Blackberry cobbler with fresh blackberries and homemade biscuits topped with course sugar, is a delicious dessert that takes the place of pie in a pinch.
Cobbler is super holiday-friendly and often served as a fall dessert. You won’t believe how easy it is to make the best blackberry cobbler ever so let’s get started!
Why you will love this Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
✔ Old Fashioned ✔ Southern ✔ Homemade
This dessert cobbler is really easy to make! With delicious fresh blackberries and homemade dough, you really do not have to be an expert on this recipe.
One of the best things about cobbler is that it’s amazing to eat as a stand-alone dessert (and super complimentary to holiday dessert menus like Thanksgiving and Christmas) but also that it’s AWESOME to scoop over vanilla ice cream!
No cake mix, Bisquick, or boxed mixes are needed for a homemade, Southern, cast iron fresh blackberry cobbler.
ingredients for blackberry cobbler, full condensed printable recipe at the bottom of the post for ease of shopping
- 1-1/2 cups white sugar, divided
- 4 cups fresh blackberries, washed
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- coarse sugar for topping
Recipe Blackberry Cobbler
Preheat oven to 400.
Add 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, 4 cups blackberries, and cornstarch (dissolved in cold water) to a large ovenproof skillet.
Heat blackberries over medium, stirring frequently until boiling.
Boil mixture for 2-3 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove cast iron pan from heat.
In a mixing bowl, add flour, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, tsp of baking powder, salt, and mix well.
Add butter and use a pastry blender to cut in butter until the mixture is small and crumbly.
Add boiling water and mix just until combined into a dough (do not overmix).
Spoon dollops of dough onto the top of the blackberries.
Sprinkle the dough with coarse sugar on top.
Bake cobbler for 20-25 minutes or until dough is brown on top.
Remove pan from oven and let stand until cooled a bit and serve.
Common Blackberry Cobbler Questions
- Can you make blueberry cobbler with cake mix or Bisquick? The dough in this recipe is like a drop biscuit, kind of crispy on the outside. If you want to use cake mix or Bisquick, you can try. I would go with Bisquick over cake mix personally, but to be honest I haven’t actually tried either one with this exact recipe.
- Tart Blackberry Cobbler or Sweet Blackberry Cobbler? This blackberry cobbler is sweet. If you like something more tart, I’d cut the sugar with the berries in half.
- Can you make cobbler in a casserole dish instead of a cast iron pan? If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet for this, just put the cooked and sugared berries into a GREASED casserole dish and proceed with the remainder of the recipe. I do think a 9×13 would be too big and too thing, so something a bit smaller.
- Can you use frozen blackberries over fresh? Yes, but like most frozen fruits, the blackberries will need to be defrosted and any extra moisture toss prior to putting into the pan.
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