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southern blackberry cobbler in a bowl with a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Southern Blackberry Cobbler


If you're looking for an easy dessert to prepare, make Southern Blackberry Cobbler! This old fashioned recipe is filled with juicy blackberries and topped with a buttery crust that will satisfy your cobbler cravings.




  • 4 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (I use White Lily)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick cold butter, cubed
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons ice cold water (use as little as possible until dough forms a ball)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse blackberries with water, then drain. Add to an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of sugar, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 
  4. Using a mixer, add cubes of cold butter to dry ingredients until crumbly. 
  5. Add a little bit of ice water at at time and mix well until dough forms a ball. Add more flour if dough is too wet. 
  6. Roll dough into ball and flour a hard surface. With a rolling pin, roll out dough until it fits the top of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. 
  7. Cover blackberry mixture in baking dish with dough. Prick the crust with the tines of a fork.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour until crust is golden brown. 


If crust doesn't brown after baking, place it under a broiler for a few minutes until golden brown. 

Use fresh blackberries for best results. If not available, frozen fruit can be substituted. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blackberry cobbler, old fashioned blackberry cobbler, southern desserts