Grandma’s Blackberry Cobbler
My Grandma’s Blackberry Cobbler recipe is a family favorite. It’s an easy blackberry cobbler made with fresh blackberries and a baking powder biscuit dough that bake together into a sweet, juicy dessert you don’t want to miss.
Grandma’s Blackberry Cobbler
My Grandma’s Blackberry Cobbler is one of my favorite childhood memories. I was lucky enough to grow up with a grandma that had a huge garden in her back yard and made everything from scratch. In the summer every meal was accompanied by fresh sliced tomatoes and, if you were lucky, dessert was her homemade blackberry cobbler, made with blackberries picked from the garden that morning. It was one of my favorite parts of summer visits to Grandma’s house.
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The most important part of the blackberry cobbler recipe, other than the blackberries of course, is grandma’s baking powder biscuit recipe. This is used to make the top layer of the cobbler. Now, my grandma liked her crust to be thin, so she rolled it out almost like a pie crust to make the top of her blackberry cobbler. I opted to drop the baking powder biscuit dough into the blackberry cobbler instead because I love a lot of crust and when those fluffy balls of biscuit dough bake in the cobbler they soak up all of that blackberry juice and….OMG, it’s amazing!
How to Make Blackberry Cobbler:
- Toss your blackberries in sugar and cornstarch.
- Place them in a greased casserole dish and top with a few pats of butter.
- Drop your baking powder biscuit dough in small amounts all over the top of the blackberry cobbler.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes, or until biscuit dough begins to brown and the blackberry mixture is bubbling.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Tips for Making Blackberry Cobbler:
- You can use fresh or frozen blackberries to make this easy blackberry cobbler. If you choose to use frozen just defrost them and drain off any excess liquid before using.
- Like all berries some blackberries are sweeter than others. Make sure to taste the sugared blackberry mixture and add more sugar as needed before putting them in the cobbler.
- This is a cobbler not a pie, it’s going to be juicy, and runny. Don’t fight it :). Those delicious biscuits are going to be swimming in a sea of blackberries and blackberry juice. Scoop it all up and put it in a bowl along with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!
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Every bite of this easy blackberry cobbler reminds me of Grandma and sitting at her kitchen table while she rolled out her biscuit dough, and my sister and I ate fresh blackberries dipped in sugar. I hope you guys like it as much as I do!
GRANDMA’S BLACKBERRY COBBLER
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Grandma's Blackberry Cobbler
Baking Powder Biscuits
- 2 cups All-purpose Flour , sifted
- 3 teaspoons Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 cup Shortening
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 6 cups Blackberries , about 30 oz.
- 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- 3/4 cups Sugar
- 4 tablespoons Butter
Baking Powder Biscuits
- Sift the dry ingredients together and cut in the shortening until all ingredients are well mixed.
- Add milk, stirring until all flour is moistened.
- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface.
- Work the dough for about 20 seconds.
- Place the dough in a bowl until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash blackberries and pat dry.
- Toss blackberries with lemon juice and then add sugar tossing until they are well coated. Place berries in a greased 11"x7" casserole dish.
- Cut 2 tbsp of butter and distribute over the top of the berries.
- Drop the biscuit dough into the blackberry mixture in 2 tablespoon portions (this doesn’t have to be exact but don’t use too much more dough for each drop biscuit or it will take longer to bake. Cover the top of the cobbler with some berries peeking through.
- Bake in 350 degrees F. oven for 30 minutes. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and in the last 10 minutes of baking brush it over the biscuit tops to help them brown. Continue baking 10-15 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and biscuit dough is golden brown.
- Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Oooh this looks SO good!! Pinning 🙂
WOW! This looks soooooooooooo good. Now I’m hungry.
Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
Oh man this looks so good! I grew up in a small town with farmland all around. I was attached to my aunt’s hip and always with her on my grandmother’s farm. I miss being able to have freshly picked watermelon, cucumbers, corn, squash, etc. My grandfather on my dad’s side was a citrus farmer so we always had fresh citrus. I would love to go back to simpler times. I wish we had written down my grandmother’s recipes before she passed. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I definitely regret not getting all of my grandma’s recipes before she was gone and she just knew how to make everything so most of it isn’t written down. It’s fun trying to figure it out though!
My grandma passed away earlier this year and even though we all have a cook book filled with family recipes it just isn’t the same. Especially because she could taste what you made and tell you exactly what you could do to fix it. And it always worked! This is such a great way to keep your grandma alive in your hearts! Love it!
