Simple Small Batch Blackberry Cobbler

There is nothing quite like blackberries during the warmer months. Turn freshly picked blackberries into a small delicious Blackberry Cobbler! This recipe is extremely easy and it tastes great!

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Cobblers originate from America. They are a fruit dessert that is a variation on pie. Cobblers are baked in a deep dish, includes a thick crust of some sort, and is filled with fruit. Berries, apples, and peaches are all popular fruits used for this dessert. Cobblers can have a crumb topping, a drop biscuit topping, or be completely enclosed in crust.

The first American cobblers were savory, not sweet. Colonists could not find the proper ingredients for English style steamed suet puddings and had to improvise using whatever ingredients were around them at the time. Savory cobblers were often served as the main course for dinner or for breakfast. It was not until the late 19th century that they were made primarily as desserts.

Personally I love making cobbler, because I love that it tastes like pie without all the work of making pie crust. Making a pie from scratch takes hours. While with cobbler all I have to do make batter and add fruit to it before I bake it. When I smell that fruity, crusty aroma fresh out of the oven I get nostalgic. Cobbler always reminds me of summer potlucks and picnics when the fruit is at its peak flavor. I hope that this recipe brings you smiles and happiness! Please enjoy!

Simple Small Batch Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Yields 4-5 servings

Specialty Tool: 9-inch glass pie plate

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Inactive Time: 25 minutes

Drink Pairing Suggestion: Milk


2 cups fresh blackberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup milk

To Serve: Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream


In a small bowl mix together the blackberries and sugar. Let the mixture stand for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Grease a 9-inch glass pie plate. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, flour, baking powder, and salt until well incorporated.

Pour the milk into the butter/flour mixture. Stir until the batter is smooth.

Evenly spread the batter into the pre-greased pie plate.

Top batter with sugared blackberries.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the batter rises and becomes golden.

Let stand for 5 minutes.

Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream!

Love Blackberries? Try my recipe for Lemon Blackberry Cupcakes!

Want to enhance the flavor? Add 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla to the blackberry mixture before topping the batter.

Need a little spice in your life? Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter for extra warmth.


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