This delicious and easy blackberry cobbler recipe is made with fresh blackberries and a delicious cobbler topping. A blackberry dessert that is perfect served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Whew! Thank goodness we’re almost through February. This winter has seemed exceptionally long. All the gray, short days and cold weather have me pining for spring and summer and thinking about my favorite warm weather recipes. Recipes like this blackberry cobbler. It’s a family favorite around here, and it’s so full of sweet, juicy goodness that I almost never have leftovers. While I’m enduring the cold weather of this winter, I’m sharing some warm weather eats to help us all remember that warmer weather is coming, and so are delicious recipes!
This blackberry cobbler is one of my favorite fruit desserts to make when spring and summer roll around. It’s just so full of the flavors of the warm weather season. It all starts with a simple but delicious filling of fresh blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. That’s it, and that’s all it needs. Then, we top it with a sweet, simple flour and brown sugar topping that becomes almost biscuit-like when it’s all said and done. It’s so fresh, so sweet, and so delicious.
Why You’ll Love This Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
This recipe has a lot going for it. From flavor to ease, this recipe is a winner on every level.
- It’s super easy to make and it tastes so, so good.
- It uses ingredients that are so simple, you won’t have to shop for much o anything.
- It’s an easy recipe to make in advance and bake when you’re ready.
- Everyone loves cobbler!
The great thing about this cobbler is that it’s so easy to play with. Simple tweaks can turn it into an entirely new recipe if you want it to be. It’s a super versatile recipe.
- Use any berries and fruits you like. Mixed berries, apple, peaches, pears, plums, and any favorite berries are all great options.
- Fresh fruit is always great, but you can save time by simply using frozen fruit. It works just as well!
- Mix and match your fruits for even more taste variation.
- Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of homemade whipped cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this cobbler, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about blackberry cobbler.
What is a cobbler?
A cobbler is a dessert made of fruit filling poured into a large baking dish and then covered with a batter, biscuit, or dumpling topping before being baked.
Do you need to refrigerate blackberry cobbler?
You don’t! It will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature when covered with foil or plastic wrap.
How do you store leftover blackberry cobbler?
Simply cover the dish in plastic wrap or foil and leave it on the counter out of direct sunlight for up to 3 days.
How long does blackberry cobbler last in the fridge?
This cobbler will last for up to a week in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze blackberry cobbler?
You sure can. To store a full cobbler, wrap it tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of foil and freeze for up to 3 months. Ideally, you’ll freeze the whole cobbler in its original dish for easy reheating. To store leftover cobbler, place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and place a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the cobbler before closing the lid.
How to Reheat Blackberry Cobbler
Place the cobbler – in its original dish or in an oven-safe baking dish – in the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until heated through.
Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this cobbler. In fact, the only thing you might have to shop for is fresh blackberries.
For the Filling
- Fresh blackberries
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
For the Cobbler Topping
- All purpose flour
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Butter, cut into small pieces
- Boiling water
- Coarse sugar for topping, if desired
How to Make Blackberry Cobbler
Making this cobbler is just as easy as the ingredient list. A few minutes and a few steps are all it takes!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 13×9 baking dish or 3-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Rinse and place blackberries in a large bowl.
Step 2: Make the Filling
Sprinkle the rinsed blackberries with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Stir and let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then stir again. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
Step 3: Make the Topping
Whisk flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl until combined. Then, cut cold butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly. Pour boiling water into the mixture and stir until combined.
Step 4: Construct the Cobbler
Spoon the cobbler topping over the berries, spreading gently to ensure the berries are covered completely.
Step 5: Bake
Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of the batter and baked uncovered for 55 to 65 minutes or until the topping is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
Try This Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Today
This blackberry cobbler recipe is a taste of summer, and it’s ridiculously simple. The hardest thing about this recipe is boiling water. I mean, it doesn’t get much simpler. With a sweet blackberry filling and rich topping, this blackberry cobbler is one of the easiest and tastiest you’ll ever make. Give it a try, and I know you’ll love it as much as I and my family do.
Looking for More Delicious Cobbler Recipes?
The Best Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler – This cobbler is full of rhubarb and fresh strawberries. Topped with a buttery, crumbly topping, this cobbler is the perfect summer dessert that pairs perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Easy Pear Cobbler Recipe – This easy pear cobbler recipe is so simple and so delicious. Between the sweet, fresh pear filling and the buttery, crumbly rustic topping, this cobbler is the perfect fresh fruit dessert for any occassion.
Peach Cobbler – Loaded with juicy, sweet peaches coated in a warm spice mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and then topped with a deliciously buttery crumble topping, this cobbler is the perfect summer dessert best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And, if you love blueberries, here is a delicious Blueberry Cobbler from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. Packed full of fresh blueberries and topped with a rustic crumble topping, this cobbler is a perfect sweet summer treat.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
For the Blackberry Filling
- 6 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 lemon, zested
For the Cobbler Topping
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick butter cut into small pieces
- ⅓ cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoon coarse sugar for topping if desired.
- Preheat oven to 375° and spray a 13×9 baking dish or a 3 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
For the Blackberry Filling
- Rinse blackberries and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle berries with sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. Stir, let sit for 10-15 minutes, then stir again. Pour blackberries into the prepared baking dish.
For the Cobbler Topping
- Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking powder and salt together until combined.
- Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry cutter, or a fork, until mixture is crumbly.
- Pour boiling water into the flour mixture and stir until combined then spoon mixture over berries and spread gently making sure the berries are covered completely.
- Sprinkle coarse sugar on top of batter and bake uncovered in a preheated oven for 55-65 minutes or until the topping is thoroughly cooked and is golden.
- Carefully remove from the oven and serve warm topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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