October 11, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients
- Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Substitutions And Additions
- How To Make This Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
- How To Serve This Recipe For Blackberry Cobbler
- Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Easy Storage
- You’ll Love This Blackberry Cobbler!
- Easy Blackberry Cobbler FAQs
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
This easy blackberry cobbler recipe comes straight from my grandmother and is a simple fruit cobbler to prepare because it uses a cake mix. Fresh, juicy blackberries make this classic shine but if you don’t have them, frozen or canned blackberries work too.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients
This cobbler is a delightful dessert with a sweet and buttery yellow cake mix topping that perfectly complements the tart blackberry filling.
The combination of natural blackberry sweetness, a touch of added sugar, and a syrupy sauce creates a blend of flavors, resulting in a comforting and mouthwatering treat.
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 6 cups of blackberries (4 to 5 cups if they are large berries, washed)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- ½ cup of butter
Cleaning fresh blackberries is easy. Much easier than cleaning some other fresh fruits. Pour the fresh juicy berries into a colander. Discard any errant leaves or stems. Set the colander in the sink and run water over the berries. Leave it there to drain while you begin the recipe.
Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Substitutions And Additions
CRUST: You can use regular pie crust strips placed over the top of the berries if you don’t have a yellow cake mix.
It does change the taste and texture, but it is still delicious.
CANNED BERRIES: I don’t always have the luxury of fresh berries in my refrigerator (or totally carefree days to visit the blackberry patch!), but canned blackberries from the pantry make a fine substitution in this great dessert.
BLACKBERRIES: While blackberries shine in this cobbler, you can experiment with other berries like raspberries, blueberries, or a mixed berry blend.
Each brings its unique flavor, and you can even combine them for a medley of berry goodness.
ADD-INS: Get creative by adding extras like a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg to the blackberry mixture for a warm, aromatic twist.
A dash of lemon zest or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice can brighten up the flavors.
Chopped nuts, such as pecans or almonds, can bring a delightful crunch to the topping.
How To Make This Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
This cobbler is simple to make. All you need to do is add the cake mix, berries, and pantry staples and bake until warm and bubbling.
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the box of dry yellow cake mix to a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or casserole dish.
Don’t add water or eggs. Just the dry cake mix.
STEP TWO: Spread the blackberries evenly over the cake mix.
STEP THREE: Depending on how sweet the berries are, sprinkle one or two tablespoons of sugar over the top of the blackberries.
STEP FOUR: Evenly pour one cup of water over everything. Jiggle the baking dish a little so the water soaks in and settles to the bottom of the dish.
If the berries aren’t very juicy, you’ll want to add a little more water.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
If you’re using canned berries, reserve the water they’re packed in and use a cup of it instead of the plain water. Unless you don’t want the crust to be purple, of course.
STEP FIVE: Dot the top of the blackberry filling with the butter cut into eight pieces.
STEP SIX: Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cobbler at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
STEP SEVEN: Slice and serve warm.
How To Serve This Recipe For Blackberry Cobbler
This scrumptious dessert is the ultimate easy dessert to make for summer gatherings.
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Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Easy Storage
Let’s talk about how to store and enjoy this delightful cobbler for the best taste and convenience.
MAKE AHEAD: Follow the recipe until you’ve assembled it in the baking dish but haven’t baked it yet.
Cover the unbaked cobbler tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate it.
When you’re ready to enjoy it, simply preheat your oven, remove the cover, and bake it according to the original instructions.
IN THE FRIDGE: The cobbler can be stored covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for three to four days.
IN THE FREEZER: If you are planning to freeze the cobbler, it is best to do so before baking.
Make the recipe right up to the step before you add the pieces of butter, cover with foil, and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, top with butter, and bake.
REHEATING: The oven is ideal for restoring the crispness of the crust. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), place the cobbler on a baking sheet to prevent any drips, and heat for about 15-20 minutes or until it’s warmed to your liking.
For a quicker option, you can use the microwave. Place a serving in a microwave-safe dish and heat in 30-second increments, checking and stirring between each interval until it reaches the desired temperature.
Microwave reheating is convenient but may not maintain the crust’s crispness as effectively as the oven.
You’ll Love This Blackberry Cobbler!
EASY TO MAKE: This cobbler delivers a homemade taste without the fuss. The use of a cake mix simplifies the process, making it achievable for both novice and experienced bakers.
FRESH BERRY BURST: The star of the show is the abundance of blackberries, creating a juicy and flavorful filling. Their natural sweetness and tartness are enhanced by the baking process, resulting in a perfect balance of flavors.
BUTTERY BLISS: The buttery crust forms a golden, crispy topping that adds a rich and indulgent element to every bite. It’s a match made in dessert heaven with the fruity blackberry filling.
This dessert will make you remember carefree summer days when finding juicy ripe berries on the blackberry bushes felt like discovering buried treasure. There’s nothing like a bite of warm homemade blackberry cobbler with a yummy buttery crust fresh from the oven.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler FAQs
You can use frozen blackberries in this blackberry dessert instead of fresh fruit. Just let the frozen fruit thaw a bit and then toss them into the pan.
Don’t make the mix according to the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix right into your dish.
We would suggest if you are planning to freeze this simple recipe to use later, do so without adding the butter on top. Place the cut-up pieces of butter right before you are ready to bake it.
You can remove the seeds from blackberries by putting the washed blackberries in a mesh strainer and pressing the blackberries through the strainer.
If the fruit is extra juicy, the cobbler may be extra gooey. Adding a thickening agent such as cornstarch or flour will help thicken the cobbler.
Cobblers do have a crust on top but do not usually have a crust on the bottom.
Make sure that your fruit is dry after being rinsed to reduce the risk of a soggy crust.
You can overcook cobbler. The crust will become hard, and the fruit will become mushy if you bake it too long.
Pies are made from pastry and generally have both a bottom and top crust, while a cobbler has a biscuit crust only on the top.
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Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Easy
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 6 cups blackberries (4 to 5 cups if they are large berries)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish, pour the box of dry yellow cake mix.
- Spread the blackberries over the top of the cake mix.
- Sprinkle on 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).
- Pour 1 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix then shake the pan so water settles into the bottom. If berries aren’t very juicy, add a little more water. If they are plump, a little less.
- Cut the butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
- Slice and serve warm.
- The amount of sugar and water needed in this recipe can vary, depending on the berries. Before you start, taste the berries for juicy sweetness. Adjust sugar and water accordingly. Also, it is important to pour the water over the top and shake the pan. You want the berries and water to really settle into the pan!
- Cleaning fresh blackberries is easy. Much easier than cleaning some other fresh fruits. Pour the fresh juicy berries into a colander. Discard any errant leaves or stems. Set the colander in the sink and run water over the berries. Leave it there to drain while you begin the recipe.
- If you’re using canned berries, reserve the water they’re packed in and use a cup of it instead of the plain water. Unless you don’t want the crust to be purple, of course.
- Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cobbler at the lower end of the recommended baking time.