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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 236kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


Baking Powder Biscuits

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour sifted
  • 3 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 3/4 cup Milk

Blackberry Cobbler

  • 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.

Blackberry Cobbler

  • 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.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.5mg