Recipe: Homemade Blackberry Cobbler With Fluffy Crust

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This homemade blackberry cobbler recipe comes together in minutes using fresh or frozen blackberries or dewberries. And with only 5 simple ingredients it’ll be a favorite for your family too.

My simple homemade blackberry cobbler recipe uses only 5 simple ingredients. #TexasHomesteader

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Blackberry season is here! So it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to those sweet juicy berries. I put them to good use by making homemade blackberry cobbler goodness in a snap!

What’s The Difference Between Blackberries & Dewberries?

Blackberries & dewberries are very similar. But there are some differences:

Dewberries are a type of blackberry that produces slightly smaller berries on a thorny vine growing along the ground. They grow wild here.

Blackberries typically grow upright on canes. They’re also usually larger than dewberries.

Since dewberries grow wild here I like to go out early in the morning when it’s still cool and collect buckets of them. Harvesting wild dewberries is a perfect example of Foraging & Eating For FREE In Texas.

But for simplicity in this post & recipe since dewberries and blackberries are so similar, I’ll just call them blackberries.

Blackberries or dewberries fresh off the vine. #TexasHomesteader

Tip For Freezing Blackberries

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

l flash-freeze the fresh berries on a cookie sheet, then place them in a freezer bag & store them in the freezer. That way the berries stay separated instead of clumping together when frozen. I can easily use my measuring cup to scoop out the frozen berry measurement I need for my recipes.

One of my favorite recipes for foraged blackberries is cobbler. I’d asked my sister-in-law for her favorite recipe years ago. I used it as a base for this blackberry cobbler recipe. 

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients

My blackberry cobbler recipe only has 5 ingredients and serves 4 people. It’s the perfect size for us. But you can double it for more servings.

Blackberry cobber recipe is simple and uses only 5 ingredients. #TexasHomesteader

The recipe is beyond easy and with oh-so-simple ingredients:

      • 4 Tablespoons butter,

      • ¾ cup sugar, divided (plus 2 Tablespoons additional sugar to sprinkle on top.)

      • ½ cup self-rising flour,

      • ½ cup buttermilk, 

      • 2 – 3 cups berries,

I love a recipe with simple ingredients, don’t you??!!

Do You Really Need Self-Rising Flour For Cobbler?

YES! This recipe calls for self-rising flour. The recipe won’t turn out right and the crust will be flat & soggy if you use all-purpose flour instead.

How To Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour

If you don’t have the right kind of flour in your pantry, don’t worry! You can easily Make Self-Rising Flour in seconds using all-purpose flour.

The typical ratio I use to make a full cup of self-rising flour is in the graphic below:

Make your own self-rising flour in seconds! #TexasHomesteader

But Since You Need Only ½ Cup Of Self-Rising Flour For This Cobbler Recipe You’ll Use:

        • ½ cup all-purpose flour

        • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

        • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Then you just use this flour mixture in place of the half-cup of self-rising flour called for in the recipe. Easy!

Blackberry Cobbler Quick-Mixing Directions

Mixing up this homemade cobbler was super quick. 

In my 6″x8″ casserole dish:

Melt 4 Tablespoons butter in the casserole dish.

In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup each sugar, self-rising flour and buttermilk. 

Pour batter on top of the melted butter.

Sprinkle 2 – 3 cups of blackberries on top of the batter (depending on how heavily you want your cobbler fruited)

(BAKER’S NOTE: In my opinion this cobbler is best with lots of berries, so that’s what I recommend and show in the recipe below! #dontjudgeme!)

Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar on top of the berries.

Place the cobbler in a 350-degree oven for 35 minutes.

Bring out of oven & sprinkle 2 tablespoons granulated sugar on top of the berries, returning cobbler to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

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

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

Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients Adjustable For More Servings

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. 

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Did you make this Blackberry Cobbler? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!

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, fresh fruit
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 (or 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with ¾ teaspoon baking powder & ⅛ teaspoon salt)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (can use whole milk instead)
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a 6"x8" microwave-safe baking dish place 1/2 stick of butter. In microwave heat for 30-45 seconds until melted.

  3. In medium bowl whisk ½ cup of sugar with ½ cup SELF-RISING flour and ½ cup buttermilk.

  4. Pour the batter on top of the melted butter in the baking dish. Add the blackberries 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 for the final 10 minutes to complete baking time.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: To make 1/2 cup self-rising flour from all-purpose flour, mix:

    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

NOTE: You can double this blackberry cobbler recipe for a larger 9"x13" baking dish. Use anywhere from 3 to 5 cups blackberries, depending upon how fruity you'd like your cobbler to be!

NOTE: I've used frozen blackberries for this cobbler and it turned out just fine. I did have to add about 10-15 minutes baking time because of the colder berries.


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22 thoughts on “Recipe: Homemade Blackberry Cobbler With Fluffy Crust

  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. Jamie

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. robbie @ GOING GREEN MAMA

    I may have to try this for Father’s Day! My husband LOVES blackberry cobbler and it’s been far too long since I made it.

  6. 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!!!

  7. 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~

  8. 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~

  9. Karen

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

  10. 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~

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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 😉


  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 🙂

  17. 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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