~Meaghan from DIYfaerie
It really was a fun way to remember her…not to mention delicious 🙂
Oh man, that looks good! I love a good cobbler, and I think it’s so sweet that you’ve shared your grandmother’s recipe! Thank you for sharing. I definitely hope to try this next time I catch blackberries on sale – i’m not lucky enough to have a bush in my yard.
Thanks Trisha, I didn’t realize how many memories I had about my grandma’s cooking until I started working on this post. So glad I made her cobbler, it was delicious and a fun way to remember her.
Found this at the Retro Re-Pin Party! I loved the story and the recipe looks delicious! Re-Pinned! 🙂
Thanks, it was a fun post to write….and a delicious recipe to eat!
Visiting from The Yuck Stops Here.
What a great way to remember your grandmother. Blackberries are one of my favorite fruits (blueberries are the other). Love a blackberry cobbler!
This recipe is great!
Kat, I have been trying to track you down through G+ and it wasn’t happening, You love promoting other bloggers’ stuff but I couldn’t find any links to your blog. So, sleuth as I am, I googled you and finally found this great blog. PLEEEEEASE share a few of your own posts on G+, too !!! LOL People WILL follow you and your traffic will soar.
BTW…. thanks so much for coming to my blog hop and taking the time to leave a comment. It is appreciated. 🙂
This looks so delicious. You really had one special Grandma there. I’m so sorry to hear that she’s passed on, but it looks like you found a very special way to keep her in your heart and in your family. Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt recipe.
Thanks Leslie, I miss her every day. I know she would be so happy I am making her recipes. 🙂
Those blackberries look amazing, and so does this cobbler over baking powder biscuits. I love how simple that is. I’m sharing this on G +.
Thanks Julie, it was simple…and delicious!
We thought Momma’s knew everything, Grandma’s know even more. What a joy to have learned from your Grandma. That dish just looks scrumptious, especially with the ice cream! Thanks for linking up with us at The Yuck Stops Here! Please come again.
You are so right Shirley!
Yum! I am going to hang on to this for cooler nights ahead! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!
Thank you so much for sharing this piece of your memory of your grandmother! My grandmother’s sweet potato pie and homemade biscuits are my fav recipes of hers and when I’m really missing her – making either one brings back fond memories and helps me feel closer to her.
Aren’t Grandma’s, even memories of them, the best?
Looks amazing Kat!! Wish I could eat some right now 😉
Gotta pin this!
Thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness, that looks oh sooooooooooo good! I’ve got cold milk how about setting a place for me!!!? 😉 I have a recipe linky won’t you come on over and share with my readers too? I sure hope you will! I know let me follow all your social networks I can find a little bribery never hurt anyone. ~hehehehe
Stopping by from the Inspire Me Please link party. I’ve never made a cobbler before. This recipe looks delicious, I’ll give it a try. Pinning to my Joy of Baking Pinterest board. Diane @Mrs U Makes.
That looks devine! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Stopping by from Pure Grace Farms to invite you to Foodie Fridays Link-up. I love this post and was hoping you would share it with us today where I am now co-hosting. Thanks and have a great weekend. Hope to see you there!
Brings back wonderful memories of picking blackberries for my grandmother. Oh, I can taste it now!
G’day and thanks for sharing at the #SayGdayParty! Looks delish! Pinned!
Please make sure to stop by if you haven’t already and visit some other people also attending the party and would be great if you could answer one of my questions or two! Thank you! Cheers! Joanne
G’day! This looks absolutely yummy.
Thx for sharing.
Oh my favvie favorite made even better….you made it with love.
I never met my grandmothers so you are so lucky to have these wonderful memories.
Thank you for sharing such a precious recipe.
Aw, thanks Michele 🙂
Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe! The fams gonna love it too!
I just shared your recipe on FB and think it sounds really yummy, it is also going on m Berry Board on Pinterest!! Thanks for linking up this week, hope to see you again.
Have a great Labor Day!!
Thanks Karren, I’m so glad I tried making it. It was delish!
Yum-eee!!! Now I’m hungry! Haven’t had breakfast yet this morning. Think I’ll head right to dessert…
Wonderful cobbler! I’ve pinned it and so glad you shared it on Wake Up Wednesday!
I love blackberry cobbler! Looks divine!
Yum! There is nothing like fruit cobbler…it is so delicious! We all love blackberries here! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!
My mouth is watering over here!
Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.