Best Summer Fruit Cobbler is made with 8 cups of fresh blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, and pitted cherries–with a most delicious crust!

oval pan of summer berry cobbler with red cherries

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We’re so happy it’s June, with an abundance of summer fruit being available now for delicious cooking! Cobbler can be made from any fruit–fresh or frozen–and any combination of fruit. If you’re a blueberry fan, you’ve got to try my Best Blueberry Cobbler, too (watch the video!)

Summer Fruit Cobbler Recipe

This cobbler is made with fresh berries and rhubarb! Is there anything better than a fresh summer fruit cobbler topped with cold ice cream? Delicious served with this Epic Summer Hamburger Board!

close up spoonful of fresh summer berry cobbler

In the past, I’ve made more complicated cobblers. But this one, my Friends, is almost too easy!

Start with any combination of 8 cups of your most favorite berries or fresh summer fruit!

fresh summer fruit in an oval pan for baking

Ingredients for summer fruit cobbler

All you need for this recipe are these ingredients:

  • 8 cups of summer fruit (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and rhubarb)
  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon
  • Butter and milk
  • Sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, cornstarch
  • Vanilla extract and almond extract
  • Boiling water

sprinter van in an open field with people sitting around

Tailgating with a summer dessert

We recently took this Summer Fruit Cobbler to a tailgating area in our Sprinter van, and celebrated our son’s birthday with friends. It’s easy to sit outside and socially distance, and make celebrations happen!

Today, the first of the month, instead of thinking about what goals you want to accomplish this summer, how about reflecting back on May and seeing which goals really stuck?

A few come to mind for me, as we hunkered down during an unusual, unsettling time. Yesterday our world came together in a Civil Rights way that I’ve never witnessed in all my years. A glimmer of hope for all of us, as we listen and learn–with love in our hearts for one another–this is where change starts!

a summer cobbler with red fruit

In our home this past month, we’ve finished a few more house projects, and we’re branching out to having people over again. This makes my heart very happy!

I would say that we all have gotten very comfortable being uncomfortable. With so much unknown around us, we’ve learned to adapt and put our heads down, to figure things out in our own little worlds. Growth and development rarely occur when everything is perfect. I’ve learned more discipline these past few months–have you? I can say I’ve grown as a person.

a spoonful of summer berry cobbler

Being intentional

I also think about the people in our lives. Paul and I are very intentional with friendships. It’s also important to make friends with people who have discipline! The main people in your life who are focused and disciplined rub off on you, right?

Save this dessert recipe for the weekend, and who will you invite over?

We have so much to be thankful for!

More summer recipes

If you search “summer” on my blog, here are a few recipes that come up!

Fruit Caprese Salad

Butter Leaf Lettuce Summer Salad

Cherry Compote Recipe

Italian Spaghetti Salad

Camping Charcuterie Board

Mango Cucumber Summer Slaw

Grilled Cheese Dinner Tray

Epic Summer Waffle Brunch Board

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Epic Summer Mini Pie Board

Which one will you try this week? :) You may also love this Layered Berry Trifle!

pouring boiling water over the cobbler topping before baking

How to make a summer fruit cobbler

All you need is fresh summer fruit! Think any kind of berries, cherries, rhubarbs, and even apricots (yum).

Then the usual baking ingredients (flour, sugar, etc:) But LESS sugar than you think!

spooning over the fresh fruit, cobbler topping

Of course butter makes everything better.

And you pour 2 cups of boiling water over the cobbler.

Bake and serve!

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Best Summer Fruit Cobbler

A fruity cobbler with 8 cups of berries!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 10
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  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 cups pitted cherries
  • 2 cups rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, add the 8 cups of summer fruit. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Gently mix with a spoon or your hands (if you use your hands, your won’t break up the berries).
  • In a 9x13 pan, spray with cooking spray. On the bottom, lay the 8 cups of summer fruit, and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the berries.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, almond extract, and vanilla. Pour over the berries.
  • In the same bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Mix together and sprinkle on top of the cobbler mixture.
  • Over the entire cobbler, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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close up of fruit cobbler with a brown crust topping