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Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler

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Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler deserves a spot on the table at your next cookout! With a homemade lattice crust and an assortment of ripe berries, this cast iron cobbler is the picture-perfect dish to show off your baking skills. Indulge the whole family on a hot, summer day with this dessert that’s sure to please!


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Cookout Season

Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the summer is littered with holidays that are an excellent excuse to break out the grill and enjoy a cookout with family.

Here in the south, our outdoor gatherings centered around a grill are “cookouts”, while “BBQ” is the meat you indulge in.

Quintessential cookout menus include burgers and hotdogs, mac and cheese, corn on the cob, potato salad, deviled eggs, a ripe watermelon, fresh lemonade and more. 

Don’t forget the desserts! Pies and cobblers filled with fresh fruit are mainstays, along with fruit salads, brownie bites, and more.

These holidays are HOT and if you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll have a pool to splash your feet in before catching some evening fireworks across the horizon.

How To: Prepare Mixed Berry Filling

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This mixed berry filling makes an undeniably sweet cobbler filling that cannot be beat! To keep it from being too sweet, omit the sugar and you can rely on the sweetness of the fruit alone.

Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. In a medium-sized cast iron skillet, toss berries with sugar, flour, cornstarch, salt, and lemon juice.

Stir until mixed and spread as flat as you can within the skillet.

Set aside while preparing the crust.

How to: Make a Lattice Crust

I learned the hard way that the key to this crust is keeping it as chilled as possible! Keep your butter in the fridge until you need it, and we’ll be constantly returning the dough to the fridge in between steps.

Using a food processor, pulse flour, salt, sugar, and cold butter. If the dough is very dry and crumby, add the water and continue pulsing.

Heavily spray two large pieces of wax paper with cooking spray. Place the dough between both pieces of wax paper and flatten. Set on a large plate or baking pan and set in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.

Remove from the fridge and flatten into a large circle with a rolling pin. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into thick strips that will serve as the lattice. The dough has likely gotten warm by this point and it will need to return to the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.

Lay out the dough strips in a lattice pattern across the top of the berry mixture. This is a great resource with step-by-step pictures on how to create the lattice!

If at any point your dough becomes impossible to work with, remember to always return it to the fridge to chill and start over.

Brush the crust with the egg wash and bake for 45 minutes. Rotate 180° degrees and continue baking 20-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Ingredients Needed

Materials Needed

mixed berries cast iron skillet

Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler

5 from 18 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, desserts, summer

Ingredients

Berry Filling

  • 5 cups mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • dash of salt

Lattice Crust

  • 1 heaping cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 stick)
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water mixed for egg wash

Instructions

Berry Filling

  • Preheating the oven to 350° F. In a medium-sized cast iron skillet, toss berries with sugar, flour, cornstarch, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Stir until mixed and spread flat in the skillet Set aside.

Lattice Crust

  • Using a food processor, pulse flour, salt, sugar, and cold butter. If the dough is very dry and crumby, add the water and continue pulsing.
  • Heavily grease two large pieces of wax paper. Place the dough between both pieces of wax paper and flatten. Set on a large plate or baking pan and let chill in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and flatten into a large circle with a rolling pin. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into wide strips. Return to the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.
  • Lay out the dough strips in a lattice pattern across the top of the berry mixture. Brush the crust with egg wash.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Rotate 180° degrees and continue baking 20-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream!
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39 thoughts on “Mixed Berry Cast Iron Cobbler”

  1. You are speaking my language with this recipe! I’m already a massive fan of fruit cobblers – berry ones, in particular – and the idea of a cast iron cobbler like this is just fantastic! I’ll have to get my husband to season our cast iron skillet so that I can make it soon!

    1. Oh man this looks so good! And cooking in cast iron is my favorite so I will definitely be giving this a try soon! Thanks for sharing ❤

  2. This looks amazing, Kalin! I love berries so I can’t wait to try the recipe, might need to grab them at the farmer’s market next time I go x

  3. I love love love berries – so this sounds perfect! I feel like this is a wonderful summer desert, as you mentioned pairing it with gatherings and holidays! Thanks for sharing I’ll definitely be pinning this to try!

  4. Cobblers are new to me, but I love them and definitely want to try to make one. Thank you for providing this delicious recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    That’s beautiful! Your lattice crust looks so good, too. Fruit cobblers really are the perfect summer dessert, and they’re so easy to make.

  6. 5 stars
    Girlllll…this looks absolutely perfect. All the antioxidants and sweetness from the berries and the lattice crust is beyond extraordinary.

  7. Yum! My husband and I love cooking with our cast iron pans! I haven’t thought of baking a pie in them yet though- so thank you for this recipe!

  8. This looks so yummy! I have always been scared of making pies like this with the lattice on top. I like how you broke it down and maybe I will get the courage to try one!

  9. Yummy recipe. I love everything about cast iron and if a delicious cobbler can be made in it, it’s a double treat! Thank you.

  10. Hi Kalin. This sounds absolutely delicious – especially with some ice cream! Thanks for sharing the recipe – my cooking skills are pretty basic so I may refer this to the better half 🙂

  11. Oh wow, does this look good! I love cobbers but I have never made them in a cast-iron skillet. I will have to give this a try and see how the flavor changes from using a standard glass dish. With berry season just around the corner, this would be the perfect way to use some of those fresh berries.

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