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My Grandmother’s Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

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This easy blackberry cobbler recipe is my grandmother’s recipe!

Accidents aren’t supposed to happen, especially to kids. Especially during Grandma’s vacation visit. But they do. Sigh. Grandma’s kisses and TLC help make everything better, especially when they’re accompanied with a yummy treat like Mim’s easy Blackberry Cobbler.

I’m sharing CURAD® in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars #CURAD #SoothePlus—but my recipe with a story is a bonus. 🙂 Thanks Mom, and thanks CURAD®, for making everything better!

Kids Eating Blackberry Cobbler
When I was a kid, going fishing and picking wild blackberries were happy summer rituals at my grandparent’s midwestern home. Both experiences guaranteed grubby kids and good eating!

Looking for blackberries for cobbler

You could pretty much expect to get back to the house with purple-stained mouths and fingers. And there were lots of stories, scratches, and sometimes minor injuries, too. Because—kids.

Seems like someone was always getting pokes with the fish hooks. One time my sister even hooked my grandpa’s pants!

He was a good sport about it and no one got in trouble. I do recall the next time we went out Mim told us to be extra-careful. But she chuckled.

Fast forward to life in Arizona today. Although there are some home gardeners who grow blackberries, there seems to be a dearth of wild blackberry patches!

But Grandmas have a way of making memories anyway. Mom and I made Mim’s blackberry cobbler with berries picked from the grocery when she was here on a recent visit.

While it was baking she took my boys for an outdoor explore. You should have heard the tales she made up!

Her descriptions were so vivid, you might have believed you were walking through that jungle, getting tangled in the vines next to a crocodile-infested river instead of a benign stroll in a manicured garden. My boys loved it!

My oldest somehow got “attacked” by a wild plant, while pushing his way through the brush. Nothing too dreadful, thankfully, but he thought so and we didn’t want it to get worse.

What worked wonders were kisses from Grandma… promises of a sweet reward when they got back home…and the newest innovation from CURAD® SoothePlus™ with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, Medium Non-Stick Pads.

The baking soda naturally soothes and eliminates bacterial odor of wounds, plus the pads are effective at covering long cuts/scratches. Thankfully the pads are non-stick so when it’s time to change or remove them you don’t re-open the wound. That’s a comfort to little guys and their moms!

Blackberry Bush

I like CURAD® products. Even if a wound isn’t major, I want to give my family the best care possible. The CURAD® brand is Hospital Approved and Life Tested – and that gives me a lot of confidence.

Although I hate it when my boys have any kind of injury, just as my sister, cousins, and I lived through blackberry thorns and fish hooks, my guys will have their own battle scars and fun memories.

And I’m certain at least some of their happy remembrances will include adventure stories with Grandma and yummy treats, like my Mim’s blackberry cobbler recipe.

How to make blackberry crumble

It’s guaranteed to make little guys forget about their injuries and make you remember carefree summer days when finding juicy berries feels like discovering a treasure.

Blackberry Cobbler

A scoop of ice cream on top is optional, but hey—we’re making memories here!

Blackberry Cobbler Crumble Recipe


Blackberry Cobbler Crumble Recipe

Summer Adventure and Blackberry Cobbler

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  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blackberries (4-5 cups if they are large berries)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of water

Note: 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!


1. In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.

2. Spread blackberries over the top of the cake mix.

3. Sprinkle on 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are).

4. Pour 1 cup of water over top of the berries and cake mix; shake 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.

5. Cut a stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.

6. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.