Homemade Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious fruit dessert made with juicy blackberries, flour, sugar, and cornstarch. The golden brown crust is wonderfully crispy on top, while the blackberries make the middle tender and moist. This classic dessert will really bring summer into your kitchen!
Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
This easy blackberry cobbler dessert is perfect for a summer picnic or backyard barbecue. If you have access to blackberry bushes, you can even pick your own fresh berries! The next best place to pick some up is at a farmer’s market, where you can get the freshest summer picks. These simple ingredients are most likely already in your pantry, which means you can make this cobbler tonight. Your whole family will love these bright, fresh flavors.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Stir together the blackberries, sugar, and cornstarch.
Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and melted butter using a pastry blender or fork, until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
Scoop up a small amount of crust mixture and squeeze it together to form a patty.
Place the patties on top of the blackberry mixture.
Extra topping can be crumbled over the top of the cobbler.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
Expert Tips and Variations
Here are some excellent tips and tricks to make this easy blackberry cobbler recipe.
- Fresh blackberries are best, but you can also use frozen blackberries if they aren’t in season right now.
- Try adding other fruits like raspberries, peaches, huckleberries, or blueberries to the cobbler.
- Add ½ teaspoon baking powder to make the crust rise a bit more.
- Squeeze fresh lemon juice or grate in some lemon zest with the blackberries to balance the sweetness.
- Allow the cobbler to cool on the counter for 30 minutes before serving so it can thicken.
- Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of the cobbler before baking to give it a nice crunchy layer.
How To Serve
Serve this and other fruit cobblers with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream as an after-dinner dessert.
How To Store
Refrigerate: Store any leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Reheat: You can heat a serving of the cobbler in the microwave for 20 seconds or until it’s just heated through. You can also leave it on the counter to come to room temperature or eat it cold right out of the fridge.
Freeze: This is a wonderful dessert to freeze. You can make an extra cobbler in an aluminum pan, cover it tightly and freeze it for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat it, stick it in the oven to warm up. This makes a wonderful gift for friends and family too.
Can you make a blackberry cobbler with a pie crust?
If you’d rather use pie crust instead of dough, you certainly can. You can make the pie crust yourself at home or buy it from the store. Either option will work for this delicious dessert.
Can I use Bisquick mix to make the cobbler topping?
You can use Bisquick biscuit dough mix to make this topping if you’d like. However, it’s so easy to make the cobbler topping at home you don’t really need to use a pre-made mix.
What can you top blackberry cobbler with?
The perfect topping to make this dessert really stand out is powdered sugar. Using a fine mesh sieve, gently shake powdered sugar from about one foot above the cobbler to evenly coat the top. Make sure there are no fans blowing, though, as this will blow powdered sugar everywhere!
- 12 ounces blackberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For the crust
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Stir together the blackberries, sugar, and cornstarch.
- Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and melted butter using a pastry blender or fork, until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
- Scoop up a small amount of crust mixture and squeeze it together to form a patty.
- Place the patties on top of the blackberry mixture.
- Extra topping can be crumbled over the top of the cobbler.
- Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 2g