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Grandma's Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
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Grandma's Blackberry Cobbler

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"This is my grandma's recipe, and I have found none that compare. I always make it with blackberries, but you can use any fruit you want."

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

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk 1 1/2 cups sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt together in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking powder, and another pinch of salt. Mix in the softened butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal, then stir in the milk until moistened. Spread the blackberries into a 9x13-inch baking dish, and spoon the batter evenly over top. Sprinkle with the cornstarch mixture, then pour the boiling water over top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the mixture is bubbly, and the topping is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 15, 2014

This is a favorite recipe for me. My family loved it. Will definitely make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2011

Almost as good as my grandmothers.I think what made hers so good is she went to the blackberry patch. Every summer when I showed up I knew my grandfather would drive us out to the woods to pick the blackberrys.To this day there my fav.fruit and fav.desert.Iris Lady


7 Ratings

Jun 06, 2011

When I made this recipe it was runny and very sweet. I prefer a more dense topping with a little tartness.

Jan 26, 2015

I just made this, but I did use 3 cups of berries and 1 cup less of the boiling water and it turned out great !!!!! Will make this again

Aug 05, 2015

Excellent recipe. Only change, I added more blackberries.

Jul 15, 2015

Pretty good, but I think it needs more cornstarch or maybe mix the berries with the cornstarch and sugar before spreading in pan.

Jan 25, 2015

This was perfect. Made both BlackBerry and peach. Did not use cornstarch and it was just perfect


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  • Calories
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 75.6 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

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

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