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Blackberry Cobbler Recipe For Fresh or Frozen Berries

Blackberry cobbler is stuffed with luscious, juicy healthy blackberries, nestled into a moist, sweet dough. Coconut oil gives this old-time summer dessert an upgrade with healthy fat and flavor. 

This is one of the BEST blackberry desserts I have ever made. Really Truly. And it’s in the oven in 10 minutes.

Blackberries bushes are extremely prolific on our property. The birds love em and spread blackberry seeds ALL over!

Consequently, we are surrounded by ACRES of blackberry bushes. We clear them out of our fields and fence lines as best we can. The rest we eat fresh off the vine. I always freeze several batches too.

Blackberry Cobbler
Blackberry Cobbler is stuffed with blackberries in a yummy sweet dough.

This Blackberry cobbler recipe in particular is one of our favorite blackberry desserts. I make it a LOT since it’s So EASY!

Blackberry Cobbler Single Serving With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. A Forkful Of Cobbler In Front.
Warm and steaming with ice cream melting over it. this cobbler is a perfect summer dessert

The sweet moist dough is so yummy and crammed with blackberries all the way through.

Grow your own garden for the best produce like we do or buy from a reputable, local organic farm, farmers market, fruit stand or your local food co-op. This is a wonderful farm to table recipe.

I really DON’T recommend growing blackberries. They are EXTREMELY invasive. At least they are here in our temperate climate.

If you get crazy enough to plant them. Find a THORNLESS variety like this. Whacking back our thorny ole blackberry bushes is a blood sport. You won’t enjoy it.

Blackberries are among the Healthiest fruits. 

My family ought to set longevity records. We eat TONS of blackberries throughout the year.

Yep, we expect to live pretty much forever.

I have quite a few blackberry recipes on this blog both sweet and savory. Blackberry are a wonderful late summer harvest. They make so many wonderful dishes.

More blackberry Recipes You May Enjoy.

Blackberries are full of fiber and have one of the highest levels of cancer fighting anti-oxidants. Follow the link above to learn more about the nutrition of blackberries.

Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious combination of a slightly sweet dough and healthy blackberries. Is it healthy?? Ummm probably not with the high carb sweet dough. But it’s good!

This  blackberry cobbler is officially kid approved by my three granddaughters of various ages.  One of whom will not touch fruit (is that strange or what?) in any form.

She perked right up after being lured into the first bite of this cobbler and eagerly devoured more and more! Blackberry cobbler might be her fruit breakthrough. 🙂

Blackberry Cobbler In A 9 X 9 Inch Baking Dish.
This recipe makes this 9 x 9 pan full of cobbler. for a 9 x 13 inch pan double the recipe.

This cobbler makes an easy dessert to take to parties and potlucks. Everyone loves it. You will need to set the dish in a box lined with an old towel if it’s juicy to protect your car. Blackberry juices stain!

Fresh or frozen blackberries are a useful fruit in the kitchen year round. I often pull a bag of frozen blackberries out of the freezer to whip up this quick and easy recipe. It cozies up cold winter nights.

Blackberry Cobbler Single Serving With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sitting By A Pan Of This Recipe.
Nothing better than blackberry cobbler warm from the oven with ice cream.
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Blackberry cobbler is stuffed with luscious, juicy healthy blackberries, nestled into a moist, sweet dough. Coconut oil gives this old-time summer dessert an upgrade with healthy fat and flavor.

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe:

This blackberry recipe is a fast way to enjoy blackberries and use them up. This easy blackberry cobbler is ready to pop in the oven in about 10 minutes not counting blackberry picking time here. 🙂

The 9 x 13 baking dish you see pictured in this article is a DOUBLE BATCH. This recipe Makes a 9 x 9 blackberry cobbler as written.

Ingredients For Blackberry Cobbler
All the ingredients for blackberry cobbler

This recipe works with both fresh and frozen blackberries. It is written for fresh. Follow the tips below for frozen berries.

TIPS For frozen berries:

  1.  Measure the berries frozen and stir them in that way too.
  2. Just break apart any berry clumps.
  3. Watch the liquid level of your fresh or frozen berries.
  4. Drain any extra juice off so the recipe bakes correctly.

