Grandma's Blackberry Cobbler


This is my grandma's old-fashioned blackberry cobbler recipe, and I have found none that compare. I always make it with blackberries, but you can use any fruit you want.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch cobbler


  • 3 cups white sugar, divided

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 pinches salt, divided

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup softened butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 pounds fresh blackberries

  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk 1 1/2 cups sugar, cornstarch, and one pinch salt together in a small bowl.

  3. Whisk flour, remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking powder, and remaining pinch salt together in a large bowl. Stir in softened butter until mixture resembles cornmeal, then stir in milk until moistened.

  4. Spread blackberries in an even layer in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish; spoon batter evenly over top. Sprinkle sugar-cornstarch mixture over batter, then pour boiling water over top.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
16g Fat
76g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 27%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 182mg 4%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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