Blackberry Cobbler

This blackberry cobbler recipe has quickly become a family favorite! It’s simple enough to make and it turns out gorgeous every time! This post was originally published in 2010 and has been updated with new photos and a video!

Things I’m obsessed with: berries. All of ’em.

I can’t help myself, I just absolutely love berries. I can’t resist them. I have a really hard time purchasing them for recipes because the minute I get home from the store, I’m ripping open the package and devouring them.

Especially big, fat, juicy blackberries.

Why are they so amazing?

blackberry cobbler in cast iron pan

I have a raspberry bush in my backyard and I always swear that I’m going to make something amazing with it. Perhaps my raspberry coffee cake?Β 

But no. I start picking the berries and I’m transformed into some weird berry eating monster.

It’s shameful and embarrassing and I really hope the neighbors are never peeking out their windows when I’m out there hoovering berries into my face before even getting them in the house to rinse them off.

Berry cobbler on white plate with ice cream

I’m happy to say, though, that I managed to make y’all this blackberry cobbler with some farmers’ market blackberries the other day. You should be so proud of me.

I mean, really.

This was worth the torture of not devouring the berries right there in the middle of the farmers’ market.

This blackberry cobbler recipe is a serious winner.

It would take home the gold in the National Berry Cobbler Olympic Championship, if only such a thing existed.

This blackberry cobbler recipe has quickly become our favorite way to make cobbler! The dough on top of the berries is just amazing!

Oh, and this cobbler? I baked it in my cast iron skillet.

I love cast iron, especially for big desserts like this. Clean up is simple enough and everything just looks and tastes better out of cast iron.

I also love how it can go from stove top to oven with no problem, so there is minimal clean up. If you don’t have cast iron, buy my skillet here, or just use a regular skillet and then transfer to a 9×9 baking dish before popping it in the oven. πŸ™‚

Lucky you, I also managed to save enough berries for this blackberry crostata and these blackberry pie bars! You’re welcome! πŸ˜‰

The cobbler topping is a bit different from most, in my opinion. It’s SO good, though and it’s really easy to toss together.

Make this berry cobbler with any berry you love – raspberries, blueberries, or a mix!Β 

Those photos are from way back when, so no judging, please. πŸ˜‰

If you love berry cobbler, I hope you’ll give this one a try!

Blackberry Cobbler

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 40 mins
Serves serves 8     adjust servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 9 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. For the dough, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until you have a coarse, crumbly mixture. Pour in the boiling water and stir together well so that all of the dough is wet. Set aside.
  3. To make the filling, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Add the berries to a large, deep cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the cornstarch slurry, lemon juice, and sugar to the pan and stir well.
  4. Heat mixture over medium heat until boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  5. Drop pieces of dough over the berry mixture and place the cast iron pan on a foil lined cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the dough is golden brown and the berries are thick and bubbly.
  6. (If you don't have a cast iron pan, bring to a boil in a sauce pan and bake in a 9x9 baking dish.)
  7. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 331kcal Calories from fat 122
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Carbohydrate 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 29g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g