Using Coconut oil.

Coconut oil adds a wonderful flavor to baked goods. If you haven’t tried it in your baking I hope you do. However…

If you don’t happen to have any coconut oil on hand substitute butter or avocado oil one to one. Either will work great as a substitute.

How to Make a blackberry Cobbler:

Here is the method for making this blackberry dessert. Bake this cobbler recipe until the dough is barely browned and set.

Serving Suggestions:

Blackberry Cobbler With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Fresh from the oven with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. delicious!

Top this easy dessert recipe off with homemade Whipping cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

We LOVE this cobbler with homemade French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream  or Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. I make them in my cuisinart Ice Cream maker for a touch of decadence.

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Blackberry Cobbler
Yield: 9-1 Cup servings

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Blackberry cobbler is stuffed with luscious, juicy healthy blackberries, nestled into a moist, sweet dough. Coconut oil gives this old-time family favorite dessert an upgrade in healthy fat and flavor. Enjoy your dessert!


  • 4 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Cups of blackberries



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare the blackberries by putting them in a bowl of standing water while you do the other recipe steps. Then drain them well and pick out any bits of bush, webs, or moving ickies, before putting them on the top of the cobbler.(If you're buying them pre-washed, don't immerse them in water at all.)

For the cobbler:

  1. Spread melted coconut oil in the bottom of a glass 8 x 8 pan, or 9 inch pie plate.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour and baking powder and salt.
  3. Add in the sugar, milk and vanilla; then pour the batter layer over coconut oil. No stirring.
  4. Add the blackberries in a layer over the batter. The “batter” will bake up around it.
  5. Bake for about 1 hr. Cobbler will be golden brown.


NOTE: This recipe is for a 9 x 9 pan. To make it a 13 x 9 pan please double the recipe.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 Cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 233Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 328mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 4gSugar 25gProtein 3g

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Sunday 10th of October 2021

I followed instructions and made sure to add all ingredients but my batter turned out chewy after baking. I prefer a sweet biscuit texture for cobbler.


Sunday 10th of October 2021

Thanks for the Feedback Emily. I'm not sure why the texture was chewy. I've made this several times and it was a fluffy biscuit texture. I wish you best of luck in your efforts to find a recipe you enjoy. I'm sorry this one didn't work out for you. Have a great day!


Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I don’t know what happened but the batter didn’t rise and it was very hard yet also mushy and the blackberries were very hard I followed everything I don’t know why it turned out like this


Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Hmmm. I went and looked at the recipe. I have revised the instructions for the batter to be more clear. I'm wondering if you missed the baking powder and salt since I had them in the ingredients but not the instructions? If so, I apologize. That is my fault. This really is a good recipe and I hope you try it again. Hard blackberries should not happen since fully ripe berries are not hard. So I can't speak to that. Thank you for reaching out and asking for help. I'm sorry it didn't turn out better for you.

Erin P.

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Made as directed. Used frozen berries and did not thaw them. Turned out better than expected! I doubled the recipe and used a 9x13 casserole dish. Thank you for the recipe!


Sunday 19th of July 2020

Hi Erin, Thanks so much for the review and sharing your successful process with us. That's such a help to others. Have a great day!


Sunday 10th of May 2020

I followed instructions perfectly, the batter did NOT rise over the berries

It's a mushy mess!!!


Sunday 10th of May 2020

Hi Stephanie, This is an old favorite we make all the time in summer. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. IDEAS: Maybe your baking powder is old and didn't rise enough? If so try doubling the baking powder or even upping the baking powder to a Tablespoon. Are you using frozen thawed berries? If so they need to be drained and thawed before using in this recipe. The extra liquid from thawing frozen berries will cause the trouble you describe if they are not drained and thawed. Hope this helps


Friday 17th of April 2020

I look forward to trying this recipe soon - hopefully you & family stop using coconut oil, though!!!!!!!

Not as good as claimed - in fact....

Terrible for your cardiovascular system - butters ALWAYS better....

Unless you're lactose intolerant. Then I suppose applesauce, it is!

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