Mixed Berry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

This delicious and easy mixed berry cobbler recipe is filled with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and topped with a brown sugar pecan crust that is absolutely scrumptious.

An overhead shot of a small bowl of cobbler with mixed berries in a small bowl in the background.

I love cobbler, and I have since I was a kid. Growing up, both my mom and my grandmother made cobblers regularly. When I struck out on my own, cobblers were my sweet of choice because they’d last for days and made great desserts and sweet breakfasts. Fast forward to being a mom, and I made cobblers all the time because they could feed my entire family along with my children’s friends after school.

As much as I love cobbler, after years of making it things got a little boring. That’s when I decided to give a version of cobbler a try that I’d had when I was at a friend’s potluck. Her cobbler had everything I loved in classic cobbler, but she topped it with a sweet, crunchy crust. I got the recipe from her, and it’s been in my rotation ever since!

Mixed Berry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

This delicious cobbler starts with a homemade mixed berry filling featuring blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Then, I add a classic cobbler topping for that flavor that we all know and love. This is where cobbler gets a twist. After the cobbler topping, I add a brown sugar pecan crust topping that’s sweet and crunchy, adding even more sweet flavor and a ton of texture. When it’s all baked up, I end up with a cobbler that has everything we all love in the classic dessert and a little something extra that takes it to an entirely new level.

Two small bowls full of cobbler and a bowl full of fruit.

Why You’ll Love This Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe

  • It’s easy to make, uses fresh berries, and has the most delicious topping ever for a cobbler recipe.
  • It only takes a few simple ingredients that are easily found at the grocery store.
  • It’s a delicious summertime dessert that everyone is going to love.

Mixed Berry Cobbler Ingredients

This easy recipe only uses a few simple ingredients. You probably have most of them in your kitchen already, and the ones you don’t have are all easily found at your local grocery store.

Mixed Berry Filling

  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornstarch
  • Cinnamon

Cobbler Topping

  • All purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Boiling water

Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping

  • Brown sugar
  • All purpose flour
  • Chopped pecans
  • Butter
A close up picture of cobbler in a bowl with blue trim.

How to Make Mixed Berry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

Although the filling and both toppings for this cobber are fully homemade, it’s an easy recipe that even beginners can make. There’s really nothing to it!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, spray a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.

Step 2: Make the Mixed Berry Filling

Place rinsed berries in a large bowl. Then, sprinkle them with sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Stir gently and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes while making the cobbler topping.

Step 3: Make the Cobbler Topping

Whisk the flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Then, use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut butter into the mixture until crumbly. Finally, pour boiling water into the mixture and stir until combined.

Step 4: Make the Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

Add all topping ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine.

Step 5: Construct the Cobbler

Pour the mixed berry mixture into the prepared baking dish. Then, spoon the cobbler topping over the berries and gently spread it to an even layer. Finally, spoon the brown sugar pecan mixture over the cobbler topping.

Step 6: Bake

Bake the cobbler for 55 minutes or until golden brown and topping is thoroughly baked. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping and enjoy!

A bite of cobbler on a spoon.

Recipe Tips

  • Cut your butter into small cubes, then place them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cut them into the flour. The colder the better!
  • For accurate flour measuring, spoon the flour into your measuring cup and level with a knife. This avoids packing and using too much flour.
  • It’s important that you add boiling water, not just very hot water, to your cobbler topping mixture.


  • Use strawberries in place of mixed berries.
  • You can use diced apples, pears, or peaches in place of berries for the filling.
  • For something a little different, try using your favorite fruit pie filling as the bottom layer for this cobbler.

What to Serve with Mixed Berry Cobbler

This delicious cobbler is perfect with a nice, big glass of milk or a cup of coffee. It’s also delicious when it’s topped with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! In addition, because cobbler is a dish that’s so classically Americana, it’s the perfect dessert to serve after a meal of your favorite comfort food favorites like:

  • Baked, roasted, or fried chicken
  • Steaks
  • Pork chops
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Grilled foods of all kinds
Two white bowls full of cobbler and a bowl in the background full of mixed berries.

Recipe FAQ

Can I make cobbler ahead of time? 

Absolutely. Cobbler reheats very well, so it’s easy to bake it the day before and still have an amazing dessert.

Can I use frozen berries instead of fresh?

You can. Defrost the berries, then mix them as called for in the recipe.

Does frozen fruit need to be defrosted?

It depends on the recipe. For quickbreads and muffins, there’s no need to defrost the berries. For cobblers, it’s best to defrost the berries first.

How do you defrost berries for baking?

You can leave them at room temperature for a few hours to defrost. For faster defrosting, place berries in a cold water bath. One cup of berries will defrost in about five minutes.

Will cobbler thicken as it cools?

Yes, it will. In fact, cobbler is best when it’s had time to cool down to warm instead of hot.

How do you thicken fruit for cobbler?

Cornstarch is usually used to thicken fruits for cobblers and pies.

A double photo collage of mixed berry cobbler with brown sugar pecan crust.

How to Store and Reheat Mixed Berry Cobbler

Store this cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.

To reheat the cobbler, place it in a covered baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until warmed through. It’s best to let frozen cobbler sit at room temperature for about an hour before reheating.

Try This Delicious Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe Today

This mixed berry cobbler with brown sugar pecan crust topping takes classic cobbler and takes it to an entirely new level. With a delicious mixed berry filling, classic cobbler topping, and an extra layer of crunchy, sweet goodness, you’ll be looking for reasons to make this cobbler. Give it a try, and I know it will become a regular in your dessert recipe rotation.

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More Delicious Cobbler Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Apple Cobbler – A delicious and warm cobbler made with two types of fresh apples. A great dessert for any occasion.

Blueberry Cobbler Frozen Dessert – An easy, no-bake dessert that is half cobbler, half cheesecake. It’s a light and refreshing dessert.

Blueberry Cobbler – A delicious homemade blueberry cobbler recipe topped with a brown sugar pecan crust.

And, Pear Cobbler from Deliciously Seasoned. This cobbler is made with a cinnamon roll crust, creating an even more delicious dessert.

An overhead shot of a small bowl of cobbler with mixed berries in a small bowl in the background.

Mixed Berry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Mixed Berry Cobbler is a delicious dessert recipe made with fresh fruit and topped with a brown sugar pecan crust. It’s even better served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 55 mins

Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 499 kcal


Mixed Berry Filling

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Cobbler Topping

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, cut into small pieces
  • cup boiling water

Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup butter melted


Mixed Berry Filling

  • Rinse berries and place in a large bowl.

  • Sprinkle sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and cinnamon over berries. Stir gently and let sit for 10 minutes while preparing the flour mixture.

  • Pour berries into the prepared baking dish.

Cobbler Topping

  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined.

  • Using a pastry blender, or two forks, mix butter into flour mixture until crumbly.

  • Pour boiling water into flour mixture. Stir until combined.

  • Spoon topping mixture over berries and gently spread making sure to cover the berries completely.

Brown Sugar Pecan Crust Topping

  • In a small bowl add all the brown sugar pecan crust ingredients. Stir to combine.

  • Spoon brown sugar pecan mixture evenly over cobbler topping.

  • Bake for 55 minutes.

  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping and enjoy.


Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 206mgPotassium: 269mgFiber: 5gSugar: 65gVitamin A: 237IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg

Keyword Blackberry Cobbler with Brown Sugar Pecan Crust, Homemade Berry Cobbler, Mixed Berry Cobbler

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