This blackberry cobbler can be prepared and baked in less than an hour! You can use fresh or frozen blackberries. A huge hit every time!
Blackberry cobbler has got to be my all-time favorite kind of cobbler. I just love the tartness of the blackberries paired with the sweet and crunchy topping. Add a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you won’t be sorry. My (very picky) two-year-old licked her bowl clean and begged for more. If you haven’t had blackberry cobbler before I can almost guarantee you that it will quickly become a new favorite!
Fresh blackberries vs. frozen blackberries?
It really doesn’t matter whether you use fresh or frozen. Both will taste great! If you do frozen, you won’t want to thaw them first. You will have a mushy mess on your hands. You can give them a quick rinse to get the ice off of them but be sure to shake the water off as good as you can before tossing with the sugar and lemon zest.
How to cook blackberry cobbler:
You can cook blackberry cobbler in an 8×8 baking dish, a small casserole dish or ceramic Dutch oven, or you can cook it in a cast iron Dutch oven. Some have tried cooking it in an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker but I haven’t had success these ways. I haven’t been able to get a good crunchy topping doing it either of those ways. If you like a golden, crisp crust I recommend using an oven.
Blackberry cobbler topping:
You can easily use a dry mix of Bisquick or cake mix if you want to try it with a little different flavor. You will just use 2 cups of the cake mix or Bisquick in place of the sugar/flour mixture. You will still mix it with the egg to get the crumbly texture.
How to make gluten free blackberry cobbler:
To make gluten-free blackberry cobbler you can just substitute a good GF flour for the all-purpose flour (we have used Namaste flour from Costco with success). You can also use a gluten-free cake mix or pancake batter. Just mix the dry mix with an egg and follow the instructions below substituting the dry mix for the flour and sugar.
Does blackberry cobbler need to be refrigerated?
You can leave cobbler at room temperature, covered for up to 12 hours. Some have said they leave it out for a day or two without any problems but I don’t like leaving any kind of food out on the counter that long. Personally, I like to refrigerate it. If you like to eat it room temp, you can just remove it from the fridge and let it come to room temperature.
How to Make Blackberry Cobbler from Scratch:
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
Spray a smal (8-9")l Dutch oven, casserole dish, or 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Add blackberries to the dish and sprinkle evenly with 3 Tbsp. sugar and lemon zest.
In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, sugar and egg. Stir well until mixture becomes crumbly.
Sprinkle mixture evenly over blackberries.
Lightly drizzle melted butter over the crumb topping.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crumb topping becomes golden brown.
For best results, allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped topping and/or fresh mint (optional).