How to Make a Simple Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Blackberry Cobbler is a popular, simple, and old-fashioned Southern dessert, that’s made from scratch. I was shopping in the grocery store the other day, and I saw some blackberries. My mouth began to water and I instantly had a flashback of picking blackberries with my cousins as a child. We used to walk the train tracks in Cayce, because that’s  where the best blackberry bushes were found. If you would like to read more about my childhood adventures, be sure to click here. 

In this post, I’m going to be sharing with y’all my Blackberry Cobbler recipe. There is nothing better than the sweet taste of blackberries swimming in their own juices, combined with a homemade  crust fresh out of the oven. I know that some people use biscuits, however I don’t want anything else soaking up those delicious juices from those plump blackberries, but my spoon.

This recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll be asking yourself  “Why I didn’t I try this sooner?” So let’s get started on this traditional Southern dessert, so we can dig right in and enjoy it.

As always I’m sharing a list of ingredients, one is for the cobbler and one is for the homemade  crust.

List of Ingredients for a Blackberry Cobbler

Ingredients for a Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

-2 cups of fresh blackberries

-1 cup of sugar

-1 cup of water

-3 tablespoons of cornstarch

-2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (chilled)

-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Ingredients for Homemade Pie Crust

-1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour

-1/2 cup of butter chilled and diced

-1/4 cup of ice water

-1/4 teaspoon of salt

 Fresh Blackberries or Frozen Blackberries

Fresh Blackberries or Frozen Blackberries for Blackberry Cobbler recipe

Personally, I feel like it’s all about your personal preference. I always like to bake with fresh fruits, whenever it’s possible. However, I’ve made it with both fresh blackberries and frozen blackberries, either way it’s delicious.

How to Clean Fresh Blackberries

It’s very important to wash fresh blackberries to ensure there is no dirt or other residue remaining on them. I put my blackberries in a colander and rinsed them on low pressure, because you don’t want to crush your blackberries. I washed and rinsed them a few times just to make ensure they’re clean. Allow them to drain in the colander for a few minutes and then put them in a separate bowl.

Prepping the Blackberries for the Cobbler

After you’ve washed your  blackberries, you can began prepping them for your cobbler.  You will want to slice your 2 tablespoons of chilled unsalted butter into small cubes. 

Then,  you’ll add  your 2 tablespoons of diced and chilled unsalted butter, and 1 cup of sugar into the bowl with the blackberries. You may want to add a little more sugar, but that depends on the tartness of your berries. 

In that same bowl, continue to add 3 tablespoons of cornstarch,  1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract,  and 1 cup of water. 

 Next,  fold the berry mixture over and allow the sugar to break down the juices from the berries. Once, you’ve added all of your ingredients together, you will let everything set in a bowl for about 30 minutes.

As your blackberries are marinating in their own juices, begin to butter your pan for your blackberry cobbler.

How to Make a Homemade Crust

As I mentioned earlier, I don’t like to use biscuits for my homemade blackberry cobbler. I like to use crust, which is super easy and quick to make. Or if you have a great deal of baking to do, you can use a store bought pie crust.

First,  you need to  combine 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon of  salt. Cut the  1/2 cup of butter chilled into small cubes.  Stir in 1/4 cup of water, one  tablespoon at a time.

Next, you will flour your counter top and being to roll out your crust with a rolling pin.

Making the Blackberry Cobbler

Once you’ve let your mixture set, you can pour  it into your buttered dish. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Homemade Pie CrustHow to make Blackberry Cobbler

Then, begin to cut the crust  into squares, so you can overlap them onto your blackberries.

Southern Recipe: Blackberry Cobbler

Continue to overlap your crust onto your blackberries, but be sure to leave spaces in between the crust. So the sweet juices  from the berries can bubble up through the cracks, it’s a Southern thing.

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Then, brush your crust with melted butter.  When you’ve finished place your cobbler in the oven for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

An Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

A Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler is the perfect dessert for the summer, all you need is a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and you’re ready to enjoy.

Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments section!

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Juliette and Jennifer
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  1. June 19, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Juliette you’re the bestest cook in the world! I know bestest is not a word, but you’re cooking is so awesome I have to create words to describe your meals! You out there reading this blog you better satisfy your curiosity and use these recipes to your advantage and you will agree that she’s the bestest in the world, at least in my world and that’s all that matters to me!

    • June 19, 2019 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you so much for your Kind and Enthusiastic compliment! Your support is sooooo appreciated!!

  2. June 19, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    This cobbler recipe looks mouthwatering, the perfect recipe for the upcoming summer days.

    • June 23, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you so much it’s such a great recipe for summer! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day

  3. June 20, 2019 / 9:39 am

    These look so tasty and the recipe seems really easy.

  4. June 20, 2019 / 10:39 am

    this is on my to do list to make nxt week as my family loves any good cobbbler but i never thought to to try a blackberry- i cant wait to give it a try!

    • June 23, 2019 / 3:00 pm

      It’s so good and it’s such an easy and delicious recipe! Let us know how it works for you, I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. Lavern Moore
    June 21, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    BlackBerry cobbler is part of southern culture where it originated and I’m so glad that the world can experience the recipes of our ancestors through your vantage point. Being from southwest mountains of Virginia, we would pick the blackberries right off the bush in our yard.

    • June 23, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Blackberry cobbler, has been around for such a long time and it’s a shame that some people don’t even know what it’s called! The best blackberry cobblers are made with blackberries picked fresh from the bushes! Thank you so much stopping by, I hope you have an awesome day!

  6. June 21, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    That looks so appetizing! Great job

    • June 23, 2019 / 2:50 pm

      Thank you so much, it’s a very delicious dessert and so easy to make! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have an amazing day!

  7. June 22, 2019 / 7:36 am

    Actually, I was always wondering and I didn’t even know the name of this!

  8. June 24, 2019 / 10:42 am

    Thank you for the recipe! I might not be able to make this because we don’t have blackberries in Japan. But, I been looking for a homemade crust recipe and I found it! Thanks!

    • July 11, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      You’re so welcome! I wish that I could you send some wonderful blackberries from South Carolina. Well I’m glad you were able to find a great pie crust recipe, it’s super easy to make! Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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