Recipe: Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Blackberry season is here! So it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to those sweet juicy berries. I like to go out early in the morning when it’s still cool and collect buckets of the delicious berries. Of course sampling quite a few as I pick them fresh off the vine.

I’ll bring the rest inside, give them a quick wash and spread them on a towel to dry.

If I have more than I can use fresh, I’ll flash-freeze them on a cookie sheet and then place them in a freezer bag. That way they stay separated and I can use my measuring cup to scoop out the frozen berry measurement I need for my recipe.

One of my favorite recipes for blackberries is cobbler. I’d asked my sister-in-law for her recipe years ago & she emailed it to me so it’s the recipe I always use. 

After a pretty modest supper one night I asked RancherMan if he’d like me to offset the simple-food offerings of the meal with a delicious homemade dessert. Of course he said yes! 

So I decided to make blackberry cobbler. It’s easy, y’all!

Homemade blackberry cobbler goodness in a snap! My recipe only has 5 ingredients: Flour, sugar, butter, milk and blackberries. #TexasHomesteader

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In no time a homemade cobbler was in the oven. And before long the delightful aroma of blackberry goodness was wafting through the house.

Quick-Mixing Directions

Mixing it up was super quick – I placed 1/2 stick of butter in a 6″x8″ casserole dish and placed it in the microwave to melt the butter.

In the meantime I mixed 1/2 cup each sugar, self-rising flour and milk. 

I poured the batter on top of the melted butter, then sprinkled 1-1/2 cups of blackberries on top of the batter, finishing with a light sprinkling of 1/4 cup sugar on top of the berries.

(NOTE: This cobbler is even better with DOUBLE the berries, so that’s what I recommend! #dontjudgeme!)

Then I placed the dish in a 350-degree oven for 35 minutes. When the timer went off I sprinkled 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the cobbler and placed it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

And voila – a homemade dessert that can win my man’s heart all over again!

This blackberry cobbler recipe fits our small family and serves 4. But it’s easy to double the recipe to accommodate a larger family or even to assure leftovers to enjoy later. 

If you wanna win your loved one’s heart all over again too, my blackberry cobbler recipe is below.

Homemade blackberry cobbler goodness in a snap! My recipe only has 5 ingredients: Flour, sugar, butter, milk and blackberries. #TexasHomesteader

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Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

When Those delicious blackberries are in season why not harvest them & make blackberry cobbler? This is a super-simple recipe with delicious results! #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberry, cobbler
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter melted
  • 3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an approx 6x8 baking dish with butter.
  2. Place 1/2 stick of butter in microwave safe dish. Heat for 30-45 seconds until melted. Pour melted butter into baking dish.
  3. In medium bowl whisk 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup SELF-RISING flour and 1/2 cup milk. Rinse the blackberries and pat them dry

  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the berries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the blackberries
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. When 10 minutes of cooking time remains, sprinkle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar or cinnamon over the top and return to oven to complete baking time.


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35 thoughts on “Recipe: Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

  1. Dawn Rae

    Yum! Just a few days ago I was eyeing the berry patches, thinking I needed to find an easy berry cobbler recipe.

  2. Beth

    What a simple and delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing on Simply Natural Saturdays.

  3. Jamie

    Your recipe is just in time, The blackberries are finally getting ripe! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kay

    When I pick fresh blackberries I always let the berries sit in a large bowl of water for a few minutes. Little green worms can hide in the berries and will wiggle out. After rinsing I make a cobbler almost identical to your recipe. Such an easy and yummy recipe. My family loves it!

  5. Erlene

    Yum. Love desserts with berries in them. Pinned. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday Linky Party.

  6. Katy Blevins

    This looks so delicious! It’s been so long since we’ve had cobbler at home. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try!

  7. Stephanie

    I am SO glad to have found this recipe seeing as my husband arrived home just a few hours ago from the family farm with bags full of blackberries-and I’ve never ever cooked with them?! You saved me!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  8. Glenda

    Dang!!!! That is the type of cobbler recipe I have been searching for forever! I don’t like a hard crust. I like the soft ones. This looks so perfect and fantastic!! Thank you! I have two year Triple Crown thornless blackberries growing successfully in the NE Nevada climate. They are big berries and the sweetest thing this side of Heaven. One bite taken from one just picked in the warm sun will tell the story.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for this fabulous recipe!!! Thanks for being wonderful YOU too Tammy!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I envy the thornless blackberry owners, ours our native blackberries and although they’re delicious, they are regular-sized berries and there are the thorns on the vines to contend with. I still love to harvest teh berries on a cool morning and enjoy blackberry cobbler that very night – Dee-LICIOUS! ~TxH~

  9. Carrie Groneman

    I really enjoy your posts on this the cobbler, cooking for 2 meals at once, canning tomato sauce and I sympathize with your poor chickens – hope you can catch the predators soon. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  10. Lori Hart

    Wow does this look amazing! Blackberries are a favorite of mine. I’d top this with some yummy vanilla ice cream and savor every bite! I found you over at Back to the Basics. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link Have a wonderful day!!

