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Three Berry Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits in a white ruffle-edged baking dish

Three Berry Cobbler with Sour Cream Biscuits

Cobbler is one of the most homey, soul-satisfying desserts around. A rustic mix of three berries with lime zest make a delicious filling topped with light, sweet sour cream biscuits. Simple and relaxed, this dessert is a sure favorite! Fresh or frozen/thawed berries may be used
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 6-8 servings
Calories 281kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for Sour Cream Biscuits:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour gluten-free or regular (I used King Arthur’s Gluten-Free blend)
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar , plus extra to sprinkle on the biscuits
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter , cold
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream , plus extra to brush the biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Optional: Whipped Cream to top cobbler servings

Ingredients for the Berry Filling:

  • 2 cups Blackberries
  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 2 cups Blueberries
  • ¼ cup Flour gluten-free or regular
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Lime Zest
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cobbler may be made in an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan, or a 2.5 quart casserole or baking dish.

Instructions for the Sour Cream Biscuits:

  • Note: the biscuit dough may be made by hand or in a food processor with a dough attachment. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda; whisk to fully incorporate.
  • Using a medium size grater, grate the cold butter into the dry ingredients. Toss with your hands to gently mix the ingredients or with a mixing spoon.
  • Add the sour cream and heavy cream to the mixture and mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Biscuit dough may be rolled out and cut into pieces to cover the top of the cobbler or formed by hand.

Instructions for the Cobbler filling:

  • Combine the berries in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a second mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar and lime zest; whisk to fully incorporate. Drizzle the lime juice over the berries.
  • Sprinkle the berries with the flour-sugar mixture and gently spoon into the berry mixture to evenly distribute. Spoon berries into the baking dish, evenly distributed in the pan.

Assembling the Cobbler:

  • Spoon berries into the baking dish, evenly distributed in the pan.
  • Place the biscuits on top of the berries and gently brush with a thin coating of sour cream, followed by a sprinkle of sugar.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the biscuits are golden and cooked, and the berries are bubbling. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving (berries layer will thicken as it cools). Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 19.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.7mg