Blackberry Cobbler With Fresh Blackberries Topped With a Homemade Biscuity Cobbler Topping

Nothing screams summer louder than a fresh berry cobbler. And with all those delicious fresh blackberries I picked the other day...I just was dying to make Lin one of his favorite deserts. 

I usually have the ingredients handy to make a pie but who on earth has time for that?! Cobblers taste just as fabulous are are so much easier!

That’s what I love about cobblers. They are so simple to create and you can do all of the prep work prior. This is perfect topped with whipped cream, or a side of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for a dinner party too! 

Blackberries range in sweetness from quite tart to wonderfully sweet, so test your berries and adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe depending on how sweet your berries are. I tend to cut the sugar in half ! I mean anytime you can get as much sugar out of your diet as possible...well, it's just the best thing! 


Berry mixture:

  • 4 cups blackberries, rinsed clean
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (less or more to taste, depends on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you would like your cobbler to be)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch (for thickening, can use instant tapioca instead)

Cobbler topping:

  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Toss berries with sugar, lemon juice, zest, cinnamon, cornstarch in baking dish: Put the blackberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, cinnamon and cornstarch in a 9x9 baking dish. Stir to combine everything and make sure that the berries are all evenly coated with the sugar.

Let sit for 30 minutes for the berries to macerate so that the sugar dissolves and the berries release their juices.

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

 Make biscuit dough topping: Vigorously whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers or a fork until the topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center and stir in the milk and beaten egg until the dough is just moistened.

Drop spoonfuls of biscuit dough on top of berries: Scoop up the dough in large spoonfuls, and drop over the berries in the baking dish like cobblestones.

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

I wish I had an after photo for you but Lin is quick to eat this. Let me know what you think.

(my recipe is from All Recipes)