Pioneer Woman Blackberry Cobbler

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There is no end to the deliciousness that is The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler recipe. In fact, I’m making it for the third time today because my family keeps coming back for more. It’s so easy since it doesn’t require you to make a pie crust and you can use fresh or frozen fruit plus frozen cobbler mix (because who has time for homemade cobbler these days).

Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler

This easy and delicious blackberry cobbler from The Pioneer Woman requires just a few minutes of prep and yields a summer dessert everyone is sure to love.

Pioneer Woman's Blackberry Cobbler | completelydelicious.com

The Pioneer Woman sure knows her stuff. Ree’s blog was one of the first I started following back in the day when I began to teach myself how to bake.

I’ve tried so many of her recipes, and when her first book came out I bought it and waited in line to get it signed when she came to town. I’ve met her a few times since then, and I can tell you that she is just as kind, hilarious, and down to earth in person as she is on her website.

When I first came upon her blackberry cobbler recipe I knew I had to try it. That was many years ago and it’s been a family favorite ever since! This blackberry cobbler is filled with fresh juicy berries and covered with a sweet and light cake-like cobbler topping.

Pioneer Woman's Blackberry Cobbler | completelydelicious.com

What makes Pioneer Woman’s blackberry cobbler special?

The batter for this cobbler is thin like cake batter, instead of thick and biscuit-like, which is what I’m used to. And when you layer it into the pan, you pour the batter in first, and then arrange the blackberries on top. As it bakes the blackberries mostly sink to the bottom and soften, and the topping gets nice and crisp.

This cobbler is so good! Like I said, The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff. The soft blackberries, the crispy cake topping— I could have eaten the whole pan.

YIELDS:8 servings

PREP TIME:0 hours 20 mins

COOK TIME:1 hour 0 mins

TOTAL TIME:1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients

stick butter

1 1/4 c. 

sugar

1 c. 

self-rising flour

1 c. 

milk

2 c. 

blackberries (frozen or fresh)

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a microwavable dish. Pour 1 cup of sugar and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking in milk. Mix well. Then, pour in melted butter and whisk it all well together. Butter a baking dish. 
  2. Now rinse and pat dry the blackberries. Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle blackberries over the top of the batter; distributing evenly. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top.
  3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until golden and bubbly. If you desire, sprinkle an additional teaspoon of sugar over the cobbler 10 minutes before it’s done.

Ingredients

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

HOMEMADE SELF RISING FLOUR

  • 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

  • Frozen berries work well in this recipe as well, be sure to add them when they’re frozen. If you let them thaw, they’ll be mushy and the consistency will be off.

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 covered and stored at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Freezing Leftover Cobbler

  • This Cobbler can be frozen and it’s best if you do so after it’s been baked due to the leavening agent in the flour.
  • To reheat, let it thaw overnight and bake it in a covered oven-safe dish at 350° until heated through. The amount of time will depend on how much you’re heating.
  • You can also reheat in the microwave.

Best Pan Sizes For This Recipe

  • A  9 x 9 inch pan works well for this recipe. If using a 9 x 13 pan, consider doubling the recipe for thicker results.

What to Serve with Blackberry Cobbler

…Just kidding. I just want to see if you’re paying attention. The obvious answer is vanilla ice cream.

Should you choose to omit this very important addition, I will find you…ice cream in hand.

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