Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: August 11, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe

This Sugar-Free Old-Fashioned Berry Cobbler Recipe is a healthier take of the American traditional dessert, it is also one of our top sugar-free dessert recipes. 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!

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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.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

For Berry Filling:

  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup blueberry syrup, or boysenberry syrup
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups blueberries, or blackberries, marionberries, boysenberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar substitute, of your choice, preferably Stevia

For Cobbler Dough:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp apple juice
  • ¼ cup fruit-sweet berry-flavored yogurt, or cherry flavor, used mixed berry flavored yogurt

To Serve:

  • sugar substitute, of your choice, preferably Stevia, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch and milk until dissolved.

  3. Add the syrup, sugar substitute, berries, and ground cinnamon into the filling mixture. Fold evenly and set aside.

  4. Make the cobbler dough next. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  5. In a separate bowl, add the butter, apple juice, and yogurt. Whisk to combine.

  6. Pour the butter mixture onto the sifted flour, then mix gently with a fork for 20 to 30 seconds. Set aside.

  7. Pour the berry filling into a 10-inch baking casserole or greased pan.

  8. Set the cobbler dough over the top.

  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the dough is light brown.

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

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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.

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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