If you’re looking for the best blackberry cobbler recipe, your search is over. This recipe features a sweet blackberry filling, topped with dollops of a delicious, buttery, cake-like topping.
This post is sponsored by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever made something, tried it, and it was the best thing you have put in your mouth in a really long time? That’s how I feel about this easy blackberry cobbler recipe.
After the second batch I made, I was like “holy cow, this is amazing and may be the best dessert I’ve ever made!”
Too dramatic? I don’t know… I literally couldn’t stop eating it because it was so tasty (hence the second batch).
Luckily, a few of my friends were more than willing to eat some, so I didn’t end up eating the multiple pans of this easy dessert by myself. I really had to twist their arms (wink, wink).
Everyone agreed: this blackberry cobbler is really, REALLY delicious.
It includes one of my favorite ingredients: blackberries. You can use fresh or frozen berries, but since winter is approaching and Oregon blackberries are not in season, I’m going with frozen.
Did you know that of all the US-grown, frozen blackberries you find in the grocery store, more than 90% of them are from Oregon? Or that the Willamette Valley is still the blackberry capital of the world?
It makes me pretty proud to be an Oregonian living in the Willamette Valley.
Find more about Oregon Berries and why they are the perfect pick at www.oregon-berries.com.
This recipe will make an amazing holiday dessert, and thankfully, blackberries are available in the freezer section all winter long.
Tips For Making Easy Blackberry Cobbler
- You can use fresh or frozen blackberries. Pick whatever is most convenient!
- Add cornstarch to the berries to make the sauce thicker and more like pie. It is an optional step, so if you like more juicy berry filling, omit it.
- Cinnamon adds a delicious, more holiday-inspired touch. You could also use pumpkin spice, or leave it out altogether.
- This can be made the regular wheat way, or even gluten free with the instructions below.
Tools you may need:
Liquid measuring cup
Dry measuring cup
8×9 baking dish
Blackberry Cobbler FAQ:
Is blackberry cobbler healthy?
To me, no foods should be put in a corner. But this fruity dessert has a lot of good qualities to it.
First of all, it is made from scratch, using real food ingredients. Nothing icky in this yummy dish.
Blackberries are rich in vitamins and minerals, like vitamins C and K, and manganese, and they’re a great source of fiber. Fiber can help you go… you know… but it also can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, and help control blood sugar levels. (source)
Additionally, this blackberry cobbler recipe uses a lot less sugar than many other recipes, and you could swap regular sugar for coconut sugar for a little bit healthier option. It won’t be quite as sweet, but still yummy.
How do you know cobbler is done?
The blackberry filling will be bubbling and the cake topping will have started turning golden brown. You should be able to insert a knife and pull it out with no topping batter remaining on the knife.
Insert a thermometer into the center and it should reach 200 degrees.
How do you store blackberry cobbler?
Do you really think you’ll have leftovers? I’m kidding. Kind of.
Cover it and place in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. I like to bake it in a glass dish that has a matching lid, so after it is totally cool, I can just put the lid on it and stick it in the fridge. If it lasts that long.
Reheat it in the oven, toaster oven, or microwave. It is always best first baked, but still really yummy after a day or so.
Can you use frozen fruit in cobbler?
Ohhh yeah. I love using frozen Oregon Blackberries because they are picked at the peak of ripeness, frozen to lock in that summer flavor, and available all year long.
I don’t have cornstarch! Will this recipe still work?
Yes! The blackberry filling will be much more runny and not as thick, but it will still work fine. Just some extra juice. The cornstarch really helps thicken the sauce, but I’ve done it both ways and it is still delicious without it.
Can you make this recipe gluten free?
Yes! Use gluten free 1-for-1 flour in place of regular wheat flour. You may have to adjust the amount of buttermilk slightly.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Video
How To Make Blackberry Cobbler Recipe:
- Preheat oven to 375.
- If using frozen blackberries, take them out of the freezer and add them to a freezer-safe dish.
- Make buttermilk by adding vinegar to cream and letting it sit for 5 minutes.
- Melt butter.
- In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients together and whisk.
- Add in wet ingredients: eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and buttermilk, and mix together.
- To the blackberries, add the sugar and cornstarch, sprinkling the ingredients over the berries.
- Add spoonfuls of cobbler batter over the top and smooth out a bit.
- Place the dish in the oven for 35-45 minutes, until the blackberries are bubbling and the batter is cooked through and golden brown.
- Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or just a touch of heavy whipping cream. It seriously takes it up a notch.
Find More Of My Favorite Blackberry Recipes:
- Blackberry Protein Cookie Recipe
- Black Bean Quesadillas With Blackberry Enchilada Sauce
- Blackberry Banana Breakfast Bread
- Baked French Toast Casserole With Blackberry Syrup
Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
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Delicious blackberries baked with a buttery cake like topping.
Preheat oven to 375.
If using frozen blackberries, take them out of the freezer and add them to a freezer-safe dish.
Make buttermilk by adding vinegar to cream and letting it sit for 5 minutes.
Melt butter in a saucepan or in the microwave in a microwaveable dish.
In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients together and whisk.
Add to the bowl the wet ingredients and mix together.
To the blackberries, add the sugar and cornstarch, sprinkling the ingredients over the berries.
Add spoonfuls of cobbler batter over the top and smooth out a bit.
Place the dish in the oven for 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the baking dish, until the blackberries are bubbling and the batter is cooked through and golden brown.
Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or just a touch of heavy whipping cream. It seriously takes it up a notch.