Best in Show Blackberry Cobbler
This was my mother's recipe from the 1940's. I entered the Jefferson County Fair on August 28th for the first time. This cobbler won First Place, Champion, and Best in Show.
This was my mother's recipe from the 1940's. I entered the Jefferson County Fair on August 28th for the first time. This cobbler won First Place, Champion, and Best in Show.
This is BY FAR my favorite cobbler recipe. I tripled the recipe but I added 4 Cups of Blackberried, 2 Cups of Raspberries and 1 Cup of Blueberries. The colors difference in the berries made it very pretty. Great when it's warm with Vanilla ice cream...Read More
I followed the recipe exactly, but for some reason it didn't turn out quite right. I expected there to be a nice blackberry sauce on the bottom and the cake on top, but I ended up with a thick layer of clear gelatinized sugar on the bottom because the blackberries did not sink. They were almost all floating on top of the cake part. I guess blackberries don't generate much juice, because there was none when I baked these that were freshly picked a few minutes before. That said, the flavor was terrific - I added a bit of vanilla to the cake recipe. If anyone has a suggestion for something I may have done wrong, I'd be happy to read about it. I would like this recipe to work for me. We have a lot of berries growing on our property and it is a simple recipe, but it's not like what MY Mom used to make!.Read More
This is BY FAR my favorite cobbler recipe. I tripled the recipe but I added 4 Cups of Blackberried, 2 Cups of Raspberries and 1 Cup of Blueberries. The colors difference in the berries made it very pretty. Great when it's warm with Vanilla ice cream...
I had never made cobbler this way, and I have to admit that I was sure the instructions were written wrong, because the whole thing is assembled upside down. I went ahead and did it anyway since the reviews were so good, and it was amazing! Great flavor, and it was a yummy way to use the marionberries from our garden. I'm going to let my girls help me next time--it was almost like magic to put a virtual "lake" of berries and sugar and water in the oven and have a scrumptious dessert emerge an hour later!
I thought this was pretty good. The only components of a cobbler are sweetened fruit and a cake like part, so they have to be sweetened just right. I have some mystery berries growing in my yard that appear to be mulberries or boysenberries and used those. After I began the recipe I was worried at first it was too much sugar, but tried it as is and it wasn't too overly sweet tasting onced it was baked. It was done in 45 minutes. It tasted good with some whipped cream and would probably be also good with a little ice cream.
I love this recipe! It's so easy. I made only 2 changes, I used butter instead of margarine and the second time I made it, I added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I have made it twice in the last week and it was great both times!
Very much like the cobbler recipe my mother and granny taught me to make as a child. We put the fruit, sugar, and water and half a stick of butter in a pot and just brought to a boil before pouring over the batter. Batter rises to the top just like in this recipe. I use any fruit but love it with peaches as I grew up near a great peach area in SC...Linda51
I also received a similar recipe passed down from my Mother and Grandmother. I have used it with all kinds of summer fruits and it has always turned out great. It's a keeper for sure.
I followed the recipe exactly, but for some reason it didn't turn out quite right. I expected there to be a nice blackberry sauce on the bottom and the cake on top, but I ended up with a thick layer of clear gelatinized sugar on the bottom because the blackberries did not sink. They were almost all floating on top of the cake part. I guess blackberries don't generate much juice, because there was none when I baked these that were freshly picked a few minutes before. That said, the flavor was terrific - I added a bit of vanilla to the cake recipe. If anyone has a suggestion for something I may have done wrong, I'd be happy to read about it. I would like this recipe to work for me. We have a lot of berries growing on our property and it is a simple recipe, but it's not like what MY Mom used to make!.
This is a good recipe the best part is how simple and fast it was to put together. I had made the entire cobbler before the oven was done preheating. Mine cooked for 45min and I followed the directions and it came out really yummy. My only gripe is that my berry's dropped and did not show through like some of the other great pictures. This cobbler tastes like an old fashioned hence the description from the submitter.. Really great for a fast cobbler recipe
Good taste. I made it in a 8x8 pan & only added a 1/2 cup of water and it turned out great.
