blackberry cobbler

Blackberry cobbler – The best cobbler recipe

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Usually when I think of cobbler, I mean peach cobbler. This is one of the summer dishes I am looking forward to the most. A scoop of vanilla ice cream that melts on a piece of hot cobbler is a classic. But have you tried blackberry cobbler yet? For me, this blackberry pie is everything but not classic. 

If you want to surprise your family or your taste buds, it is time to make this blackberry cobbler. Similar to other cobbler recipes, it is quite easy to make and even easier to eat. After trying so many cobbler recipes, I eventually came up with my own combination when it comes to ingredients and the amount. 

This blackberry cobbler looks dark and mysterious. No, it didn’t burn, it just has one different ingredient. Can you guess which one? 

blackberry cobbler

How to make perfect cobbler 

Cook blackberries – Wash them thoroughly first and then cook them in a saucepan with some water, sugar and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon. Cook blackberries just for a few minutes so sugar dissolves. 

Make the batter for cobbler – Mix flour, salt, brown sugar, baking soda, then add melted butter and stir well. Finally add milk and stir well or use the mixer. 

In a baking pan, pour cooked blackberries then add all the batter. It will look like on the image below. Bake the cobbler for about 45 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. 

Leave the cobbler to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

How do you tell if a cobbler is done? 

The cobbler will be bubbly while baking because of the fruit that is cooking. Once the fruit is cooked enough and has a jammy texture, it will stop being bubbly. That’s the right time to pull out your cobbler from the oven. 

If you don’t like too jammy cobbler, you can turn off the oven 5 minutes earlier while the batter is still bubbling. As a result, the cobbler won’t be runny but won’t be too jammy either. While it’s sitting in the hot oven, the excess liquid will slowly evaporate. 

blackberry cobbler

How to serve blackberry cobbler

You can serve the cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Cooled cobbler is also nice and you can grate some dark chocolate on it or add whipping cream. Additional pinch of cinnamon won’t spoil the taste. 

Tips for making cobbler 

There are two types of cobbler dough. One is firm and it has texture like cookie dough and the other is like this one- liquid batter. I prefer firm dough when making peach cobbler but this liquid dough is better for cobbler with berries. 

Speaking of berries, you can use all types of berries instead of or in addition to blackberries. You can use either fresh or frozen blackberries, no need to thaw them. 

Alternative way to make this blackberry cobbler 

If you want to cut sugar and preparation time, don’t cook blackberries. Instead, pour the batter in the pan and place the blackberries in it. You will still have sugar in the batter mixture. The filling will be less juicy and sweet, but if you put enough blackberries, the cobbler will still be jammy and tasty. 

If you like blackberries, check my blackberry oatmeal recipe!

The best blackberry cobbler recipe!

Juicy and sweet blackberries filling with soft cobbler dough and slightly crispy top is a go-to-recipe when you search for fruit pies and comfort desserts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, blackberry cobbler, cobbler, fruit pie, pie
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 280kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 7 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 450 g blackberries
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Wash the blackberries thoroughly and then cook them in a saucepan with some sugar and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon. Cook blackberries just for a few minutes so sugar dissolves.
  • Mix flour, salt, brown sugar, baking soda, then add melted butter and stir well. Finally add milk and stir well or use the mixer.
  • In a baking pan, pour cooked blackberries then add all the batter. Bake the cobbler for about 45 minutes at 175 degrees Celsius. 

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