Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Cobbler

Do you have a surplus of blackberries? Make blackberry cobblers with cookies! It’s easier and faster than cake. Start it before dinner and it will be ready in time for dessert.

Do you have blackberries but no time to bake a cake?

What is a shoemaker?

Cobblers are really simple fruit desserts, typically made with a cookie-like topping. If you have a few baskets of berries or some stone fruit laying around, you can quickly make a simple cobbler before dinner, let it cook during dinner, and it’ll be ready in time for dessert.

Serve with whipped cream or a side of vanilla ice cream.

How to select blackberries for Blackberry Cobbler

During the height of summer, blackberries are in full force, not only in markets but almost everywhere along roadsides, hills and valleys. When you’re out, look for the blackest berries.

The fruit should easily detach from the vine when picked. And watch out for the thorns! Blackberries tend to grow in large beds worthy of a Brer rabbit. Long sleeve shirts are a must.

The sweetness of blackberries ranges from quite tart to wonderfully sweet, so test your berries and adjust the amount of sugar in this blackberry cobbler recipe based on how sweet your berries are.

What if I don’t have fresh blackberries?

You can make this recipe with frozen berries. Just make sure you thaw them first and drain the excess liquid before using them.

store cobblers

Cobblers like this should keep loosely covered on the counter at room temperature (out of direct sunlight) for 2 to 3 days. Just reheat in the oven before serving.

If you want to keep it longer, wrap tightly in plastic wrap first, then in foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

More blackberry inspiration! Try these recipes:

  • Blackberry tart
  • Blackberry Muffins
  • Blackberry Frozen Yogurt
  • blackberry slump
  • Blackberry Shortcake

Blackberry Fruit Pie

preparation time
35 minutes

cooking time
30 minutes

total time
65 minutes

9 servings

You can use fresh or frozen berries for this blackberry cobbler. If using frozen, thaw and drain first.

Make sure you do a taste test to adjust the sugar content. Some berries are more tart than others and require more sugar for balance.


For the berry mix:

  • 4 cups blackberries

  • 1/2 Cup white granulated sugar (less or more to taste depends on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you want your cobbler)

  • 1 teaspoon Lemon peel

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinammon

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch (or instant tapioca)

For the cobbler topping:

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1/4 Cup milk

  • 1 big eggbeaten easily


  1. Make the berry mix:

    Place blackberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, cinnamon, and cornstarch in a 9×9 baking pan. Give everything a stir and make sure the berries are all evenly coated in sugar.

    Leave for 30 minutes to allow the berries to macerate, the sugar to dissolve and the berries to release their juice.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F:
  3. Prepare sponge cake topping:

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using your fingers or a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Make a well in the center and stir in the milk and beaten egg until the batter is just moist.

  4. Top the shoemaker:

    Pick up the batter in large spoons and tumble like cobblestones over the berries in the casserole dish.

  5. Bake:

    Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, or until berry mixture is bubbly and topping is nicely browned.

    Great served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

nutritional information (per serving)
199 calories
6g Fat
34g carbohydrates
3g protein
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