Wineberry Cobbler

The wineberry is in the Rubis family like the raspberry and blackberries. The wineberry is less seedy than the blackberry in my opinion, and has a sweet hint of citrus flavor. The berries ripen around mid-July here in Pennsylvania. The wineberries have hairy bristles (unlike the hard thorns on blackberries and raspberries), a sticky bright red-orange berry that is covered by a calyx, and a large leaf in the center with two smaller leaflets on each side that are a white color on the underside. This is an invasive and non-native berry in North America, and originates from Japan and eastern Asia.

Wineberry Cobbler
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 mins
  • 3 cups Wineberries
  • 1 1/4 cup Sugar
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 cup Self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 stick Un-salted butter 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsp vanilla flavoring divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnomon
  1. Add your berries to a container that has a lid. Add 1/4 cup of the sugar. Close the lid, and give the berries a light shake. Set aside for 1 hour.

  2. Pre-heat over to 425F

  3. In a 13- x 9-inch baking dish add berries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, lemon juice, cornstarch, and sprinkle cinnamon generously over the top. Stir ingredients together. 

  4. Place the dish in the over for 10 minutes.

  5. In a sauce pan bring the water to a boil.

  6. Cut butter in to small pieces.

  7. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/2 sugar, baking powder, salt, 1 tsp of cinnamon (or more to taste), 1 tsp of vanilla, and butter.

  8. Slowly add the boiling water and mix ingredients in to a batter.

  9. Remove the berries from the oven.

  10. With a spoon, carefully add scoops of the mixture over the top of the berries.

  11. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Check at 30 minutes and continue until the top is a nice golden color, and the liquid is bubbling around the sides.

  12. Remove from oven and let rest for 30 minutes.

Books on Foraging: (affiliate):
Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide
Northeast Foraging
Foraging Cookbook
Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine
Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of IN, KY, OH
Foraging with Kids

      • Bill

        I skipped the lemon juice all together, I just don’t like lemon… I used salted butter (skipped adding salt) 1 tablespoon vanilla, double the baking soda and 1.5x the sugar with a little brown sugar mixed in also. I also made a streusel topping that I added with 15 mins left to cook. Unbelievably delicious! Thanks for this recipe. I have tons of these growing in my back yard and have been wondering what to do with them. Excellent!!

        • Jason

          Thanks, Bill. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe and made some modifications that I will have to try myself. I have been thinking of experimenting with a wineberry cordial and making a post about making that since I too have many growing in my backyard as well and just picked a gallon bag full.

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