Easy Blackberry Cobbler


Easy Blackberry Cobbler is a fruit dessert that can be made with fresh, frozen or canned blackberries. It is delicious with a crunch topping and sugar sprinkles over it. Serve warm or cold with some whipped cream. If desired, you can add a scoop of ice cream on the side. Cobbler is an easy blackberry dessert that I dream about during the hot summer months. This recipe is simple to follow and tastes amazingly delicious!

The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler

The Pioneer Woman’s simple 5-ingredient Blackberry Cobbler recipe only requires 10 minutes of preparation time. It has a delicious, golden crust and a sweet, juicy filling!

A casserole dish filled with Blackberry Cobbler with a wooden spoon and an ice cream scoop on top.

Guys, I’m not very good at baking. I frequently utter it. I’m not talented, patient, or motivated enough for it.

However, this recipe is fantastic and requires zero prior baking experience.


See recipe card at the bottom of post for quantities and full instructions

  • Sugar
  • Self Rising Flour- it contains a leavening agent that helps make baked goods rise. It’s often used to make biscuits and other fluffy baked goods.
  • Whole Milk
  • Butter
  • Blackberries– fresh or frozen
  • Vanilla Ice Cream– for serving, optional


  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt for each cup of flour.
Overhead image of ingredients needed to make Blackberry Cobbler.

How to Make The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler

  • Combine the 1 cup sugar and 1 cup self-rising flour. Add 1 cup whole milk and 1/2 stick melted butter. 
  • Add to a (9 x 9) casserole dish and top with 2 cups blackberries. 
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar on top and bake at 350° F for 50 minutes. 
  • Add 2 Tablespoons sugar and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve with vanilla ice scream and serve.
Unbaked blackberry cobbler next to the cobbler after being baked.

Using Frozen Berries

  • The consistency will be off if you let the berries thaw, as they will become mushy. Frozen berries work well in this recipe as well.

Alternative Berry Options

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches

or use a combination of several!

Close up view of a wooden spoon filled with juicy blackberry cobbler.

How to Store Leftover Cobbler

  • Baked Cobbler can be kept covered for up to 3 days at room temperature or for up to 7 days in the fridge.

Freezing Leftover Cobbler

  • Due to the leavening agent in the flour, freezing this Cobbler is best done after it has been baked.
  • To reheat, defrost it over night and heat it completely in a covered oven-safe dish at 350 degrees. How much you’re heating will determine how long it takes.
  • Reheating can also be done in a microwave.

Blackberry Cobbler

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries
  • Whipped cream and/or ice cream, for serving


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Using butter, grease a 3-quart baking dish.
  2. Mix the milk, flour, and 1 cup sugar in a medium bowl. The melted butter is whisked in.
  3. Blackberries should be rinsed and dried with a towel. Fill the baking dish with the batter. Over the batter, equally distribute the blackberries. Sprinkle the blackberries with 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for about an hour, or until bubbling and golden. The final 2 tablespoons of sugar should be added when 10 minutes of simmering are left. Add whipped cream, ice cream, or both to the top!

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