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Favorite Blackberry Cobbler

We grow blackberries on our farm that our family enjoys in pies, jams, jellies and cobblers. I love to pull them out of the freezer in January and make this recipe for blackberry cobbler to enjoy summer's sweetness. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Whipped topping or vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the blackberries, sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into fruit mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Dot with butter.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto hot berry mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve warm, with whipped topping or ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 305 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Jan 15, 2020

    Used fresh blackberries picked from our bushes, and whole milk instead of 2%. Huge hit here, it was great with either whipped cream or ice cream. Looking forward to making it again in a few weeks with berries that we froze.

  • Tami
    Aug 11, 2019

    This blackberry cobbler was delicious. I made it with fresh picked blackberries. The filling was a little runny and very sweet, but the biscuit topping was perfect. I may use a little less water and sugar next time, but the flavor was amazing! My whole family loved it! I will definitely make this again.

  • Mary Beth
    Jan 27, 2019

    I cut this recipe in half, used a loaf pan, and added a smudge of lemon juice to balance the sweet in the berries. It turned out fabulous using store bought blackberries. Will make again.

  • Vicki
    Apr 26, 2018

    My absolute favorite cobbler. Reminds me of my Grandmother and her wonderful cooking and baking ability.

  • teresa
    Jan 17, 2018

    easiest ever for a person who works a lot. superb

  • Retaflower1955
    Jul 27, 2017

    Wonderful! Best cobbler I've ever made.

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 2, 2017

    We loved this cobbler with vanilla ice cream!! This is an excellent comfort dessert!!

  • melgoody03
    Aug 2, 2016

    I have made this recipe many times, always with fresh blackberries. It always turns out wonderfully and is one of my favorite summer desserts.

  • RoseofTralee
    Sep 9, 2015

    No sure yet. It's still cooling, but the filling was so soupy. Much more filling than batter. Maybe using frozen berries was the problem and the recipe should have suggested less water? Doesn't look too promising and I'm stunned by all the positive reviews for this.

  • annecooks
    Aug 21, 2015

    This is just like the blackberry cobbler my mom used to make when I was a little girl (59 now). Delicious and will be the only recipe I use for cobbler from now on.