Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is a delicious and simple dessert that highlights the juicy sweetness of fresh blackberries. Here’s a classic recipe to make a traditional blackberry cobbler:


For the Filling:

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries (or frozen, thawed and drained)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, gently toss the blackberries with sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest (if using), and cornstarch.
    • Let the mixture sit while you prepare the topping. This allows the berries to release their juices and the flavors to meld.

  1. Prepare the Topping:
    • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined; do not overmix. The batter will be somewhat thin.
  2. Assemble the Cobbler:
    • Pour the blackberry mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
    • Pour the batter over the blackberry mixture. It’s okay if it doesn’t cover the berries completely; it will spread out as it bakes.
  3. Bake the Cobbler:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the blackberry filling is bubbling around the edges.
    • A toothpick inserted into the topping should come out clean.

  1. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the cobbler to cool for about 15-20 minutes before serving. This allows the filling to thicken slightly.
      • Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.


  • If using frozen blackberries, make sure they are thoroughly thawed and drained to prevent excess liquid in the cobbler.
  • Adjust the sugar in the filling according to the sweetness of your berries.
  • For a twist, you can add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the topping batter.

Enjoy your homemade blackberry cobbler!

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