Blackberry Cobber

Blackberry Cobbler

5 from 10 reviews

This southern style cobbler combines lightly sweetened blackberries with a touch of cinnamon and an easy to make buttery flaky biscuit dough.  Serve warm right out of the oven with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream.


  • 7 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk warmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8 x 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. Combine blackberries, 1 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon together in a saucepan over low  heat. Whisk together water and cornstarch; stir gently into blackberry mixture. Cook over low heat until thickened; stirring gently several times.
  3. Whisk together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.  Stir in buttermilk mixing just until moistened.
  4. Pour warm blackberry mixture into prepared baking dish.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the blackberry mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is browned and the mixture is bubbly.


  • Grease the baking dish as it helps with easier clean up.
  • I prefer fresh blackberries for this recipe however you can use frozen as well.
  • Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour mixture.  I always start by cutting my chilled butter into small cubes.
  • Mix the dough just until moistened as over-mixing can make it tough.
  • Always preheat the oven and load the cobbler on the middle rack in the center of the oven.
  • Keep in mind blackberries stain easily so clean up messes in a most timely manner.
  • If you have leftover homemade biscuits simply cook the blackberry portion of the recipe.  Then topped with warmed split biscuits.  Voila!  Cobbler in no time at all!
  • Save money and make your own buttermilk.  Just add 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar to the half cup of milk.  Let sit for 5 minutes before mixing with flour/butter mixture.

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