Blackberry Cobbler

 

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Blackberry cobbler is a yummy dessert that is sweet, and just a bit tangy. Bursting with berry flavor, this easy-to-make dessert will be a family favorite.
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  1. Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
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Blackberry cobbler is bursting with sweet and tart flavors and a golden crust. Made with only 5 ingredients you can put together this scrumptious berry dessert in just 10 minutes. A yummy treat that you can make for friends and family or as a quick weeknight dessert. 

If you love blackberry desserts you’ll want to make blackberry pie bars, berry upside down cake, and berry cheesecake salad.

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Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients

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You will need:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blackberries 4 to 5 cups if they are large berries
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water

Substitutions and Additions

CRUST: You can use regular pie crust strips if you don’t have a yellow cake mix. It does change the taste and texture, but it is still delicious. 

CANNED BERRIES: I don’t always have the luxury of fresh berries in my refrigerator (or totally carefree days to visit the blackberry patch!), but canned blackberries from the pantry make a fine substitution in this great dessert. 

PRO TIP: Cleaning fresh blackberries is easy. Much easier than cleaning some other fresh fruits. Pour the fresh juicy berries into a colander. Discard any errant leaves or stems. Set the colander in the sink and run water over the berries. Leave it there to drain while you begin the recipe.

How to Make This Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

STEP ONE: In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.

yellow cake mix in a baking dish

STEP TWO: Spread blackberries over the top of the cake mix.

blackberries mixed with cake mix in a baking dish

STEP THREE: Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).

sugar poured on berries and cake mix in a baking dish

STEP FOUR: Pour 1 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix then shake the pan so water settles into the bottom. If berries aren’t very juicy, add a little more water. If they are plump, a little less.

PRO TIP: If you’re using canned berries, reserve the water they’re packed in and use a cup of it instead of the plain water. Unless you don’t want the crust to be purple, of course.

water being poured on top of berries and cake mix in a baking dish

STEP FIVE: Cut a stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.

pieces of butter on top of berries and cake mixture

STEP SIX: Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Blackberry Cobbler in a baking dish

STEP SEVEN: Slice and serve warm.

How to Serve

Cobblers are often served during the summer with a scoop of ice cream and some cold iced tea, but you can enjoy this ultimate easy dessert recipe all year long. In addition to a scoop of your favorite flavor of ice cream, you can serve your cobbler with a dollop of whipped cream or even a frozen hot chocolate. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: The cobbler can be stored covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: If you are planning to freeze the cobbler, it is best to do so before baking. Make the recipe right up to the step before you add the pieces of butter, cover with foil, and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, top with butter, and bake.

close up shot of Blackberry Cobbler in a cup

Blackberry cobbler is a family favorite that is delicious to enjoy at a summer cookout or as a holiday dessert. You can make this lip-smacking good recipe over and over again, even swapping out the blackberries for different fruits, like strawberries or peaches. Sweet and just a bit tangy, pair your warm cobbler with a scoop of cold ice cream for an irresistible treat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blackberries to make a blackberry cobbler? 

You can use frozen blackberries in this blackberry dessert instead of fresh fruit. Just let the frozen fruit thaw a bit and then toss them into your recipe.

Do I make the cake batter according to the box directions first? 

Don’t make the mix according to the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix right into your dish.

Can I freeze this easy blackberry cobbler dessert? 

We would suggest if you are planning to freeze this simple recipe to use later, do so without adding the butter on top. Place the cut-up pieces of butter right before you are ready to bake it.

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close up over head shot of Blackberry Cobbler in a baking dish

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is a yummy dessert that is sweet, and just a bit tangy. Bursting with berry flavor, this easy-to-make dessert will be a family favorite.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blackberries, 4 to 5 cups if they are large berries
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.
  • Spread blackberries over the top of the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).
  • Pour 1 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix then shake the pan so water settles into the bottom. If berries aren’t very juicy, add a little more water. If they are plump, a little less.
  • Cut a stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Slice and serve warm.

Notes

  • If you’re using canned berries, reserve the water they’re packed in and use a cup of it instead of the plain water. Unless you don’t want the crust to be purple, of course.
  • Cleaning fresh blackberries is easy. Much easier than cleaning some other fresh fruits. Pour the fresh juicy berries into a colander. Discard any errant leaves or stems. Set the colander in the sink and run water over the berries. Leave it there to drain while you begin the recipe.

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