Blackberry Cobbler

Sweet fresh berries shine in this homemade Blackberry Cobbler. With an easy biscuit topping, this simple summer dessert is sure to please a big crowd.

Blackberry cobbler on small, gray plate with spoons on the side.
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Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Summertime is for cobbler. Tell me I'm wrong, why don't you?

Whether it's peach cobbler or blackberry cobbler, I'll be lapping it up all summer, ideally with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Cobblers are such an easy dessert. Even though it gets hot in a summer kitchen, these are worth it and they don't take a long time to put together. I feel the same way about crisps too! And this triple berry crisp is a summer favorite.

Once you know how to make blackberry cobbler, you can make any kind of cobbler with your favorite fruits and berries and enjoy this summer treat for yourself.

Blackberry cobbler with biscuit topping being scooped out of white rectangular dish.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Cobbler is a fantastic summer dessert, but peach cobbler gets all the love. You are missing out if you've never made it with blackberries. Here's why you'll love this recipe:

  • Blackberry cobbler is a crowd favorite in the summer. It is an easy dessert you can serve with whipped cream, ice cream or yogurt.
  • Make it with fresh berries for the best flavor. It's a great one to make after a day of blackberry picking!
  • This recipe is super simple. The biscuit topping is not difficult to make at all, and you can do it while the blackberries bake down and get all juicy.
Blackberries, brown sugar, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon, salt separated in individual glass bowls.

Ingredients

Here's what you will need to make this easy blackberry cobbler recipe:

  • fresh blackberries
  • brown sugar
  • flour
  • lemon zest
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt

Biscuit topping

This cobbler features a biscuit topping. It's so easy to do and definitely not as time-consuming as making biscuits. Here's what you'll need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar
  • salt
  • heavy cream
coconut cream topping on a scoop of blackberry cobbler.

Variations & Substitutions

When making this blackberry cobbler, you can substitute a few things:

  • Make the topping dairy-free with your favorite nut milk instead of heavy cream.
  • You can make it gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free flour alternative.
  • This recipe works with other types of berries, like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. You can even make it into a Mixed Berry Cobbler — my fave!
  • Use frozen berries instead of fresh if you like!

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler

This blackberry cobbler is super simple to put together. Here's what you'll need to do:

First, go ahead and preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease a baking pan and set aside.

Whole blackberries in rectangular baking dish.
Lemon zest, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour sprinkled on top of blackberries.

In a bowl or directly in your greased baking dish, toss blackberries with brown sugar, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.

Lemon zest, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour mixed in with blackberries.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until fruit is bubbly and juicy. It's going to smell so good!

Meanwhile, put together the biscuit topping.

Biscuit dough.

Combine biscuit ingredients in a medium bowl, then spoon on top of the baked berries when it comes out of the oven.

(This photo is from my peach cobbler — I was so excited about this blackberry cobbler I forgot to take a photo of the topping. But the idea is the same: big scoops of biscuit dough on top of the fruit.)

Put it back in the oven for 22-24 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown. 

Let cool slightly before serving.

Tips for Success

  • Always wash your berries well. Let them dry or pat them dry with a paper towel to avoid excess water getting into your cobbler.
  • Save on dishes and make the blackberry mixture right in the baking dish!
  • Use a cookie scoop to help you get evenly-sized biscuit toppings.
Blackberry cobbler topped with whipped cream on small, gray plate with spoons on the side.

How To Serve Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

You can't go wrong with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I also love homemade whipped cream.

One of my favorite healthier alternatives for serving blackberry cobbler is serving it with yogurt. You can use plain or flavored yogurt. Vanilla yogurt adds a nice touch. You can use regular yogurt or Greek yogurt.

Serving a helping of blackberry cobbler with a dollop of yogurt is so refreshing and makes the dessert a bit healthier than serving it with ice cream. 

How To Store And Reheat Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is at its best when it's fresh from the oven, but if you're saving it for later, cover your baking dish with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate. 

Reheat individual servings in the microwave or reheat whole baking dish in oven at 350°F for about 15 minutes until warm. 

A spoon with blackberry filling in the white rectangular dish.

FAQ

Can you use frozen blackberries in cobbler?

Frozen blackberries are a great alternative to fresh berries when making cobbler. You don't need to thaw them. Just mix everything together and they should bake up just the same.

What is the difference between blackberry pie and blackberry cobbler?

Blackberry pie is usually made with a double pie crust in a pie dish and served in pie slices. Blackberry cobbler does not have a bottom crust and typically features a batter topping or biscuit topping. It is usually made in a casserole dish and served in scoops.

More Cobblers and Crisps

Blackberry cobbler topped with whipped cream on small, gray plate with spoons on the side.

Blackberry Cobbler

This dreamy blackberry cobbler is so delicious with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream! The ultimate summer dessert.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Madison Wetherill

Ingredients

Blackberry filling

  • 3 cups blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Biscuit topping

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease an 8x8-inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl or directly in your greased baking dish, toss blackberries with brown sugar, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until fruit is bubbly.
  • Combine all biscuit ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Spoon scoops of biscuit dough over on top of berries.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown. 

Notes

I used an 8x8-inch baking dish, but you can use other sizes. A 9x13 baking dish will have a thinner layer of blackberries and will need more, smaller scoops of biscuit dough. It will cook up a little faster, so just keep an eye on your oven when it is nearing the end of bake time.

Tips

  • Always wash your berries well. Let them dry or pat them dry with a paper towel to avoid excess water getting into your cobbler.
  • Save on dishes and make the blackberry mixture right in the baking dish!
  • Use a cookie scoop to help you get evenly-sized biscuit toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 374mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g

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