Perfect Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is the perfect recipe for any hot summer day. Perfectly sweet and tart, with a golden biscuit topping, it’s the ultimate easy dessert.  Top with a frosty scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and you’ll be in 7th heaven!

Craving more delicious easy desserts?  You simply have to try my Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp, Sour Cream Lemon Pie, or Raspberry Fluff!

This easy summer blackberry cobbler is made with fresh berries and a sweet biscuit-like topping! Top with ice cream and enjoy! #cobbler #dessert #easyrecipe #blackberry #summerrecipe #berries #homemade

Blackberry Cobbler

As we head into summer, so many wonderful types of produce are at their peak, with blackberries being among them.  Plump, juicy, and the perfect mixture of sweet and tart, these berries are amazing on their own (or whipped up into a blackberry mojito!), but truly are at their best when baked into a homemade blackberry cobbler.

CLASSIC, OLD-FASHIONED DESSERT

What exactly is blackberry cobbler? Everyone has their own idea of what a cobbler is.  Traditionally speaking though, cobbler is a baked fruit dish that’s topped with a biscuit-like top.  When baked, the biscuits create a “cobbled” look, similar to a cobblestone street.

Some versions can be have a cake-like topping, though I prefer to stick with the traditional method for this blackberry cobbler recipe.

Blackberry cobbler in white baking dish

HOW TO MAKE BLACKBERRY COBBLER

You won’t believe how easy it is to make such an iconic dessert!

  1. Combine berries, cornstarch, sugar & a bit of water. Simmer a few minutes until thickened.
  2. Combine topping ingredients and drop over blackberry mixture.
  3. Bake and enjoy!

Crazy easy right? Serve warm and top with vanilla bean ice cream (or go for my FAVE, bourbon vanilla no churn ice cream!).

Blackberry cobbler recipe with ice cream

WHAT ABOUT LEFTOVERS?

Most of the time we don’t have ANY leftovers and the dish is scraped clean, but in case you do, here are the best ways to store them.

REFRIGERATOR:

  • This cobbler keeps for a few days, and is best store in the fridge. Warm it in the oven/microwave before serving.

FREEZER:

  • Blackberry cobbler can be frozen, with some changes.  Freezing a whole, assembled cobbler (baked or unbaked) isn’t recommended, as the topping will be soggy and not bake properly.

TO FREEZE –

  1. Mix together the filling, place in your baking dish, cover and freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  2. When you’re ready to bake the cobbler, bake the filling first for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot and bubbling.
  3. Mix together your biscuit topping, add it to the top, and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

This method will yield a cobbler that tastes as close as you can get to a freshly baked cobbler!

Scoop of blackberry cobbler

ALTERNATIVE METHOD

If you have a little more time, prefer a thicker cobbler, or would rather not to turn on your stovetop, there’s another way you can make this blackberry cobbler.

  • Combine blackberries, sugar and cinnamon and stir well in baking dish.  Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until a syrup forms.
  • Make biscuits as specified and bake as directed.

This easy blackberry cobbler dessert is just begging to be served at all of your summer gatherings, and I promise you, you won’t regret making it!

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5 from 5 votes
Perfect Blackberry Cobbler
8 servings
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This easy summer blackberry cobbler is made with fresh berries and a sweet biscuit-like topping!

Calories: 354 kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
COBBLER
  • 24 oz fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional but recommended)
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
TOPPING
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, grated or finely cubed
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup cold buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8 inch square baking dish.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine the blackberries, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil.

  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into fruit mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-5 minutes or until thickened.

  4. Pour into prepared baking dish.

  5. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two forks until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  6. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto hot berry mixture.

  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve warm, with whipped topping or ice cream if desired.

Recipe Notes
  1. Buttermilk amount will vary from individual to individual.  You want the dough to be moist enough to hold together when pinched between a few fingers, but not moist enough that it's wet.
  2. For a thicker cobbler, combine blackberries, sugar and cinnamon in baking dish and let sit for 15-20 minutes.  Once a syrup forms, add topping and bake as directed.

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This easy summer blackberry cobbler is made with fresh berries and a sweet biscuit-like topping! Top with ice cream and enjoy! #cobbler #dessert #easyrecipe #blackberry #summerrecipe #berries #homemade

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6 comments on “Perfect Blackberry Cobbler”

  1. The best summer dessert! Love the fresh blackberry flavor!

  2. I love blackberries! Believe it or not I’ve never had any type of cobbler. Have to try 🙂

  3. Oh wow, looks mouth watering! My kind of dessert, looking forward to trying this!

  4. So tasty and easy! Definitely making this again

  5. Doesn’t get much better than this! Packed with flavor and perfectly sweet! Delicious!

  6. There is nothing as good as blackberry cobbler! It is seriously the best!