Mom’s Delicious Blackberry Cobbler

by Alli

When I was a little girl, wild blackberry picking was a thing. Once school was out for summer, we’d head to the blackberry patch and load up on those juicy purple-black drupelets. My mouth would water at the thought of Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler.

To this day, Blackberry Cobbler remains at the very top of my favorite desserts. I like to take it out of the oven, let it cool for just a couple of minutes (so it won’t burn my tongue) and serve it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. When the ice cream hits the warm cobbler, it slowly begins to melt and the taste is indescribable. The textures of crunchy, creamy, sweet and tangy mingle together to deliver the perfect bite.

Mom's Blackberry Cobbler

These days, when I make Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler for my family, there are never any leftovers. Ever. And everyone asks for their cobbler to be served a la mode. The premium vanilla ice cream is a must. Whipped cream just doesn’t cut it for this dessert.

Mom's Blackberry Cobbler

The beauty of Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler is that the crust can be used to make any fruit cobbler. I use this same recipe to make peach cobbler. Mom’s peach cobbler was always out of this world good and so is mine.

I’m sure you’ll find this recipe in any good church cookbook. I’ve seen several variations of it throughout the years. Of course, mom’s is my favorite.

Mom's Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler is so easy to make. Whisk together the flour, sugar, melted butter and milk. Pour into a greased baking dish.

Blackberry Cobbler - Easy and Delicious

Top with blackberries. Sprinkle the blackberries with two tablespoons sugar and bake at 350º for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler

Helpful Hint: You can use fresh or frozen blackberries in this recipe. If you’re using frozen, don’t bother thawing the berries. Just dump them in.

Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler

Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. The cobbler is cooked perfectly and the blackberries are juicy and tender.


  • 2-1/2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup sugar plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional but highly recommended


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish with butter.
  2. Whisk together the milk, 1 cup sugar, flour and butter. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Add the blackberries evenly over the crust. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Scoop into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream.

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Because I’m a southerner, I grew up watching mom use White Lily Self-rising Flour. Whenever mom gave me a recipe that called for flour, she’d say, “Make sure you use White Lily.” Guess what? To this day, I only use White Lily Self-Rising Flour. It’s been a southern staple since 1883. Plus it’s a family tradition and reminds me of mom.

Blackberry Cobbler

Helpful Hint: If you don’t have access to self-rising flour, you can make your own by placing 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to equal one cup.

What fruit cobbler is your favorite?

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Mom's Blackberry Cobbler is easy to make and it's the perfect dessert for entertaining or for Sunday Supper. You can use fresh or frozen blackberries. It's even better when it's topped with Vanilla Ice Cream.


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robin masshole mommy January 25, 2017 - 6:08 am

I have never had a cobbler before, but it sounds SOOOO good. I need to try your recipe ASAP!

Nikka Shae January 25, 2017 - 6:33 am

This brings back memory’s picking blackberrys for my grandma so she can make blackberry cobbler. It was sooo good too!!

HeidiDee January 25, 2017 - 7:20 am

I am not typically one for pies and cobbler, but this one looks delicious. That picture a la mode- yum!

candy January 25, 2017 - 7:30 am

What is so great about cobblers and we love blackberry cobblers when the berries are in season is that they are so easy to whip up in no time. Always have ice cream on hand for topping is a must.

Angelic Sinova January 25, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Oh my, that Blackberry Cobbler looks absolutely delicious! I love a good blackberry dessert so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out!

Christy Maurer January 25, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Every cobbler in the world is my favorite 🙂 This looks so good. I like having mine with ice cream, but sometimes I just have it with milk too. No matter how you serve it, it is DELISH!

Pam Wattenbarger January 25, 2017 - 4:30 pm

We grow blackberries in our backyard and we always have so many of them. Cobbles are a great way to use them up!

Shirley Wood January 25, 2017 - 7:32 pm

I remember picking blackberries as a child to but we just ate them. I don’t remember Momma ever making a Blackberry Cobbler but she sure would throw down on Cherry Cobbler and Peach Cobbler.
As southerners we are probably well versed in that recipe but I always heard “it’s the finger that stirs the pot” and I’m sure you heard that too.
I’d try yours though, it looks so inviting!

Claudia Krusch January 25, 2017 - 7:46 pm

This Blackberry Cobbler looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some for dessert this week. I am sure it will be a big hit.

Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom January 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm

This looks super good! I’ve never had blackberries before, but wouldn’t mind trying it. With ice cream? Even better!

Agnes January 25, 2017 - 9:53 pm

I like the idea of mini cherry cobblers. Will be beautiful to serve at a dinner party. yummy!

ricci January 26, 2017 - 12:04 am

Oh yum!! I love Blackberry Cobbler and your mom’s recipe sounds and looks delicious!!

Annemarie LeBlanc January 26, 2017 - 12:09 am

I am not a picky eater, so I guess I love all these variants! These cobblers would bring back so many good memories of home!

michele d January 26, 2017 - 7:03 am

Love your Mom’s Blackberry Cobbler. It looks amazing! I’m not a fan of blackberry but your recipe might change my mind.

Rebecca Swenor January 26, 2017 - 10:46 am

Any berry cobbler is one delicious in my house. I will have to try this blackberry cobbler recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy January 26, 2017 - 12:05 pm

My mom used to make a blackberry cobber and it was so good. I recently picked up blackberries from the store. Maybe I will try your recipe. It looks delicious.

Chubskulit Rose January 26, 2017 - 12:08 pm

I had a blackberry plant at our old house and it bore a lot of fruits last summer. I wish I could have seen this recipe, I could have made it into this.

Kita Bryant January 26, 2017 - 4:13 pm

Cobblar has always been a favorite of mine. This looks like a really tasty recipe.

Mimi Green January 26, 2017 - 9:50 pm

This looks amazing and topping it off with ice cream makes it perfect. The crust is my favorite part of any pie or cobbler.

Marielle Altenor January 29, 2017 - 3:12 pm

I think I’ve only had peach cobbler. Totally need to try this blackberry cobbler recipe. I love adding vanilla ice cream on my cobbler.

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CAFFAHOLIC January 11, 2018 - 6:05 am

exactly what i was looking for…super delicious, easy to prepare and takes less time. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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