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Favorite Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Favorite Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

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 warm cobbler to enjoy summer's sweetness. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional 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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268853
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

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

melgoody03 User ID: 6752019 252127
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8532550 232571
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8360491 231562
Reviewed 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."

mindysmama User ID: 6929696 229493
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"The topping was soup! Do not use 1/2 cup milk. The recipe says till moist but I was in a hurry and just dumped in 1/2 cup WAY TOO MUCH. It is cooling now may be able to save it"

Mrs.JuneCleaver User ID: 7714446 229072
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"This recipe is the best. I have made it a number of times since I found it last summer on Taste of Home and it is so easy and quick to make, and delicious to boot! Last week I had fresh peaches and used those in place of the blackberries, and it turned out every bit as good. Other than that I make no adjustments to the recipe."

memerider User ID: 7902363 192736
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Used fresh wild blackberries. Delightful! Perfect texture, taste, and sweetness."

Moemoe67 User ID: 7639077 175253
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"So easy and DELICIOUS! It was gone in no time. Will definitely make it again & again. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!"

dvierzen User ID: 7402990 107423
Reviewed May. 15, 2014

"I made this with dewberries and served with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious and easy to make!"

Mimimeyerof9 User ID: 7283144 113683
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"Out of this world tasty. My first cobbler and it was a huge success."

tullamore User ID: 7378903 179840
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Simply delicious!"

blackpearls User ID: 2726044 121004
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This is a good recipe. It allows the blackberry flavor to come through. I did punch up the cinnamon to 1/2 tsp but I will be looking for a more complementary/flavor filled topping. We (the family) all agreed we wanted more there by the way of an oaty flavor or caramelized brown sugar. Found it easy to make though and it was good warm with cold vanilla bean ice cream!!"

Robynjean User ID: 6773821 211953
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"I made this cobbler with fresh-picked blackberries and my husband raved about it, saying that I can make it anytime for our family or guests! It was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! :-)"

MelissaV81 User ID: 1221953 174808
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Have made this several times and turns out wonderful every time. Always good reviews from family and friends."

hunnybeez User ID: 907347 113681
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Excellent! So easy to make and it is super yummy! Guaranteed to be a hit with your family. I used buttermilk also as suggested by someone else and I'll always make it that way now."

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 111346
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"My whole family loved this cobbler. I used fresh and frozen ones as I've made this quite often...great both ways. Plus we all love it warmed in the microwave for breakfast."

michellelynne User ID: 221009 113680
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"I loved this- so easy and it tasted great! I used frozen blackberries and part whole wheat pastry flour."

r_beyer User ID: 4614292 189098
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I made this and both my husband and my mother and the rest of my family."

knitwit84 User ID: 4480114 113678
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Made this today with blackberries picked from our yard. Absolutely delicious and very easy!"

Robyn loves math User ID: 5190612 174807
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"This recipe was amazing and it was super easy. The kids devoured it wanting seconds!"

ervanorden User ID: 3520461 190351
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"We have our own blackberry patch and we are always looking for ways to use blackberries. I saw this recipe in my magazine and decided to try it. We loved it!"

langlec User ID: 4565796 189097
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"My husband and I picked fresh blackberries this afternoon then I made this yummy recipe for dessert. Great with ice cream!"

Cooking Diva User ID: 1041227 111333
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"Very easy! Leftovers were delicious heated in the micowave."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 179839
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"Very, very good cobbler. I used low fat buttermilk in place of the milk in the biscuit topping and fresh blackberries."

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