Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe

This Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe is a healthier take of the American traditional dessert. Berry cobbler is a sweet and crumbly dessert circulating since the 1800s. Before, people used to incorporate this dessert with blueberries cobbled with spoonfuls of biscuit dough and cooked in an open fire. Today, we enjoy blueberries all year round even though we consider it a summer dessert. Cobbler works best with any fresh berries available as well. With these berries being naturally sweet, we’d like to cut the added sugar yet keep its delightful old-fashioned taste.

Cobbler fruit fillings are not just delectable but are also nutritious. Based on studies, consuming berries improves blood sugar and insulin levels. Also, berries like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are high in antioxidant contents. In fact, consuming these berries can help us fight against free radicals that damage our DNA. In addition, they are also high in fiber. Did you know that a high-fiber diet improves and maintains bowel movement and lowers cholesterol levels? To sum up, with this recipe being sugar-free plus the health benefits of berries, it can possibly be among the healthiest desserts ever!

Even more, this sugar-free cobbler recipe is quick and easy to make! Surprisingly, in just 40 minutes, you can relish this lovely dessert. Finally, enjoy this naturally-sweet and gooey berries topped with savory and crumbly cobbler crust! Try making Sugar-Free Raisin Bars for your daily guilt-free sugar fix!

How To Make Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler

This Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe is a traditional American dessert with a twist. The twist is that you can still enjoy this baked good without the added sugar. What’s inside is a gooey and naturally sweet berry of your choice.

For Berry Filling:

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ cup fruit-sweet boysenberry syrup (or blueberry syrup)
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups blackberries (or marionberries, boysenberries, blueberries)
  • 1 packet sweetener (up to 2 pkt, as sweet as 2 tsp sugar each, optional)

For Cobbler Dough:

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted )
  • 2 tbsp apple juice (concentrate)
  • ¼ cup low-fat fruit-sweet berry yogurt (or cherry flavor)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a deep-dish pie pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Stir cornstarch into water until dissolved.

  3. Mix in syrup and cinnamon. Fold rinsed, drained berries into filling mixture. Let sit and set aside.

  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine butter, juice concentrate, and yogurt.

  6. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Blend gently with a fork for 20 to 30 seconds.

  7. Knead the dough for 20 to 30 more seconds. On a floured surface, press dough into approximately ¼ to ½ inch thickness and wide enough to cover your pan.

  8. Pour berry filling into a greased pan.

  9. Set the cobbler dough over the top, making the dough surface as even as possible.

  10. Press the dough against the sides of the pan and cut a design in the dough for air vents.

  11. Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the dough is light brown.

  12. Let cool and serve. Since blackberries vary in sweetness, you can sprinkle up to 2 packets of sweetener over the top if desired.

How To Make Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler

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This Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe is a traditional American dessert with a twist. The twist is that you can still enjoy this baked good without the added sugar. What’s inside is a gooey and naturally sweet berry of your choice.

Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

For Berry Filling:

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • ½ cup fruit-sweet boysenberry syrup or blueberry syrup
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups blackberries or marionberries, boysenberries, blueberries
  • 1 packet sweetener up to 2 pkt, as sweet as 2 tsp sugar each, optional

For Cobbler Dough:

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp apple juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup low-fat fruit-sweet berry yogurt or cherry flavor

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a deep-dish pie pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Stir cornstarch into water until dissolved.

  3. Mix in syrup and cinnamon. Fold rinsed, drained berries into filling mixture. Let sit and set aside.

  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. In a separate bowl, combine butter, juice concentrate, and yogurt.

  6. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Blend gently with a fork for 20 to 30 seconds.

  7. Knead the dough for 20 to 30 more seconds. On a floured surface, press dough into approximately ¼ to ½ inch thickness and wide enough to cover your pan.

  8. Pour berry filling into a greased pan.

  9. Set the cobbler dough over the top, making the dough surface as even as possible.

  10. Press the dough against the sides of the pan and cut a design in the dough for air vents.

  11. Turn the oven down to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the dough is light brown.

  12. Let cool and serve. Since blackberries vary in sweetness, you can sprinkle up to 2 packets of sweetener over the top if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 90mg
  • Calories: 132kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 150mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 277mg
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 279IU
  • Vitamin C: 15mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

How to fix a runny cobbler?

The juice from the fruits or berries makes the cobbler runny. To avoid or to fix this, you can thicken the fruit mixture with additional cornstarch or any other thickening agent. Check the filling if they are good enough or still runny before topping it with the biscuit dough.

How to make a mixed berry cobbler?

The good thing about cobbler is that you may use any kind of berries. You can add in other fruits such as peach just like our Granny T’s Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe or apples in our Copycat Fiddleheads Restaurant Apple Cobbler Recipe. You have a wide range of options! In mixed berry cobbler, you just have to mix all the berries in a bowl together with other filling ingredients mentioned in the recipe.

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Conclusion

There is no better way to spend your summer than having a dessert that is both yummy and healthy. This sugar-free old-fashioned berry cobbler can capture the heart of any dessert lover and health buff. Include this recipe to your bucket list of wholesome yet tasty summer treats.

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