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Grandma's Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Grandma's Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Juicy, sweet fruit is topped with a sugar cookie-type crust in Grandma's Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler recipe. It's best warm with ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword blackberries, cobbler, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Paula


For the crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water

For the berries

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups blackberries 16 oz fresh or frozen blackberries, rinsed and drained (frozen berries do not have to be thawed)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Grease a 12-inch skillet with non-stick spray or vegetable oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. To this mixture, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. *video above for this procedure.
  • Next, to this mixture, stir in 1/4 cup boiling water just until the mixture is evenly moist.
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water. 
  • To the cornstarch mixture, mix in remaining 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries.
  • Transfer berry mixture to a cast-iron skillet and bring to a boil. Stir frequently.
  • When berries begin to thicken slightly, drop the dough into the skillet by spoonfuls.
  • Place skillet on the foil lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 400 degrees until top is golden brown.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg