes properly.

What toppings go well with strawberry blueberry cobbler?

I love to use vanilla ice cream as the topping in this patriotic dessert recipe. But other tasty topping ideas include whipped cream, cool whip, and cream cheese.

How long will homemade cobbler leftovers keep well?

Fruit cobbler will last for 4 days in the fridge. Let cool completely before covering the dish with plastic wrap or transfer to a sealed container before placing in the fridge.

Can I freeze fruit cobbler?

Yes! You can prepare this as a make-ahead dessert in a freezer-safe casserole dish. Once the cobbler cools, wrap the dish with plastic wrap and then a layer of foil; or, transfer to an airtight container with a lid. Keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight and then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

strawberry blueberry cobbler

Strawberry and Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

a white casserole dish with strawberry and blueberry cobbler and a gold serving spoon
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Blueberry Strawberry Cobbler

Easy strawberry blueberry cobbler recipe made with (fresh or frozen!) berries and a flaky biscuit topping. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a patriotic red white and blue dessert!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry recipes, recipes with blueberries, easy fruit cobbler, fruit cobbler recipe, patriotic dessert recipes, red white and blue dessert recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 260kcal

Equipment

  • 13" x 9" baking dish or 3 quart round casserole dish

Ingredients

Cobbler filling

  • 4 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (2-16 oz containers)
  • 4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (2-16 oz containers)
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar (can substitute with Splenda sugar [baking] mix – see notes)

Biscuit topping

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • cup whole milk (can substitute with 2% but not skim or nonfat milk)
  • 1/2 cup butter, grated
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together strawberries, blueberries, cornstarch, 1 cup sugar, and lemon juice. Pour into the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Next, rinse and dry the bowl before adding self-rising flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and grated butter. Then, pour in the milk and use a heavy wooden spoon to stir until just mixed. Do not overmix, otherwise, your biscuits will be dense and heavy.
  • Drop the biscuit dough with a large spoon and press lightly to partially submerge them into the fruit cobbler mixture. 
  • Bake at 375ºF for 30 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the biscuits on top are golden. Let cool at least 20 minutes before topping with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or cream cheese.

Notes

Splenda sugar (baking) mix can be substituted 1:1 for sugar. Do not use regular Splenda, as the fruit cobbler will not thicken properly. Instead use 1/2 regular Splenda and 1/2 sugar.
After the cobbler has cooled completely, transfer to an airtight container or cover with plastic cling wrap and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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