Black and Blue Cobbler Recipe
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Black and Blue Cobbler Recipe

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It never occurred to me that I could bake a cobbler in my slow cooker until I saw some recipes and decided to try my favorite fruity dessert recipe. It took a bit of experimenting, but the tasty results are "berry" well worth it. -Martha Creveling, Orlando, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 391 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spread the batter evenly onto the bottom of a greased 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the berries, water, orange peel and remaining sugar; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; immediately pour over batter. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into the batter comes out clean.
  3. Turn cooker off. Uncover and let stand for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Black and Blue Cobbler in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p27

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

"It was delicious??"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"My family is on a gluten-free, no sugar diet. I used gluten-free flour, no sugar, extra cinnamon, unsweetened coconut milk, egg replacer, apples, and blueberries in cobbler. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, Martha."

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"very good!

I made the following changes:
I made 1 & 1/2 of the batter crust. I used the 1/2 portion batter recipe as a topping.
before I made the berry portion I took the 3/4 cup of water & made it hot then added a half box of berry jello, stirred until powder was dissolved. I added it to ingredients in the saucepan and made the berry portion according to instructions."

Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"It was ok. I expected more of a cobbler topping. I don't think I'd make it again. It wasn't a cobbler."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"This recipe is now a go to for smaller gatherings. Never any leftovers and always compliments. Reliable slow cooker performance as is."

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