Fresh Blackberry Cobbler


Fresh blackberry cobbler is the best thing you can do for yourself today. It’s a simple and delicious treat to have this afternoon after a long day of work like I’m having. If you love something refreshing and frosty, this is the cobbler for you. Fresh blackberry cobbler recipe is so easy that it can be made even by beginners in the kitchen. You will feel like a real pro!

Our homemade version of Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler recipe tastes just the same! Summer-appropriate, sweet, and tangy — especially when topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Things that make me crazy: berries. They are all.

Blackberry cobbler is one of the hardest sweets for me to make because I eat berries directly out of the jar the moment they arrive in our home, not because the recipe is difficult (oh my my, it’s so simple!).

Almost never do the poor berries survive long enough to be baked into this gorgeous cobbler with a golden biscuit-like crust and that sweet, sour, juicy blackberry mess underneath.

But I can attest that the blackberry cobbler is wonderful! With its generous helping of fresh blackberries, straightforward crust, and generous helping of vanilla ice cream, this is a definable summertime classic. It’s paradise.

Ingredient Notes:

Topping: The biscuit topping for this blackberry cobbler recipe is a mix of all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cold butter, and boiling water. Simple ingredients that make a perfect topping.

Filling: The sweet blackberry filling is made with fresh berries, cornstarch to thicken things up, cold water, and fresh squeezed lemon juice along with a little sugar.

Tools Needed:

To reduce the amount of dishes, we bake this homemade blackberry cobbler recipe in a cast iron pan. Before the entire item is placed in the oven, the berries are cooked down little in the skillet.

The berries can be cooked on the stove and then transferred to a 9-by-9 baking dish for the oven if you don’t have an oven-safe pan.

How to Make Easy Blackberry Cobbler:

Cobbler Topping: 

The cobbler topping is simple to make and just requires one bowl. In a mixing basin, first combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. With a pastry cutter, incorporate the butter until you have a crumbly, gritty mixture. Stirring vigorously will ensure that all of the dough is moist after adding the hot water. Place aside.

Blackberry Filling: To begin, combine the cold water with the starch in a basin. Then place a sizable, deep cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the blackberries. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch slurry.

As the filling heats up and starts to boil, stir it regularly. At that moment, turn off the heat under the skillet.

To construct the top crust, scatter tiny pieces of dough over the blackberries.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a hot oven. The cobbler topping should be golden brown, and the filling should be sweet, sticky, and bubbling.

Blackberry Cobbler

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


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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

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  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!

Blackberry Cobbler

Have too many blackberries? Make blackberry cobbler with a biscuit topping! Faster and simpler than pie. It will be ready in time for dessert if you start it before dinner.

Overhead view of a southern blackberry cobbler with a couple servings removed and a spoon set inside the casserole dish.

Don’t have the time to cook a pie but have blackberries?

Instead, make a cobbler! A tasty treat is a blackberry cobbler, which is simple to create. That is why I adore cobblers.

What Is a Cobbler?

Fruit desserts called cobblers are really simple to make and often have a biscuit-like topping. You can quickly prepare a simple cobbler before dinner, let it cook while you eat dinner, and it will be finished in time for dessert if you have a few baskets of berries or some stone fruit lying around.

Serve it with vanilla ice cream on the side or whipped cream on top.

Overhead view of easy blackberry cobbler in a baking dish with a spoon set where a serving was removed.
Mihaela Kozaric Sebrek

How to Pick Blackberries for Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberries are in plenty during the height of summer, not only in markets but also practically everywhere along roadside ditches, hills, and dales. Whenever you go berry harvesting, seek for the darkest berries.

When you select the fruit, it should come off the vine without any difficulty. Also, beware of the thorns! Blackberries typically flourish in expansive patches fit for Brer Rabbit. A long-sleeved shirt is a need.

Test your blackberries and modify the amount of sugar in this blackberry cobbler dish according to how sweet your berries are since blackberries can range in sweetness from quite tart to wonderfully sweet.

What If I Don’t Have Fresh Blackberries?

This recipe works with frozen berries. Just be sure to drain the extra liquid after defrosting them before using.

How to Store Cobbler

Fruit cobblers like this one should keep well for two to three days, lightly covered and kept on the counter at room temperature (out of the sun). Simply reheat it in the oven before serving.

If you wish to keep it for a longer period of time, securely wrap it in foil and plastic wrap before freezing it for up to three months.

Blackberry Cobbler

PREP TIME35 mins

COOK TIME30 mins


SERVINGS9 servings

For this blackberry cobbler, berries can be either fresh or frozen. Defrost and drain any frozen ingredients first.

To alter sugar levels, make sure to perform a taste test. For balance, certain berries require more sugar than others since they are tarter.


For the berry mixture:

  • 4 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (less or more to taste, depends on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you would like your cobbler to be)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch (or instant tapioca)

For the cobbler topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a 9×9 baking dish, combine the blackberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cornstarch to make the berry mixture. To ensure that the berries are coated with sugar equally, stir everything together. Allow the berries to macerate for 30 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve and the berries to release their juices.
  2. 350°F for the oven:
  3. To make the biscuit dough topping, thoroughly combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and 3 tablespoons of sugar in a medium basin. Using your fingers or a fork, blend the butter into the flour mixture until the topping resembles coarse crumbs. To just wet the dough, create a well in the center and add the milk and beaten egg.
  4. Topping the cobbler: Take large spoonfuls of dough and put them over the berries in the baking dish to resemble cobblestones.
  5. Bake:Bake the berry mixture for 30 minutes at 350°F, or until it bubbles, and the topping should be well browned.
  6. Excellent when accompanied by whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


How to store blackberry cobbler?

We recommend storing this blackberry cobbler in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days. To reheat, spoon into a bowl and microwave until just warm.

Can you use frozen blackberries in blackberry cobbler?

To make this recipe with frozen blackberries instead of fresh, you’ll want to thaw and drain them first and then proceed with the recipe.

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