This is a great recipe! I have used it alot in the past year. I live in Japan where you just don't get good stuff like blackberry cobler, unless you make it. So far I have use this recipe to make blackberry, blueberry, and mixed berry cobler . All of them came out GREAT! I didn't change a thing, only the cooking times veried. With this recipe I just watch the crust, when it is golden brown, it's done. None of my coblers have lasted more than 24 hours.
Delicious, fast and easy. I doubled the recipe. Thanks Judy for posting this. Added this to my printed recipe book of tried and true favorites.
Just about to try this after it cools just a little more. Not sure what I did wrong though, I checked the cobbler about 35 minutes into baking and was horrified to see the water was now on the bottom of the pan and the cobbler mix and berries were above it.....I took my spoon and tried to mix things together, cooked for an additional 20 minutes....Looks good now, and smells yummy. Will try again regardless! If its award winning, then I'm pretty sure it was my errors! hahah
Love this cobbler! Very easy to make. If you have more than 2 cups of blackberries use them. If you are wondering about the 1 cup water - don't worry,it soaks up the batter and makes it moist.
I was a bit skeptical about this recipe bc it was so easy, but after reading some reviews I decided to give it a shot. Very good!! The only modifications I made were adding about a tsp of cinnamon to the sugar and flour mix, and I also used a bag of frozen mixed berries instead of only black berries. Oh and I used 3/4 c of water and 1/4 butter mixed together at the end there. the crust is nice and carmelized on the top giving it that little crisp and there is such a good amount of crust throughout. i recommend trying it, theres a reason it won prizes right? ;)
Oh my gosh!! When I saw this wonderful recipe, it certainly brought back fond memories of my Grandma's special blackberry cobbler. This is her recipe too. Our family has enjoyed this recipe for years. Thanks Judi for bringing it back into the limelight. It's the best. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
Perhaps I did something wrong, but there was a gummy mauve layer on the bottom beneath the biscuit layer. I'm sorry, but I did not like this much.
I made this with frozen blackberries that we had picked locally. It needed a little more time to cook because they were frozen. I also threw in a handful of fresh blueberries because 2 cups didn't seem like enough fruit and did not near cover the pan. The blueberries were a nice addition, I would do that again. I substituted 1/2 cup oat flour and real butter rather than margarine to make it healthier. It turned out a little glutinous, but I'm going to blame that on the oat flour, not taking any stars away for that. I did think it was too sweet, even with the tart blackberries. Next time I would only use 3/4 cup sugar, maybe less if I used a sweeter kind of berry. My 4 yr old wouldn't eat it, but my 1 yr old loved it with cream on top. All in all a good recipe and I am sure I will use it again. thanks!
This was a delicious cobbler. I had many compliments from my guests. It gave a lovely presentation as well with ice cream. It dried out somewhat in the fridge overnight despite being covered but a little warming in the microwave and it was again moist and delicious. Can't think of any changes I would make.
Very good.Used unsalted butter 3/4 of cube
I bake often, and usually have a really high success rate with new recipes. However, this one was completely inedible when it came out of the oven. First of all, it didn't bake well. I left it in the oven for much longer than the recipe indicated, and it still didn't bake all the way through. I had to leave the house, and took it out of the oven after at least an hour and a half, and it still wasn't done. The bottom was a gelatinous bed of goop. It was slick, shiny and gloppy. It didn't look at all like a cobbler, cake, or anything baked. I read some of the other less positive reviews, and saw that many others experienced the same thing.
This was so good! I changed the recipe a little bit. I used a whole stick of butter, steeped fresh mint leaves in the cup of water, and added a scoop of ground flax to the flour. At the very end, I dusted some cinnamon on top... and then had to slap my brothers' hands away so he wouldn't eat it all!
I love blackberries and this recipe shows them off perfectly! No wonder it is prize winning. Thanks Judi for sharing this treasure.
Easy and yummy...who could ask for more?
