How do you decide between a cobbler and a pie? There’s no need to choose when you can combine the two! Jeanette’s berry cobbler pie bakes fresh berries atop a flaky pie crust with a cobbler topping, providing the best of both worlds. The experts at your favorite local appliance service also have some tasty pairings that go beyond the traditional vanilla ice cream.

The Perfect Summer Dessert: Mixed Berry Cobbler Pie

When summer berries are sweet and plentiful, baking can enhance their fresh flavor. Jeanette’s mixed berry cobbler pie combines the different crusts of both a pie and a cobbler with fresh blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. But before we provide this simple recipe, we’ll clarify the difference between a cobbler and a pie. 

Difference Between Cobbler and Pie

Is cobbler considered pie? It turns out the crust is what separates these two desserts from each other. Here are some ways pie and cobbler differ:

  • Pie uses a bottom crust to contain it’s filling while a cobbler only has a top crust. 
  • Cobbler crust is more like a biscuit dough that’s dropped atop a fruit filling. Pie crust is rolled out to form a flaky pastry.
  • Most pie crusts are shaped and baked in a round pie pan while cobblers can utilize a variety of baking dishes.

What Goes Well with Berry Cobbler Pie?

There’s no doubt that vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or creme fraiche can provide the perfect creamy compliment to fruit cobblers. But sipping an adult beverage with this sweet dessert also highlights each berry’s flavor and sweetness. The following beverage pairings can make this triple berry cobbler pie even more enjoyable:

  • Beer: A tart, salty Gose can complement the sweetness of the berries while the malt notes echo those of the crust. Fruit-infused versions, such as a blackberry Gose, can further enhance berry flavor. 
  • Wine: Dessert wines such as sherry can help bring out the sweetness of berry cobbler pie, as can a crisp Riesling. A mildly fizzy red Moscato also highlights each berry note and refreshes each bite.

Mixed Berry Cobbler Pie Recipe

The three berries in this dessert make for a healthy mixed berry cobbler recipe that’s full of Vitamin C and more antioxidants than almost any other fruit. Here’s how to make Jeanette’s mixed berry cobbler pie:

Ingredients: 

1 9″ unbaked pie crust

Filling:

1 pint each fresh blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
½ c. sugar
¼ c. water
2 Tbsp cornstarch
½ tsp vanilla extract

Topping:

¼ c. butter
⅔ c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ c. milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place berries and sugar in a medium saucepan. In a small bowl, whisk water and cornstarch together until cornstarch dissolves. Pour water and cornstarch mixture over berries and add vanilla. Cook for 5 minutes, over medium heat, stirring often. Pour mixture into pie crust.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add milk, beating until fully incorporated. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. Mixture will be thick. Spoon carefully over berries and bake for 50-55 minutes until crust is golden brown and berries are bubbling.

Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream. Filling will firm up as the cobbler pie cools.

 

We hope you enjoy Jeanette’s mixed berry cobbler pie as much as her chocolate cobbler recipe. And for other fruit desserts, check out her strawberry cheesecake cookie cups when you need a bite-sized summer treat.