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Easy Fruit Cobbler with Biscuits

Easy cobbler with biscuits and frozen fruit, fresh or pie filling is here! Using refrigerated biscuits or homemade and berries, or make as an easy peach cobbler if you like. A family friendly cheap dessert you will love in the summertime.

Cobbler with Biscuits

This cobbler recipe with cobbler top of sorts is a fun one to do! Get your kids to help you in the kitchen to whip up the ingredients and layer in between Pillsbury biscuits. Use any type of frozen berries you like or mix a few, and bake in the oven to a bubbly golden brown. (affiliate links present)

Biscuit Topped Cobbler

This is how to make biscuits from scratch but for ease we are going to use a tube instead for this one. Flaky Southern style is best actually os you can pull apart the layers to get a sort of crust on the bottom and the top of this dish. We used blackberries as you can see here, and right out of the freezer makes everything easier.

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NO prep when it comes to this one as the fruit is already picked, rinsed, stems removed and you’re ready to go. We used this same flavor to make our puff pastry strudel where we used rolls of frozen dough and defrosted them just slightly so they were pliable. Let us show you just how easy this one is to make!

Pillsbury Biscuit Cobbler

Cobbler with Canned Biscuits

Ok so like I said, it is best to buy the larger Pillsbury Grands that say flaky layers on the outside. The regular style has a different texture and you wouldn’t get the same result. If that is all you can find, then buy the smaller “regular size” can and roll each one out to flatten as the bottom simple pie crust. Then you’d need a second can to flatten and use as the top layer.

Can you use any type of fruit you want for this? Absolutely, and please do so several times with different types to see which is your favorite. Juicier fruits will yield a more juicy outcome while fruits with pits when fresh won’t have as much ooey gooey if you know what I mean. What ingredients are needed for cobbler with biscuits?

  • 1 tube refrigerated biscuits 
    • flaky Southern homestyle biscuit style, so they can be pulled apart in half and used for the bottom and top layers
  • Heavy cream
  • Brown sugar
  • 32 oz frozen fruit of your choice, mixed berry cobbler is most common probably
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Vanilla

The size of baking pan would be a 9×13″. Now realize that with just about any other type of cobbler whether you were making it into a huckleberry recipe, strawberry, peach or any other it doesn’t come out in clean slices. Instead realize it is kinda’ a scoop into a bowl type of treat.

frozen blackberries
Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Pillsbury Biscuit Cobbler

Of course there are several other brands out there when it comes to refrigerated biscuits. You will likely find your stores brand on shelves as well. I will say that the latter are always smaller and I’ve never seen a flaky style in those. It is worth the extra dollar or so to just get what is mentioned here so it turns out best.

Can I use canned biscuits for cobbler?

Absolutely, we will show you how to do that right here. You can add a heavy cream and brown sugar coating to make them sweeter with fruit underneath. It is an easy way to make cobbler with Pillsbury canned biscuits.

Can I use different fruits for cobbler with biscuits?

Absolutely. I feel like frozen fruit is best and you can find bags at your grocery store in a number of different varieties. From strawberry to peach to blackberry and mixed berries work well too.

Can I use gluten-free biscuits for cobbler?

Yes, you can use gluten-free biscuit dough or a biscuit mix as a substitute for traditional biscuits in cobbler. This allows individuals with gluten intolerance or sensitivity to enjoy the dessert.

Can I freeze cobbler with biscuits for later?

I do not think biscuits baked, frozen, then reheated later come out very well. You can however allow it to cool, store in a sealed container and put into the fridge overnight. Then reheat leftover cobbler in the microwave in about 1 minute until warmed.

Beyond the pan you will want a pastry brush so you can brush the sweet moistening mixture over them. Without it you would need to use a spoon and generally you can’t coat the whole thing. I would spray the inside as well so that it slides right out a bit easier and comes clean easier too when you throw it into the dishwasher.

Biscuit Topped Cobbler

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9×13″ casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pull four of the biscuits apart in half through the middle (that is why you need flaky style so they will pull apart).

  • Place the biscuits into the casserole baking dish and press into a sort of crust on the bottom.
  • Brush the top of those halved biscuits with half of the heavy cream.
  • Sprinkle half of the brown sugar over the biscuits.
  • Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes or until the biscuits are beginning to brown on the edges.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the frozen fruit, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla until evenly mixed. Spread the frozen fruit mixture over the biscuits.
  • Pull the remaining four flaky buttermilk biscuits in half through the middle.
  • Arrange the biscuits over the top of the berries.
  • Brush tops with the remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar.

Place the dish into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the top biscuits are cooked through. Allow the casserole to rest for 15 minutes prior to serving to thicken up inside. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top like we do our cake mix cobbler recipes.

Cobbler with Canned Biscuits

Biscuit Cobbler with Frozen Fruit

Now we have tweaked this whole idea a number of different times too, with similar ingredients. Why? I mean why not, because playing around in the kitchen with my kids is just fun. 😉 Another fun one is to skip the bottom layer and instead after you prep the fruit you just use our pour over top pie crust right over it and bake!! Seriously this is amazing.

That one works well with pie filling too for an even easier throw together sweet treat. Want to use a boxed mix instead of refrigerated crusts instead? NO problem, we have done that a number of times with different fruit fillings of all time and some pancake mix. Just follow our Bisquick apple cobbler for that one!

Want to use a box of Betty Crocker mix out of your pantry instead? Layer together our cake mix blueberry cobbler for that one. We have made that with apple and/or peach filling instead for a peach cobbler recipe. These cans seem to last a few months, as well as the frozen bags so it is an easy thing you can always have on hand for surprise guests.

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Cobbler with Biscuits

Easy cobbler with biscuits and frozen fruit, fresh or pie filling is here! Using refrigerated biscuits or homemade and berries or peaches.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuit, cobbler, fruit, refrigerated biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 292kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pull four of the biscuits apart in half through the middle (that is why you need flaky style so they will pull apart).
  • Place the biscuits into the casserole dish and press into a sort of crust on the bottom. Brush the top of those halved biscuits with half of the heavy cream.
  • Sprinkle half of the brown sugar over the biscuits. Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes or until the biscuits are beginning to brown on the edges.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the frozen fruit, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla until evenly mixed. Spread the frozen fruit mixture over the biscuits.
  • Pull the remaining four of the biscuits in half through the middle. Arrange the biscuits over the top of the berries. Brush the biscuits with the remaining heavy cream and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar.
  • Place the casserole into the oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until the top biscuits are cooked through. Allow the casserole to rest for 15 minutes prior to serving to thicken up inside. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping

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Nutrition Facts
Cobbler with Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 546mg24%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 56IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pat

Thursday 30th of November 2023

Can I make this recipe with pie filling????

The Typical Mom

Thursday 30th of November 2023

probably??

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