Found this while looking for a cobbler recipe to use all the blackberries my kids brought me after an afternoon of picking. Loved it - easy to make & turned out wonderfully. Only thing that kept me from giving it five stars was that the bottom was a tad bit gooey for my tastes, but still very good.
This was delicious! I made extra dough and put several more spoonfuls on top. It was easy too.
Good. But the original is too sweet for me who has diabetes. I reduced sugar to 3/8ths for the cake part and to 1/4 cup for the berry part. I also used three cups of frozen berries (berry mix of blackberries, blue berries, and raspberries) instead of just 2 cups. The berry part came out watery. Maybe it was from using frozen berries? The whole thing still tasted good. Next time I won't put any water in the berry part.
Great cobbler with lots of sweetness and moisture. Yum.
Excellent!!! My whole family loved it. Served it hot with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!!
I replaced flour with King Arther's Gluten Free flour mix. It was so good. My husband loved it too.
I love this recipe! I'm pretty new at cooking and I love using healthy ingredients without a lot of extras, so I decided to try to whip this up. It is easy and completely delicious. This one is definitely going on the fridge to use throughout the summer!!
Great! I had frozen blackberries, so it took a bit longer to bake. I also cut the sugar sprinkled on the top by more than half, it would have been way too sweet otherwise! Put in a dash of lemon juice and nutmeg in the dough, too.
Absolutely exceptional! I made it exactly as the recipe says, but didn't really measure the blackberries. I used about 2 6oz. packages, give or take. :) Blackberries were on sale this week so I bought some and then realized that I needed to use them up before they went bad. I had never made cobbler before, and this was amazing! Super easy and it didn't take very long either. I have to admit, I was worried about the bottom layer when the water sunk down to the bottom (especially after reading some "this didn't turn out so great" reviews) because it had a gross gray color for most of the baking time, but after about 45 minutes in the oven, the crust was golden brown and the entire thing looked amazing!! It definitely tasted amazing too! I whipped up some cream and it was delicious!! This recipe is definitely a keeper and I look forward to trying it with different kinds of fruit! :) Thank you!
perfect - thank you!!
Quick, tasty and so easy to prepare. Next time I will decrease the sugar slightly, add more berries and maybe some lemon zest. Thank you Judi!
I made the reciped exactly as directed. It was delicious!
I made this for my parents Memorial Day weekend. It was the perfect weekend entertaining recipe - EASY!!!! The whole family loved it. I didn't change a thing. I would double it for a bigger crowd or if we wanted seconds. :) It fed 4 adults and 2 children with no leftovers.
This dessert had a great taste. However, I would not call the consistency "cobbler". It had a much more cake-like texture than my usual cobbler recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, and my family did enjoy the dessert, but because I enjoy a more dense cobbler, I will stick to my old recipe.
Simple and delicious.
delicious! maybe a little cinnamon next time but really good. made it with blueberries since they were on sale that week.
Loved this as a mom of 4 little ones, this was super EASY! Hubbie gave it a 10!!! Thanks for sharing!! I did add a total of 2 cups of sugar. Made it sweeter, and used butter instead of margarine.
Wow! Absolutely delicious. I used blueberries and a little less sugar on top. Can't wait to try it with blackberries. Very quick to put together, and it didn't need ice cream or whipped cream added.
Not as good as we thought, will stick to BC recipe
Pretty good Cobbler. I substittued milk with Almond milk. I also used gluten free flour! It looked so odd when I poured the water on the top, but turned out great! The only thing I woudl have changed is I may have put a little salt in the dough, it was a little bit bland. I would have added an extra cup of berries too! I used frozen Blackberries, as that is what I had. I liked the fact the Cobbler crisped up slightly on the top, it wasn't too soft!
Fun and easy! Our blackberries were very sweet so I only used a 1/4 cup sugar in both spots.
Made a hit with the family. We have blackberries growing all around our homestead and so used wild berries at the peak of season. This was quick and easy on a busy summer day.
