Mixed Berry Cobbler Slow Cooker Recipe

This mixed berry cobbler slow cooker recipe is just as simple as it sounds! You’ll spend as little as 5 minutes preparing this dessert by using a slow cooker and letting the magic happen hands-free. All you need are frozen berries, flour, and a few other kitchen staples.

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Recipe Inspiration

I created this easy cobbler recipe around Christmas time while I was trying to figure out a last-minute dessert idea. We didn’t have a ton of food in the fridge, so I grabbed a bag of frozen berries, dumped them into a slow cooker, and whipped up a simple drop biscuit to add on top. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen organic berries 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need

Step-By-Step Steps

For the Berries

Butter or lightly grease the slow cooker pot lightly

slow cooker full of berries

Add in your berries, vanilla, and honey

Stir until evenly combined.

For the Topping

In a small mixing bowl, combine sea salt, flour, pure cane sugar, baking powder, cold butter (sliced into cubes), cinnamon, and water.

bowl with butter and flour

Use a fork to cut the butter into the mixture. When butter is in small pieces and the mixture is combined into a soft dough, add on top of the berries in the slow cooker.

Finally, place the lid on top of the slow cooker and turn it on low to cook for 5-6 hours. (If you’re in a rush, turn on high for 3-4 hours)

Why Use Frozen Berries

When it comes to frozen berries, you’re not only saving money, but you’re reducing food waste. Not to mention, having a bag or two in the freezer allows for quick desserts at the last minute.

It is best to buy organic berries for many reasons. They’re a lot healthier for you; they eliminate chemicals and pesticides, and the berries will taste so much better. They’re much sweeter and full of flavor! 

Incorporating Butter Tip

Cutting cold butter into a dough mixture isn’t hard. You’re going to cut your cold butter into medium-sized cubes and drop them into the mix. Then you’ll take a regular eating fork and smush the butter pieces down into the dry dough mixture. 

When you do this, you’re actually cutting the butter into tiny pea-sized pieces, so the topping will be light and buttery. When each medium chunk is in pea-size pieces, you’ll want to add your water and mix. NOTE: There will still be pieces of butter visible in your dough. You actually want this!

An even easier way, and my favorite, is to simply grate the butter with a box grater used for cheese. This way, you can just stir the butter chunks into the flour mixture without any cutting with a fork.

Storage Instructions

Store cooled-down leftover berry cobbler in an airtight container up to 3 days in the fridge.

Recipe FAQ

Can I use fresh berries instead of frozen?

Yes, if you prefer, you can use fresh berries instead of frozen. You may need to cook this cobbler less; just keep an eye on it to prevent burning. 

Could I make this in a baking dish in the oven?

Definitely! Just pop it into a lightly greased baking dish and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the dough is golden brown. 

Can I use all strawberries instead of mixed berries?

You can use whatever berries you desire for this recipe!

Can I add fed sourdough starter or discard to the topping?

Yes, you can add a little sourdough to the topping. I recommend using 1/3 cup and a little extra flour if it’s runny.

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berry cobbler recipe

The Easiest Berry Cobbler Recipe You’ll Ever Try

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
The easiest slow cooker cobbler recipe for any occasion. With just a few ingredients and five minutes of preparation, you'll have an irresistible cobbler cooking away!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen organic berries
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • FOR THE BERRIES:
    First butter or grease the slow cooker pot lightly. Then add in your berries, vanilla, and honey. Stir until evenly combined.
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
    In a small mixing bowl, combine sea salt, flour, pure cane sugar, baking powder, cold butter (sliced into cubes), cinnamon, and water. Use a fork to cut the butter into the mixture. When butter is in small pieces and the mixture is combined into a soft dough, add on top of the berries in the slow cooker. Finally, place the lid on top of the slow cooker and turn it on low to cook for 5-6 hours. (If you're in a rush, turn on high for 3-4 hours)

Notes

You’ll know the berry cobbler is ready when the berry filling is bubbling and the topping is slightly browned. 
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