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Mama’s Blackberry Cobbler

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 11, 2023
Alabama has some tasty fresh blackberries. Several decades ago, my mama was heading out to pick blackberries to make a cobbler, but she ended up going to the hospital to have me instead. This is her mama's blackberry cobbler recipe. The blackberries start on top but then end up tucked under a golden brown crust after it's baked. —Lisa Allen, Joppa, Alabama


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh blackberries or frozen unsweetened blackberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pour 1/2 cup melted butter into an 8-in. square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, milk and vanilla until blended; pour into prepared dish. In another bowl, combine blackberries, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter; toss until combined. Spoon over batter.
  2. Bake until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender, 45-50 minutes. Serve warm.
Blackberry Cobbler Tips

Can you use other fruits in blackberry cobbler?

Absolutely! You can add or substitute other berries, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. Apricots, peaches, sweet cherries, apples, pears and bananas also complement blackberries, so feel free to replace a portion of the berries with one of these other fruits. This blackberry cobbler recipe has a baking time of 45 to 50 minutes, which gives frozen berries plenty of time to cook. So, feel free to use frozen, or partially frozen, berries without thawing them first. Look to more of our cobbler recipes for inspiration on making this blackberry cobbler recipe your own.

What can you serve with blackberry cobbler?

Blackberry cobbler is delicious topped with sweetened whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If your blackberry cobbler is extra juicy, scoop up some of the fruit with a slotted spoon and drizzle the syrup over the top of the cobbler.

How should you store blackberry cobbler?

Allow the blackberry cobbler to cool, and then cover with plastic wrap or foil. Store it in the fridge for 2 to 3 days or cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Here are some more blackberry recipes to try once your blackberry cobbler is gone!

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 491 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 421mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.