This is a family recipe from my husband's mom and grandma. I like it better than the traditional cobbler. This works well with blueberries and blackberries also!



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) Grease the bottom of a 9 inch square pan.

  • In a large bowl, cream 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. In a separate small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture. Stir in milk; mixture will be thick and lumpy. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

  • In a large bowl, combine berries, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water. Pour over the batter in the pan. Dot the top with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

275.8 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 50.7g 16% DV; fat 7.8g 12% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 178.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
This is an excellent recipe. I went a step further and put a "crisp" topping on it, i.e., equal parts of oatmeal, flour and brown sugar with a dash each of baking powder and baking soda and melted butter. I added a little cinnamon to the berries and decreased the sugar a little. What a dynamic duo! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious recipe! Careful when pouring huckleberry mixture into pastry mixture on bottom...pour slow and evenly over the pastry otherwise the middle is very runny and messy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is my favorite way to bake with huckleberries! The first time I used this recipe I was short on berries. I chopped up some Fuji apples to make up for the missing huckleberries and it was delicious! I have found that I need to cook the cobbler 5 - 10 minutes longer than the suggested bake time in order to fully cook the center so it's not doughy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had been given a recipe very similar to this one by my husband's aunt when I got married 30 years ago. It was a staple in our house and I made it with all sorts of berries peaches even apples. I lost the recipe a few years ago and have been searching for it and here it is! I knew as soon as I saw boiling water on the ingredient list that this was it! One thing I do to make it a bit easier is to just layer the fruit on top of the batter followed by the sugar and pour the water over top. Like another reviewer suggested keep a cookie sheet under the pan it usually bubbles over. This is one oof my favorite recipes ever! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a super yummy way to use up all those blackberries growing in my yard. One word of advise- the berry mixture has a tendency to bubble up out of the pan so it helps to put a baking sheet underneath to make cleanup a little easier Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was an awesome recipe! I took the advice of another reviewer and strained the berries before putting them on the batter. SO GOOD! The batter ended up being a cake-like consistency which I didn't expect but it was perfect. My boyfriend and I ate almost the whole pan right out of the oven. Make two they'll go fast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!! This is my ALL TIME FAVE Huckleberry recipe. I have to share this with everyone I know that loves huckleberries! We ate it a'la mode and it was just fabulous! Thanks for this amazing recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really easy and good! I didn't put quite all the juice on when I was scooping the huckleberry water sugar mixture on top of the crust. I just drained the berries out at the end w/ a slotted spoon after I figured there was enough juice on the crust. We served vanilla ice-cream on top of warmed huckleberry buckle and was really good!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've been on a "cobbler kick" for a few months now and have tried about 10 recipes from this site. This is my favorite one so far. I don't use huckleberries though. I've been using a frozen fruit salad mix (peaches pineapple honeydew melon strawberries) which I toss with just a little sugar and 1 tbsp of cornstarch (no boiling water or butter). Increase baking time to 60-65 minutes. Come summer I'll try this recipe using a variety of fresh fruits. Read More