I found the filling ended up being a little waxy once it cooled off which I was not crazy about. Everyone else seemed to like it at the time but when I mentioned what I thought, the person I was talking to agreed.
I will definitely make this again. It's deliciously perfect as written. It may be best at room temperature but we couldn't wait that long. Four adults annihilated this in a heartbeat. Thank you for sharing. Made me look like a rock star!
Followed recipe with the exception of the berries, I used blackberry, raspberry and blueberry. My wife loves it and it is a big hit among all of our dinner guests. Goes Great with Ice Cream!!! Thanks for the Great Recipe!!
Yum! Some of my blackberries went bad so I added in some quartered strawberries and I used and 8x8 pan- but other than that I followed the directions exactly. I had my doubt- especially just dumping the water on top, but it was so good. Super easy to make. Thank you for the great recipe.
Perfect basic recipe to work with - different berries, a little less sugar, etc. I also added vanilla to the batter and I think it added a nice compliment to the flavors. I always double it and make it in a 9.5 by 13.5 pyrex glass dish and it comes out perfect every time. It disappears very quickly wherever I take it.
I followed the directions and there were grey gelatinous globs of goo on the bottom of the pan from the sugar and water. The flavor was ok but I couldn't get past the gelatinous glops. I will continue my quest for a good cobbler recipe. This just isn't it. Sorry.
I LOVE the cobbler part of the recipe and will try to perfect the overall product by putting it together with the berries differently because like another review I read, the sugar turned to gelatin along the top and bottom edges :( ANYONE KNOW WHY!?!?! I'm going to try berry mix down first then dough drops on top now. It was SOOOO good but too difficult to enjoy while having to eat around the clumps of goopy sugar.
I didn't change a thing, but, like others, was a little worried when I put it in the oven, it really looked like a watery mess. But, the final result was perfect! Easy and good. Just what we needed for our booming blackberry season. Thank you!
i tried this recipe exactly as written and it was a disaster. batter never came to top, water went to bottom and blackberries stayed on top. was like 3 separate layers of craziness. So sad! next time maybe I'll just put berries on bottom with water and batter on top?
Tried this and it was great! Only changes I made were I added lemon juice to the berry mixture, vanilla and salt to the cake mixture, and I placed the berries on the bottom and poured the cake on top. Everything cooked and it had a nice syrup on the bottom. Defiantly will make again.
I took this to a church social and had people commenting on it for a week! They all thought it was fantastic. I have a deep dish pan so I doubled the recipe. It took a little longer to bake that way, but it turned out perfectly.
I think the people that get the soggy bottom follow the recipe. It calls for only 1/2 cup of sugar total, but uses a half cup twice.
This is a very good recipe and I love the way the dish looks after it's been cooked. I thought there was a lot of sugar in the batter already so I only sprinkled 1/8 c. sugar over the top of my berries and it came out perfectly sweet! Will definitely make again as it was very easy and quick to make with very little cleanup. Delicious!
I made this again with strawberries & apricots. I used 1/2 c. wheat flour & 1/2 c. white flour. Instead of just milk in the batter, I subbed 1/2 the amount with buttermilk. I also use butter, not margarine. I added a teaspoon of vanilla to the milk mixture before I poured it into the batter. Only other change--used a 1/2 c of brown sugar, instead of white to sprinkle over the berries before baking. Overall, it was much more flavorful. The recipe is very easy & can be used with pretty much any fruit, if you know what flavorings to add.
This was easy to make and everyone liked it. Served with ice cream.
It was so easy to make. I picked some blackberries the other day and decided to make a cobbler with them. I've never made cobbler before. My mom loved it, too. It wasn't too sweet and perfect amount of tart.
Great topping, easy.
Hands down the BEST cobbler recipe.
I did not like this cobbler at all. I have a much better recipe that is similar but tastes much better. I will not make this again.
Super easy to make and it was delish! I used fresh blackberries in one, and fresh blueberries in the other and got compliments on both! Thanks!