  11. ColleenB.~Texas

    Oh, I like easy and this recipe really fits the bill and your cobbler looks Wonderful.
    I like how you make your servings in little glass jars and how cute these would be by baking the cobblers in jars and giving as gifts.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe and you so lucky and convenient to be able to pick your own berries.
    Have a wonderful and enjoyable day

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Thanks Collen. These glass jars are actually vintage jelly jars my mother gave me & I absolutely love them. They’re a great portion-control and they look beautiful too. My mother always told me “presentation is 1/2 the meal”. What better presentation than pretty vintage glassware? ~TxH~

  12. Karen

    YUM! We love blackberry cobbler here too. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Andrea at Opulent Cottage

    Oh yum! So wish I could find some berries on the vine, but frozen from the store will have to do for now 🙂 Thanks for joining us at the Creative HomeAcre Hop, the link is up for this week if you would like to join in again!
    Cheers, Andrea

  14. Lynn

    This blackberry cobbler is so close to my Mama’s go to cobbler. About the only difference is everything’s a cup instead of a 1/2 cup. The post was wonderful; any remembrance of blackberries take me back to being a kid. A whole lot of summer pass time was spent with milk jug that had the top cut out roaming the edges of tobacco fields picking blackberries. I think all in all, it was a good bit of lessons to be learned. I quickly learned to watch where I stepped and how to get unstuck out of a briar thicket (the best berries are always in the middle of a briar thicket).

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Sweet memories Lynn. You hit the nail right on the head – the best berries are always in the middle of a briar thicket. Glad to know it’s not just me! LOL ~TxH~

  15. Heather may

    Blackberries are my weakness! I will eat them on any in anything! I planted a blackberry bush this year so hopefully I will have my own next year!

  16. Victoria Lavender

    I like the way this recipe is made. Thanks for posting. I collect posts and I’ve reposted this at The Blog POST OFFICE. It’s my little forward & reverse link party. Drop by to view, if you backlink me…you’ll be considered for next weeks “First Class Post” winners.
    Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  17. Hannah

    Looks so good! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday. Hope to see you back next week!

  18. Maria

    Mmmm your cobbler sounds delicious! I love fruit cobblers in the summertime when I can get really fresh fruit. With a scoop of ice-cream, it makes for a great summer dessert! This looks wonderful!

  19. Patty

    Yummm! I have some newly planted blackberry vines, so don’t have many of my own to pick this year, but I am planning a quick trip to Fredericksburg this weekend to get some fresh ones (one of the orchards there still has strawberries, which is amazing. Sadly, very few peaches this year due to late March freeze and then a hail storm, but I digress, lol). Our family loves cobbler, and I look forward to trying your recipe … with a generous dollop of Blue Bell vanilla on top 😉


  20. Sarah

    Our berries are still green, but we are surrounded by wild ones that will be ready before too long. My son made a cobbler with them last year. I’ll have to try this recipe when our berries are ready for picking!

  21. Backyard Chicken Lady

    I should not be here reading before dinner…I am so hungry and your blackberry cobbler just sent me over the edge! I WANT SOME!

    I pinned this recipe so I can come back to it when I am not starving…so I will write down the recipe instead of drooling at the images.

  22. sue

    We love this and your blog and we’re so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you’ll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @

  23. Candy C.

    Blackberry cobbler is truly a wonderful way to round out a simple supper. I made one last night with some homemade ice cream to go with our BLTs and potato salad. 🙂

  24. Autumn B

    That looks so yummy!!! I know I have berry bushes somewhere a close by! I use to pick them when I was little but don’t have a bush near my house this year. Your making me hungry!!!!

    I found you through the Blog Train! I’m a new Pinterest and Google+ follower!! I would love for a visit from you as well 🙂 You can find me at My Kind Of Introduction –
    Hope to see ya soon!

  25. Carmen

    This recipe looks delicious! I found you on Your Thriving Family’s Weekend Whatever. I am going to try it out with coconut flour for a gluten free version and can’t wait! ~Carmen

  26. Christina @Juggling Real Food and Real Life

    I am so jealous that you have berries to pick. That just sounds so wonderful to me. They are so expensive in the stores. I know because I buy them. I just love all berries. Your cobbler sounds delicious. I’ve got my glass of milk ready to go with it.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      LOL Christina – last year I picked gallons of blackberries and froze them. This year there aren’t many berries to pick, so I’m thankful I have a supply in the freezer to whip up this dessert in a snap. ~TxH~


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