Joy the Baker’s Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler

Joy the Baker’s strawberry blueberry cobbler is the fruit-packed dessert you’ve been waiting for. Fresh berries cooked down with brown sugar and butter and topped with a browned butter, cookie-like cobbler topping. 

Two white bowls filled with strawberry blueberry cobbler and topped with ice cream.

Adapted from Joy Wilson | 2021

It’s that time of year when we put the best of summer’s fruit into a buttered baking dish, top it with any sort of buttered crumble and bake it until everything browns and bubbles. There are about a million ways to make a cobbler and this is my favorite of the unfussy versions. This is the easiest cookie-topped fruit cobbler made with any summer fruit and flavored with browned butter and brown sugar.–Joy Wilson


There’s nothing more heartbreaking than an underdone cobbler, is there? Except maybe an overdone one? It’s time to pull that fruit-filled beaut out of the oven when the edges are all bubbly and the topping is golden rather than just starting to get toasty. A little extra insurance, for those of you who love the numbers, when a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the topping reads 200°F everything is cooked through.


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Joy the Baker’s Strawberry Blueberry Cobbler

Two white bowls filled with strawberry blueberry cobbler and topped with ice cream.

This cobbler topping is essentially a sugar cookie atop bubbling juicy fruit. Crisp but soft, flavored with browned butter and brown sugar. It’s the easiest way to cobbler with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. 

Joy Wilson

Prep 45 mins

Cook 30 mins

Total 1 hr 15 mins

Prepare the fruit

  • Place a rack in the upper third of your oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Lightly slick a 9-by 13-inch (23-by 33-cm) baking dish with softened or melted butter.
  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and salt until evenly combined.
  • Place the blueberries and sliced strawberries in the prepared baking dish. Add the sugar mixture and toss gently until evenly coated. Let the strawberries and blueberries macerate in the sugar while you prepare the topping. They’ll begin to release juice and that’s a good thing.

Make the cobbler topping

  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook the butter just until the milk solids toast and brown and the butter is very fragrant, 5 to 8 minutes. [Editor’s note: You are going to want to watch the butter closely as it can burn very quickly.] Pour the browned butter into a medium bowl to cool slightly.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl with butter. Stir in the beaten egg yolk and use a fork or your fingers to work the ingredients into a shaggy dough.

  • Use your hands to shape the dough into rough coins about 3 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Layer atop the prepared strawberries and blueberries, covering the fruit as much as possible—though it’s ok if bits of fruit peek through.

  • In a small bowl whisk together egg white and a splash of milk. Lightly brush the cobbler top and sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar, if using.
  • Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the top is lightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Rotate the dish in the oven halfway through baking to evenly brown.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes to cool just slightly before scooping and serving with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Cobbler is delicious at room temperature or cold from the fridge. There’s no wrong way to enjoy it! Cobbler is best enjoyed on the day it is made but will last, covered in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.

Serving: 1portionCalories: 461kcal (23%)Carbohydrates: 69g (23%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 20g (31%)Saturated Fat: 12g (75%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mg (24%)Sodium: 190mg (8%)Potassium: 292mg (8%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 44g (49%)Vitamin A: 636IU (13%)Vitamin C: 72mg (87%)Calcium: 108mg (11%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Originally published July 02, 2021

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