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Southern-Style Blackberry Cobbler: A Sweet and Simple Delight

Experience the warmth of Southern comfort with this delightful recipe for Blackberry Cobbler. Combining lightly sweetened blackberries with a hint of cinnamon and a buttery, flaky biscuit topping, this dessert is a true Southern classic. Serve it warm from the oven with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat that captures the essence of Southern hospitality.

Ingredients and Servings

Servings: 8

Blackberry Filling:

  • 7 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, warmed


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Prepare Blackberry Filling:
  • In a saucepan over low heat, combine the blackberries, 1 cup sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch, then gently stir this mixture into the blackberry mixture.
  • Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring gently several times.
  1. Make Cobbler Topping:
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in the warmed buttermilk just until moistened.
  1. Assemble and Bake:
  • Pour the warm blackberry mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping evenly over the blackberry mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the blackberry filling is bubbly.

Storage and Serving Tips

  • Storage: Store leftover cobbler at room temperature for up to a day, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 additional days.
  • Freezing: To freeze, cool the cobbler completely, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Southern-Style Blackberry Cobbler is a quintessential dessert that celebrates the vibrant flavors of fresh blackberries and the comforting aroma of cinnamon. Whether enjoyed as a cozy family dessert or served at a gathering of friends, this cobbler is sure to evoke fond memories of Southern hospitality and homemade goodness. Treat yourself to a slice of this delightful dessert, served warm with a scoop of ice cream, and savor the taste of the South.