Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler – A Blackberry Cobbler from Scratch

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This Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler features simple ingredients and is a perfect summertime dessert. Make it from scratch with fresh blackberries and you will have a new favorite summertime fruit cobbler dessert. This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.

Our Dad gives this blackberry cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow the easy instructions below to make a from scratch dessert perfect with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.  Our dad loves adding just a touch of cold milk to his cobbler…trust him, he’s an expert on enjoying fruit desserts. 

Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Mom dropped off some fresh sweet corn to the neighbor who in turn sent home some amazing fresh blackberries. The fresh blackberries ended up in my hands to whip up something tasty and delicious.

Don’t you love this type of living? Neighbors who take care of each other is an amazing gift.

When’s the last time you’ve dropped off a treat to your neighbor just because?  This old fashioned blackberry cobbler would be the perfect treat to share, just saying!

What do you do with fresh blackberries?

That is a good question, and it seems there are approximately zero blackberry recipes in any of my old cook books. I searched high and low.  And then I found one fresh blackberry recipe for cake. I was all set to make it, and then…Dad requested a cobbler.

How can you do no to your Dad?  I can’t…

So I opened up my cookbooks…again, and I started searching cobbler recipes.

I ended up finding a peach cobbler recipe in my Caterin’ to Charleston cookbook, so I modified it.  It came out amazing!  So amazing, in fact, that I made this Old South Blackberry Cobbler recipe two days in a row.

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Simple Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

This homemade blackberry cobbler recipe is simple to follow and easy to make. There are no fancy ingredients, and you probably have everything you need at home in your kitchen.

For very little effort, the result is a perfectly sweet, blackberry goodness that reminds you of something your mom or grandma would have made back in the day.

Our Favorite Fruit Cobbler Desserts

We have shared many fruit desserts on our website and cobblers are a favorite. Here are some of our favorites:

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

Apple Cobbler

We also love batter cakes which are a hybrid of cobblers featuring a layer of crunchy sugar on top. Check out our Peach Batter Cake or Cherry Batter Cake.

Old South Blackberry Cobbler Ingredient List

Fresh Blackberries

Sugar

Butter

Flour

Baking Powder

Salt

Milk

Vanilla

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How To Make a Blackberry Cobbler from Scratch:

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions for old south blackberry cobbler, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Melt butter in 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  2. Mix blackberries with sugar; stir and set aside.
  3. To make blackberry cobbler batter, mix flour, sugar and baking powder; stir in milk and vanilla until batter forms.
  4. Pour batter directly into melted butter in the pan.
  5. Add the blackberries to the center of the batter, trying to avoid the blackberries from being on the edge of the pan.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve hot as is or topped with ice cream or whipped topping.

Notes About Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler:

  • I use butter in my blackberry cobbler, but margarine would work too.  1/2 cup of butter equals 1 stick.
  • Taste your blackberries before adding sugar.  If they are super sweet, you may be able to use a little less, and if they are super tart, you may want to add a touch more.
  • FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS:  Only add the sweetened blackberries to the center of the batter, not around the edges if you can avoid it.  The sugar from the blackberries will cause the edge of the homemade blackberry cobbler to get dark and hard from the sugar burning.
  • This from scratch blackberry cobbler is great as is but is also amazing topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped topping, or with a little drizzle of cold milk right over top (a tip from my Dad).
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Old Fashioned Berry Desserts

Blackberry Batter Cake

Blackberry Batter Cake is the perfect combination of a blackberry cake, blackberry cobbler and a blackberry crisp.  It has the perfect amount of sweetness to counteract the tart of the berry.  The bottom consists of a blackberry filling while the top is a simple cake with a crisp sugar topping. Topped with ice cream or plain milk (like our Dad), this recipe is a home run. 

Blueberry Brown Betty

Grandma’s Strawberry Pie

Grandma's Strawberry Pie is an old fashioned strawberry pie recipe using fresh strawberries.  Learn how to make strawberry pie filling from scratch with this easy recipe.

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cake

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cake is a simple Cake Mix Blueberry Cake recipe.  The result is a super moist cake packed with flavor, perfect for breakfast of dessert.

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight is a simply delicious dessert with only five ingredients. No Bake Strawberry Dessert Recipes is easy to make yet always a crowd-pleaser. 

My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
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Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler - A Blackberry Cobbler from Scratch

My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry cobbler from scratch, homemade blackberry cobbler, old fashioned blackberry cobbler, old south blackberry cobbler, simple blackberry cobbler
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar (for blackberries)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (additional for batter)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in 13 x 9 inch baking dish; remove from oven when melted.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Mix blackberries with 1/3 cup sugar; set aside.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt; add milk and vanilla and mix to form a batter.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Pour batter directly into melted butter.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Pour sweetened blackberries into the center of the batter. Try not to allow berries to touch the edge of the pan.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.
  • Eat warm as is, topped with milk, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
    My Dad gives this Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler two thumbs up!  Follow these easy instructions on how to make a blackberry cobbler from scratch using fresh blackberries.  This simple recipe is a home run each and every time.

Notes

  • I use butter in my blackberry cobbler, but margarine would work too.  1/2 cup of butter equals 1 stick.
  • Taste your blackberries before adding sugar.  If they are super sweet, you may be able to use a little less, and if they are super tart, you may want to add a touch more.
  • FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS:  Only add the sweetened blackberries to the center of the batter, not around the edges if you can avoid it.  The sugar from the blackberries will cause the edge of the homemade blackberry cobbler to get dark and hard from the sugar burning.
  • This from scratch blackberry cobbler is great as is but is also amazing topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped topping, or with a little drizzle of cold milk right over top (a tip from my Dad). 
  • Love blackberries? Try our super amazing Blackberry Batter Cake recipe. 

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15 Comments

  1. I made this today. It’s an easy recipe and it was very good! I love blackberries and was excited to see this! Have a good day 🙂

  2. It’s too hard to find the recipe in this confusing website. It’s too bad because it sounds like a good recipe, but I never found out how much flour you use. Tighten it up.

    1. There is a “Jump to Recipe” button at the top of the post that takes you directly to the recipe card with ingredients and instructions. Thanks!

  3. Sounds fabulous! The first recipe I found that uses a 9 x 13 pan! All the others used 8 x 8 or 9 x 9. Have you ever added cinnamon to the batter? I do that with peach cobbler but have not with blackberry. Thanks for sharing!

    1. We haven’t added cinnamon to this recipe but don’t think it would hurt anything! We agree that cinnamon is yummy with peach cobbler though!

  4. Oh, and I will be using triple mix berries, frozen. Do you see any changes to the recipe based on that????? Thanks!

    1. You might want to adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness of your berries. Also, be sure the fruit is thawed and drained.

    2. really great tasty cobbler and quick prep. Since I have found this recipe I don’t use any other. I always thaw my frozen berries out and let them set with the sugar overnight. Also believe that real butter is key in this recipe. yummy!

  5. My daddy always put milk over his cobbler. That is how I was raised to eat them. I am making blackberry and peach cobbler and strawberry pie for our 4th family gathering. Thank you for sharing your recipe and stories

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