My favorite way to make cobbler! Fresh blackberries are baked into a buttery biscuit-like crust that comes together quickly. The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler is at the top of my summer dessert list.
The blackberries are out of control right now. So. Dang. Good.
We have a blackberry bush off to the left of our driveway. It borders a field, and when we drove in yesterday there was a pretty mama deer standing at the edge of the tall grass just helping herself.
I don’t mind at all. Because I have more than my fair share hanging around in the fridge waiting to be baked into the Easiest Blackberry Cobbler.
You can really add whatever fruits strike your fancy with this recipe, but the summer berries are completely calling to me and so that’s what ended up in my cobbler.
If you ever wondered about the differences between a cobbler and a crumble, a cobbler has a topping that is sort of biscuit-like.
IN FACT! I’ve seen plenty of recipes calling for things like Bisquick, or even canned biscuits. We’ll maybe do that one day. A crumble has a topping that is just that — crumbled. Think brown sugar and oats like in my favorite Raspberry Apple Pie. OMG yes.
One of my favorite cobblers to make with summer berries is this Mixed Berry Cobbler; it has oats and is earthy with whole wheat flour plus raw cane sugar. And while that recipe is still really simple, it can’t touch the ease of this Easiest Cobbler Recipe.
This recipe is really all about how it comes together. You pour butter on the bottom of your baking dish. Then you pour in your batter. The fruit gets piled on top, and when you bake, MAGIC HAPPENS.
That sweet fluffy buttery biscuit-like crust swallows up the fruit, leaving just little patches of that gorgeous deep bluish purple hue peeking through.
The outside crust has a tiny bit of crunch, but what’s inside is soft and almost custard-like. Sort of like the texture of Blueberry Bread pudding with Whiskey Sauce. I’m telling you: MAGIC.
I made mine in these mini casserole dishes, but you could go with ramekins, a pie plate, or a regular old 8 X 8 or 9 X 9 baking dish. The bake time will be less with the smaller dishes, but I swear this is so easy you just can’t go wrong.
The Easiest Blackberry Cobbler
My favorite summer cobbler recipe! Fresh blackberries are piled right on top of an easy batter that will rise up right over them as it bakes. A classic recipe to keep on hand!
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- Preheat the oven to 325F. Divide the melted butter evenly between your baking dishes (or pour it all in if you are using just one). **See Note**
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Stir in the milk. The batter will be thick. Divide the batter between your baking dishes, spooning it right over the melted butter. Sprinkle nutmeg over the top.
- Divide the berries evenly between your baking dishes, placing them right on top of the batter.
- Bake smaller dishes for 25 - 30 minutes and a single baking dish for 35 - 45 minutes. The top will be golden and the fruit will be bubbly.
- Let the cobbler cool slightly before serving.
1. Make sure if you are using smaller baking dishes that they total at least 1 quart. That's how much space you'll need for everything to bake up. In the photos I have used four 6 ounce mini casseroles, making them extra full with a little spillage.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Rhonda R Sneed
Thursday 16th of June 2022
How can l make the berries sweet before they go on top of cobbler mine taste horrible now thanks
Thursday 26th of January 2023
@Rhonda R Sneed, I used some Splenda on mine prior to putting them on the batter.
Sunday 16th of May 2021
I have made a recipe similar to this recipe forever, and have one little tip to make these even easier. Rather than melt your butter and pour it in, turn the oven on to preheat, put the butter in the baking dish or dishes and put them in the oven to let the heat melt the butter while you mix up the batter. The heated dish makes the batter start puffing up immediately and it is even fluffier! You can make this with the same amount of strawberries, fresh cherries (sweet cherries), peaches, blueberries or just about any fruit you like, even well-drained canned or frozen fruit. It's also really good to dust the top with some sanding sugar to make it even crispier!
I love your recipes!
Monday 17th of May 2021
Amazing tip, Maggie! Thank you!
Saturday 5th of September 2020
What size pan do you use if using just one? 8x8 or 9x12 or 9x9??
Sunday 6th of September 2020
Hi Sandy! I answered this in the post!
"I made mine in these mini casserole dishes, but you could go with ramekins, a pie plate, or a regular old 8 X 8 or 9 X 9 baking dish. The bake time will be less with the smaller dishes, but I swear this is so easy you just can’t go wrong."
Sunday 19th of July 2020
I used fresh grated nutmeg which really enhanced the flavor. Sprinkled the top with just a wee bit of cinnamon sugar. Your recipe is easy, and best of all, very delicious.
Monday 8th of June 2020
Thx for great recipe...I used individual ramekins. SO DELICIOUS & EASY! Couple of serious questions: - Mine sank a lot after coming out of oven. Suggestions? Add an egg or egg whites? - Subs for nutmeg? Don't like it. - How wld you incorporate fresh lemon zest or juice? Love a little citrus freshness with berry desserts? - How wld u add a tiny bit of salt? Also like a smidge of salt in desserts. THANK YOU!!!
Friday 19th of June 2020
So glad you loved this! It's one of my favorites. I don't have recommendations right off without testing, but this recipe is so simple - I hope you have fun experimenting!