My grandmother made this cobbler when I was a little girl I can still remember the fun we had first picking blackberries together in the hills. Blackberries are my favorite filling, but this cobbler can also be made with apples.

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20 mins
1 hr
1 hr 20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
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  • In a 10-in. round or oval baking dish, melt 1/2 cup butter; set aside. In a saucepan, heat sugar and water until sugar melts; set aside. Place flour in a mixing bowl; cut in remaining butter until fine crumbs form. Add milk, stirring with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead three or four times. Roll out to an 11-in. x 9-in. rectangle 1/4 in. thick. Spread berries over dough; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up, jelly-roll style. Cut into 1/4-in. thick slices. Carefully lay slices in baking dish over butter. Pour sugar syrup around slices (syrup will be absorbed). Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over top and bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm or cold. (*If self-rising flour is not available, use 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder.)


Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 49.6g; fat 23.6g; cholesterol 61.8mg; sodium 466.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (377)

Rating: 5 stars
I use this recipe but I use mixed berries instead of blackberries and I don't roll it out, I layer it in the pan with dough, berries, dough and it cuts the prep time in half and it's absolutely fabulous. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is sooooo good. My hubby loves it hot from the oven with vanilla ice cream too. I also (after reading another review) just put half the dough in with the butter, sprinkled it with a little cinnamon/sugar mixture, put the berries in and then the rest of the dough and a little more cinnamon/sugar and covered it all with the sugar syrup. It was very quick and came out great with a crisp top. These types of recipes are why I keep coming back to Thank you for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have grown blackberries all of my life, and Grandma and I used to cook blackberry cobbler routinely. This is the best recipe I have ever tasted. I substituted 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream instead of milk - but it's great either way! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the ultimate blackberry recipe. I used fresh berries that were a bit tart and it was still came out wonderful. My family of five ate the entire dish in one meal. I love blackberries so I would probably add 1/2-1 cup more of the blackberries. I also like mine a bit more moist so I would add more of the sugar mixture. I forgot to sprinkle the cinnamon on the top of the blackberries so I just added it to the syrup mixture. Great recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing. You can definitely get by with only half the butter. I think next time I'm also going to try a half Splenda/half sugar mixture to make it a little bit healthier. I've been dreaming for the first homegrown blackberries of the season for months so I could try this. It was SO worth the wait. I couldn't find my rolling pin, so I just placed bits of dough around and then dumped the berries in. It took a lot less time and worked perfectly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUMMY! I made this tonight for my husband and used frozen berries. I didn't let them thaw and I think that made it more difficult to roll and cut, but it still turned out awesome! Thanks for the great recipes, we will definately be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent and super easy to make. I just make layers instead of rolling the dough and it comes out yummy topped with some homemade whip cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This a easy delicious foot stomping good recipe....When I took it out of the oven and tasted this delite...all I could do was stomp my "good foot" and say "WOWWW" Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I thought this recipe was just okay. It came out very "cakey" with very little liquid. If you prefer a chewy/crispy crust this is not it. Maybe if you don't use self rising flour that would help. Also, I thought it needed a touch of vanilla extract. Hubby said it was good. Read More