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Blackberry Cobbler with fresh blackberries topped with a sweet biscuit like topping. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious cobbler dessert! Learn how to make this recipe with easy steps and only 6 simple ingredients.
Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
I absolutely love warm fruit desserts with a cobbler, crisp, or crumble topping. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and it’s literally the perfect dessert!
This blackberry cobbler is simple to make with only 6 ingredients + ice cream for serving. You will love the warm, juicy fruit that’s topped with a sweet biscuit topping, and of course finish it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert perfection.
Here are the simple ingredients that you need to make this cobbler recipe with fresh blackberries. Only 6 ingredients!
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Butter – I use salted butter but unsalted butter can be used of that’s what you prefer. You may have to add just a pinch of salt in with the flour.
- Fresh Blackberries – I have never tried this with frozen blackberry. I would imagine that if you used frozen, they would need to be thawed and then drained of any excess juice from thawing.
- Vanilla Ice Cream – This really is a must when serving cobbler! The cold ice cream just melts into the warm sweet biscuit topping. It’s so yummy! I prefer using vanilla bean ice cream but any variety can be used.
How To Make Easy Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
Learn how to make this easy recipe for homemade blackberry cobbler. With only a few quick steps needed, this can be ready to eat in under an hour.
- Preparation : Wash the fresh blackberries. Dab the berries with a paper towel to soak up any leftover moisture. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside for later.
- Biscuit Cobbler Topping : Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and whole milk until combined well and no dry flour spots remain.
- Cobbler : Pour the batter into the prepared pan and then sprinkle the blackberries over top the cobbler batter. As it bakes, the blackberries will sink to the bottom of the dish, so don’t stir them in or anything.
- Bake : Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cobbler topping is cooked through and lightly browned.
- Serve : Serve each serving with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
Tips For Success
Here are a few of my helpful tips that will hopefully make this recipe easy to recreate in your own kitchen!
- Use Whole Milk : You want the extra fat and thickness that whole milk offers in this recipe. Don’t use any lower fat milk, but you could use half and half as an alternative.
- Use Fresh Blackberries : Using fresh berries in this cobbler recipe is recommended. They have a fresher, richer flavor to them compared to frozen berries.
- Salted Butter : You want that little bit of extra salt from the salted. If you use unsalted butter, you may want to add a pinch of salt in with the other dry ingredients.
- Vanilla Bean Ice Cream : There really is no other way to serve this warm cobbler than with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. It pairs perfectly with the warm biscuit topping and juicy berries. I recommend using vanilla bean ice cream when serving.
- Don’t Stir In The Blackberries : No need to stir the berries into the cobbler batter. Just sprinkle them on top and leave them!
Blackberry Cobbler FAQ’s
- Can I Use Frozen Blackberries?
- I recommend using fresh blackberries in this recipe. However, if blackberries are not in season, you can try using frozen berries instead. Fresh berries provide a richer and brighter flavor.
- If using frozen blackberries, I think it would be best to thaw them first and then drain the excess juice from thawing, before adding them on top of the cobbler batter.
- I have never personally tried this recipe using frozen berries, so I can’t say for sure, and you can experiment and see what you think.
- How To Serve Blackberry Cobbler
- This cobbler is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top.
- Don’t wait too long to serve it, you want to serve it warm.
- Variation & Substitution Ideas
- Fruit : Feel free to use any fresh fruit that you want in this recipe.
- Sugar : I love the 1 cup of sugar that’s called for in the biscuit-like cobbler topping. If you prefer less sweet, then reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup instead.
- How To Store Leftover Cobbler
- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge, in an air-tight container, for up to 3 days.
- It is best served immediately after baking.
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- 1/2 cup salted butter melted
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups fresh blackberries washed & patted dry
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 8x8 baking dish by spraying lightly with cooking spray.
- Pour the melted butter into the baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder. Stir together until combined well and no dry flour streaks remain.* You can use a wire whisk, a wooden spoon, or silicone spatula to mix this together.
- Pour the cobbler batter into the pan over the melted butter. Sprinkle the blackberries on top of the batter. Do not stir the berries in. Just sprinkle them on top and leave them.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cobbler topping is cooked through and the top is lightly browned.
- Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.