Blackberry Cobbler
This is the cobbler we serve every year at our Berry Festival. Try it with a mixture of blackberries like marionberries and boysenberries or, later in the season, try mixing our Triple Crown blackberries with blueberries. There’s no combination that isn’t delicious!
Servings Prep Time
12servings 30-40minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12servings 30-40minutes
Cook Time
Ingredients for Filling:
  • 10cups fresh blackberries(sub 2 cups blueberries if desired)
  • 3/4cup sugar
  • 3Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 lemon(juice and zest)
Ingredients for Dough Topping:
  • 2 1/2cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4cup sugar(plus more for spinkling)
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2cup melted butter(plus additional 1-2 Tbs, melted for topping)
  • 3/4cup buttermilk
To prepare the filling:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place rinsed berries in large mixing bowl. Add lemon juice,lemon zest, sugar and cornstarch and stir gently to combine.
  3. Pour berry mixture into a buttered 9″x13″ baking dish. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. While the filling bakes, begin preparing the dough.
To prepare the dough:
  1. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In glass measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk and mix in the melted butter until smooth and creamy. It works best if you allow the melted butter to cool slightly before mixing.
  3. Slowly add buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Bring dough completely together with your hands, if desired.
  4. Pat dough into a flattened disc and divide into 12 equal pieces. Form and flatten the dough pieces into rounded discs.
To finish baking:
  1. After the filling has baked for 30 minutes, remove from oven and raise oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  2. Carefully place each of the dough pieces on top of the hot berry filling in an even pattern.
  3. Melt an additional 1-2 Tbs butter and brush gently on the tops of the dough. Sprinkle with sugar to finish.
  4. Bake uncovered for an additional 20-25 minutes, until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. This cobbler is best served warm with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe Notes

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily substitute with a milk/lemon juice combo. ??Simple measure the same amount of milk and add approximately 1 Tbs of lemon juice. ??You may also use 1/2 cup of whipping cream or half and half along with 1/4 cup sour cream.