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Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe – Simple & Delicious

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Easy Blackberry Cobbler recipe

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe – Simple & Delicious

This recipe for blackberry cobbler is simple to make and so delicious. If you go blackberry picking in the summer, this is a recipe you will want to save, as it will not disappoint!

 

We are fortunate enough to live near many blackberry bushes. Each year around this time, I take my kids out and we will spent the afternoon picking blackberry’s. One of our favorite things to do with the blackberry’s (well the ones that make it home that is), is to put together this quick and easy blackberry cobbler / crumb (I know a cobbler is more of a batter top, but folks seem to call this recipe by both names, so just kept it easy). I love this dessert, because if you have those thorny blackberry bushes somewhere near you, you can usually get the fruit for free, and the remaining ingredients are fairly inexpensive. We pick enough blackberries to freeze some, so we can make it throughout the year. Its very forgiving too, so if you want to mix in other berries or fruit with this dessert – the more the merrier!

Step 1 – Have Fun! A little dramatic posing for the camera usually helps this process.

 Step 2 – Eat As You Go! I know this step may gross some people out, but my family is just gross like that :)

Step 3 –  Bring A BIG Bucket. When they are ripe, they are ready to be picked, and its so easy to freeze what you don’t use.

To freeze put your berries out in a single layer on a tray and add to the freezer for about 20 minutes. You can then transfer them to a storage container or freezer bag, without having them all stick together in one clump once frozen.

Now, to make the cobbler!

How To Make Blackberry Cobbler:

Ingredients for Blackberry Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups of blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Package of yellow cake mix (only 1 cup is needed)
  • 1 cup of instant rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • cube of real butter (cold)

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe with ice cream

To Make the Berry Mix

  • We started by washing our freshly picked blackberries (you could substitute frozen berries, just thaw them), and filling the bottom of an 8 x8 dish with the berries (about 3 or 4 cups, if its a shallow pan, about half way up with berries).
  • Add a 1/2 cup of sugar to the berries and gently mix in (you can add more, I like mine slightly tart to contrast with the sweeter crust, and ice cream we always add).

For the Cobbler Topping:

Mix together –

  • 1 cup of packaged yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of instant rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of flour ( you can substitute more of the yellow cake mix if you like your batter on the sweeter side, instead of the flour)

Making Blackberry cobbler dry ingredients

Cut in 1/4 of the cube of butter

Grating butter for Blackberry Cobbler

I do this by using my cheese grater and grating the butter over the mixture, then using a fork to work it in.

Crumble Topping for Blackberry Cobbler

Crumble the topping over the top of the berry mix so that it covers it all.

Crumb topping for blackberry cobbler with butter

Take the remaining butter and using your cheese grater – grate a thin layer of butter over the top of the crumble mix. I usually end up with about 1/4 of the stick of butter left after this. This step is important, as it will turn that dry crumble mix you just sprinkled on the top, into the golden crust shown above. You will want your butter to be really cold, to grate easily.

All in all, it probably took me 5 minutes in prep time, once the berries were clean. Put in a 350 degree over for approx. 40 – 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Bite of Blackberry Cobbler

We served with some vanilla ice cream or homemade whip cream. Talk about big taste bang for your buck.

 

Printable Recipe for Easy Blackberry Cobbler:

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Easy Blackberry Cobbler / Crumb Recipe & Blackberry Picking

Blackberry Cobbler with ice cream

This easy blackberry cobbler recipe is a decadent dessert with a yummy blackberry filling and crumble topping! It is simple to make, but a crowd pleaser.

  • Author: Sia Hills
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

Scale
  • 34 cups of blackberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • Package of yellow cake mix (only 1 cup is needed)
  • 1 cup of instant rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • cube of real butter (cold)

Instructions

To Make the Berry Mix

  • We started by washing our freshly picked blackberries (you could substitute frozen berries, just thaw them), and filling the bottom of an 8 x8 dish with the berries (about 3 or 4 cups, if its a shallow pan, about half way up with berries).
  • Add a 1/2 cup of sugar to the berries and gently mix in (you can add more, I like mine slightly tart to contrast with the sweeter crust, and ice cream we always add).

For the Cobbler Topping:

Mix together –

  • 1 cup of packaged yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup of instant rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of flour ( you can substitute more of the yellow cake mix if you like your batter on the sweeter side, instead of the flour)

Cut in 1/4 of the cube of butter.

I do this by using my cheese grater and grating the butter over the mixture, then using a fork to work it in.

Crumble the topping over the top of the berry mix so that it covers it all. Take the remaining butter and using your cheese grater – grate a thin layer of butter over the top of the crumble mix. Grate the rest of the butter over the top. Put in a 350 degree over for approx. 40 – 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Notes

You can freeze blackberries if you are picking them yourself and want them to last through more seasons.

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2 Comments

  1. I picked about 30 lbs of blackberries Sunday. Destined to be jam and cobbler!
    Last year I put up 80 quarts of blackberry juice, which is wonderful by itself or in iced tea.

    1. Yum, do you just make the juice with a juicer machine, or do you do it by hand to get all the seeds (are they called seeds ;)?

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