You’ve got to make our easy huckleberry cobbler with fresh fruit and topped with a crumble topping complete with honey roasted nuts today! Best dessert ever.
Huckleberries are here!! Aren’t they gorgeous?? They’re the state fruit of Idaho (where we live) so we’re lucky enough to enjoy them right off the tree at a relatives house when we visit, or pick them up at Albertsons in Boise Idaho. They are so good! If you’ve never tried a fresh huckleberry I’m sure you’d love them. They’re sweet with a bit of tartness and great for desserts like this easy huckleberry cobbler! Special thanks goes out to Albertsons for sponsoring this post so we could share our crisp recipe with all of you. (originally published 8/18, affiliate links present)
- Look how good my huckleberry crisp came out!!
I had to keep my kids from devouring them right out of the bowl when I started making this……..
They’re a great snack for sure.
BUT…..I wanted to make some huckleberry recipes with these and dessert is where I started. 😉
I went straight to the idea of making a sort of huckleberry crisp or cobbler of sorts since my husband’s aunt made one in the past and it was amazing! Using fresh fruit to make any dessert just brings it to a whole new level if you ask me, so when huckleberries are in season….NOW!
They ripen in mid to late summer and can be found in red, blue or black colors. The batch I found look like a deep blue or purple I’d say. 😉
I show you my shopping experience here and all the wonderful huckleberry goodies they have in the produce section where these containers are.
- I bought about 3 pounds because I wanted to make this and some huckleberry jam in my pressure cooker as well. 😉
It was the perfect amount for both creations, but if you had a larger crowd to feed you could easily double this recipe.
I feel like nuts are necessary to top any type of cobbler dessert but that is totally up to you as well.
Walnuts or pecans are perfect for this huckleberry cobbler and when I was at Albertsons I found a bag of honey roasted chopped pecans in the baking aisle which saved me a step of creating those myself….love that!
This is what you’ll need to pick up to make our fresh huckleberry cobbler
- Fresh huckleberries – I found mine at Albertsons on Broadway in Boise, Idaho
- Brown sugar
- Lemon juice – I prefer fresh squeezed
- Nuts – Honey roasted pecans worked great
- Old Fashioned Oats
- Baking dish – I used my 1.5 quart oval pan
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top too if you want.
Tip: When mixing your berry mixture remember to gently mix it together in a large bowl. You want the berries to stay in tact and don’t break apart. Secondly, the fresher the better. If you purchase huckleberries that have been picked a while ago and have been sitting in a bowl on the store produce shelf for a while they will be softer. Also, your overall end result will be a bit looser because the berries aren’t as firm.
If you enjoyed this fresh huckleberry cobbler recipe, then try these too!
- Our fresh apple monkey bread is so yummy and easy to make.
- Cranberry apple cobbler is great.
- Instant Pot apple crisp uses fresh Granny Smith apples and takes 1 min. to cook!
- We’ve made apple crisp in a crockpot too.
- Dump peach cobbler uses pie filling if you can’t find fresh fruit.
- Huckleberry pudding sounds amazing too.
Bake until golden brown for about 30 minutes. Timing varies slightly depending on your altitude and oven so it may take a bit longer to reach perfection as you see here.
- 4 c huckleberries fresh is always best
- 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh is always best
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp flour
- 3/4 c oats old fashioned oats, not quick oats
- 1/3 c flour all purpose
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c butter softened
- 1/2 c pecans I used honey roasted
- 3/4 c sugar white
- Gently mix your fresh huckleberries with your white sugar, your 3 tbs of flour, vanilla and lemon juice. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In another bowl put room temp. butter in with your brown sugar, 1/3 c flour, old fashioned oats and mix well with a fork until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
- Pour berry mixture into an 8x8 pan topped with oats mixture evenly and then sprinkle with your pecans (or any other type of roasted nuts).
- Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until berries are bubbling and top mixture is slightly golden brown.
- Take out and put on a cooling rack until completely cooled. It will thicken as it sits so it is best to allow at least 30 minutes to cool off.