“Bumbleberry” refers to a mix of berries of almost any kind, with raspberry, blueberry & blackberry as the most common.  You can favour and use more of a particular berry you wish to suit your tastes, or have an equal proportion of each berry.


  • Fruit:

  • 4 cups 1 L mixed fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)

  • 1 fresh pear or apple, peeled and diced

  • ½ cup 125 mL berry jam (of your choosing), stirred to soften

  • 1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract

  • Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 ½ cups 225 g  all-purpose flour (plain flour)

  • 3 Tbsp 40 g  granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling (or caster sugar)

  • 1 ½ tsp 7 mL baking powder

  • ¼ tsp 1 mL salt

  • 6 Tbsp 90 g  cool unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  • 6 Tbsp 90 mL milk

  • 2 Tbsp 30 mL maple syrup

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 375 ?F (190 ?C).

  • 2.

    Toss the berries and diced pear (or apple) gently with the stirred jam and vanilla.  Spoon the fruit into four 1-cup baking dishes.  Place the dishes onto a parchment-lined baking tray.

  • 3.

    For the cobbler topping, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.  Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.  In a separate dish whisk the milk, maple syrup, egg yolk and vanilla.  Add this all at once to the flour mixture and stir until blended (the topping will feel like a soft scone dough).  Drop this in pieces on top of the fruit, leaving space between the pieces, as the dough will expand as it bakes.   Sprinkle the cobblers with a little sugar and bake for about 30 minutes. To check the doneness, gently spread apart a little of the cobbler topping in the centre to see that it is fully cooked near the fruit (not wet-looking).  Allow the cobblers to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

  • 4.

    The cobblers can be served with a scoop of ice cream.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 693kj
  • Fat Total 20g
  • Saturated Fat 12g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 124g
  • Sugar 75g
  • Sodium 715mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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