I loved this recipe! After reading some of the other reviews,iI chose to use an 8x8 pan which worked well. Although I was confused with the water at the end of the recipe. I poured 3/4 c on top of the berries and sugar, and it came out great!
This looks like the biggest mess going into the oven and such a lovely treat coming out!! I thought for sure I had made some awful mistake but it came out wonderful and was delicious with whipped cream or ice cream!!!
This is such a versatile recipe, and SO SIMPLE! I used 1/2" mango dice (homegrown) and added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. I used a metal pan as I didn't have a glass 9"x9". It came out great! This is now a STAPLE recipe for quick, easy, delicious dessert in my collection. Thanks to the cook for sharing it!
Great cobbler and so easy to make!
Amazingly quick and easy! And delicious! Thanks for this recipe!
This was a simple and delicious recipe.
no changes, and yes I will make it again.
Made for my fiance was a little worried because this was the first time I made blackberry cobbler and with the directions didn't think it could be so easy. Loved it. : )
Turned out lovely! ...just like the picture. I'm making it for the 2nd time tonight.
Made this tonight for the first time just to use up some blackberries we had on hand, and my husband declared it "the best cobbler ever." Thanks so much for sharing, this has been added to the short list of favorites!
Great and easy. When doing with peaches, change final 1/2 cup sugar to 1/4 cup white/1/4 cup Brown. Blend and sprinkle over fruit. Then sprinkle cinnamon and a little nutmeg before adding water. Fabulous peach cobbler recipe.
Delicious! I used fresh dewberries and added 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Used butter instead of margarine. Combining the suggestion of another reviewer with this recipe, I mixed the butter, 1/2 c. sugar, water, and berries in a pan and brought to a boil. I mixed 1/4 c. sugar with the batter and sprinkled 1/4 cup sugar over the top.
Well it didn't come out like the picture. Tasted ok. It needed a bit more sugar for my liking. Meh.... Don't think I'll be making this again. I'm sad because I kind of expected a better tasting dessert.
I made just a few tiny changes. I used just a,tad more milk and I sprinkled sugar on the blackberries after I rinsed them. It was the best cobbler I have ever made! And yes, I will be making it again!!!!!!
Excellent!! It was quick and simple to make.
Very tasty and easy but it did have a thin purplish, gelatinous filler at the bottom corners . Otherwise the berries nicely peeked through the surface. Will try again to see if that gel forms.
No changes...have made it several times and was perfect!!!!
It was ok. Definitely not your normal cobbler. I won't be making it again. I will try a different recipe next time.
I used an 8X8 pan so only used 1/2 cup of water. It was very good. I would definitely add more blackberries. I used the 2 cups but had more of the biscuit part than fruit. That would be my suggestion. I would recommend fresh blackberries from a farm and make sure they are thawed if frozen ones are used. Great recipe. Thank you.
I did not have a 9 x 9 pan, so doubled the ingredients and used lasagna pan. maybe this was the problem. It did not come out well, very dry and hard. I'll try it again as directed and will revise the review if it turns out better.
I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and I used 4 cups of blackberries. My husband said it was the best cobbler he ever ate.
amazingly simple and delicious
This cobbler is fantastic. I had more black berries than the recipe called for so I used them all. Delish!
Let me just say that it was a hit!
Followed the directions exactly. It turned out wonderful. It was delicious. I can see how it is an award winner!
Very good! My husband loved it. I will absolutely be making this again.
Added more blackberries, super easy recipe
I was really excited to make this recipe but it wasn't very good - the top ends up being this gel substance. I did like that it wasn't too sweet but I'll continue to look for a better recipe.
Every time I made it, I used Driscoll blackberries. They were always tasty and this recipe is so easy. Can't go wrong with this recipe.
Very simple and Delish. Used fresh mulberries. Will be making this again. Thanks
I doubled recipe for a 9x13 casserole dish, DELICIOUS!!! Easy to Make!!!
I never made cobbler before so i was skeptical of pouring the water on the top but it turned out fine on the top... the bottom on the other hand was a jelly-like consistency that I wasn't fond of. Overall I still ate it!