Emily's Blackberry Cobbler Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Emily's Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
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Emily's Blackberry Cobbler

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"This is the easiest dessert to make. If you pop it in the oven before you serve your meal, you will have a hot cobbler to plop a scoop of vanilla ice cream on for dessert."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch baking dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cream 1 cup of sugar with the softened butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with the milk until no large lumps remain. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange the berries over the batter, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup of sugar. Pour the boiling water over top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the batter has firmed and the berries are soft, about 50 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 05, 2012

I made this for my wife for Mothers Day. I was nervous about baking but it turned out great. She even liked it better than her berry cobbler that she has been making for years. We can't wait for fresh blackberries this summer! Awesome recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2012

Tasted very sweet, but was almost too squishy with all the boiling water. Just didn't bake up the best. Might try it with less water.


25 Ratings

Aug 02, 2012

This is a fascinating recipe. Instead of placing dollops of raw dough on top of the fruit, the raw dough goes on the bottom, and during baking rises to the top. I ran this procedure by a friend and she commented that this must be a very old recipe, indeed. None-the-less, it turns out beautifully. I reduce the sugar to 2/3 cup in the final (third step), and it is sweet enough, especially with vanilla ice creme. Once cooled, it does form a purple gelatanous base, but this could be scraped off to lessen calories even further. We are swimming in blackberries and this recipe is one delicious, easy, and impressive way to use them. Any berry, fruit or rhubarb could be used.

Jul 22, 2012

Delicious! This was simple to make and turned out well. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8x8" dish. The baking time remained the same. Great use of fresh berries!

May 05, 2013

This recipe was fantastic! It was the best cobbler I have ever had, and certainly the best I have ever made. Whole family loved it and we finished the 9X13 pan in two days!!! A great way to use berries! I made it exactly to the recipe and it was perfect. I plan to try it with other fruits, depending on the season. hope it works as well!

Oct 05, 2012

I made half of this recipe, using skim milk and slightly less sugar than it calls for because my wild berries were sweet. We loved the texture of the cake and how it looks when it's all nicely baked. Will make again!

Sep 02, 2012

So easy and tastes amazing! I added about 3 cups of blackberries and it still turned out great.

Nov 18, 2012

I made this cobbler today for my husband and in-laws. I followed the recipe exactly. The breading part had a nice and tasty consistency but 2 cups of fresh blackberries did not make this dessert fruity enough for me. I served it warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, but there was too much cake to counter the fruit in my opinion. The recipe is quite simple and I will use it again, but next time I will at least double the fruit portion.


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  • Calories
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 322 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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