Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious dessert perfect for any occasion. It’s an easy and simple fruit cobbler recipe that’s great for beginners. If you love blackberries, this cobbler is for you!

blackberry cobbler on a plate and in a baking pan.

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Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

If you work full-time and you don’t have a lot of time to prepare good old-fashioned meals, you will appreciate how quickly you can “cobble” together this juicy old-fashioned blackberry cobbler.

What Is a Cobbler?

There are many versions of cobblers out there, especially in the Southern USA. For instance, some cobblers are topped with flat strips of pie crust, and then there are folks that tear up pieces of crust that get mixed in with the fruit.

However, a “real” cobbler recipe involves spooning a biscuity topping on top of fruit and baking the dish in the oven. When baked, the topping creates a “cobbled” effect, hence the name. You can read about the history of cobblers.

What Makes This Homemade Blackberry Cobbler So Good?

This easy blackberry cobbler recipe can be put together very quickly. This fruit cobbler has a sweet, juicy filling and a sugary golden crust.

Southern blackberry cobbler is the ideal recipe for any hot summer day. This dessert is a perfect mix of sweet and tartness with a golden topping. It’s crispy and chewy around the edges and soft and sweet in the middle, loaded with blackberry pie filling.

Why This Is the Easiest Blackberry Cobbler Recipe You’ll Ever Try

This cobbler recipe gives you a delicious blackberry cobbler that’s easy to make by using premade pie filling. You can make this delightful recipe even if you’re not much of a baker. In fact, no baking skills of any kind are required!

This is the ultimate easy dessert. Top with a frosty scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you’ll be in seventh heaven!

This easy blackberry cobbler is just begging to be served at all of your summer gatherings, and I promise you, you won’t regret making it! Your friends will want the recipe after just one taste.

Ingredients You Will Need for the Best Blackberry Cobbler

This easy blackberry cobbler recipe gives you a classic dessert that is prepped in minutes with only a few ingredients.

  • Blackberry pie filling
  • All-purpose flour
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
easy blackberry cobbler ingredients.

Ingredient Additions and Substitutions

  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the batter for a richer flavor.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon for an extra warm flavor.
  • Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the pie filling for a touch of citrus.

If you don’t like blackberries, you can substitute any other kind of canned fruit pie filling. Apple, blueberry, cherry, mixed berry, and peach are all great choices.

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler

  1. Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch square baking dish.
melted butter in a baking pan.
  1. Make a batter with milk, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Use a whisk to blend the flour mixture until smooth.
cobbler batter in a mixing bowl.
  1. Pour the batter over the melted butter.
butter and cobbler batter in a baking pan.
  1. Spoon the pie filling over the top of the batter. Do not stir to combine or make a blackberry mixture.
blackberry cobbler before baking.
  1. Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes.
homemade blackberry cobbler on a plate.

What to Serve With Southern Blackberry Cobbler

The obvious answer is vanilla ice cream or French vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream is also outstanding.

Get an ice cream maker if you don’t have one because homemade ice cream is so much better than store-bought.

How to Store Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

Baked cobbler leftovers can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Cooled leftover cobbler can be frozen. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

Freezing a whole, assembled unbaked cobbler isn’t recommended, as the topping will be soggy and not bake properly.

How to Reheat Leftover Cobbler

If the cobbler is frozen, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

To reheat, bake it in a covered baking dish at 350°F until heated through. You can also reheat it in the microwave.

overhead view of blackberry cobbler on a plate and in a baking pan.

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Blackberry Cobbler

A delicious blackberry cobbler that's easy to make with pie filling.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blackberry Cobbler, Blackberry Desserts, Cobbler Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 231kcal


  • 1 stick (4 ounces) butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 21-ounce can blackberry pie filling


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Pour the melted butter into an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Combine the milk, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt to make a batter.
  • Pour the batter over the melted butter. Do not stir.
  • Pour or spoon the pie filling evenly over the batter. Do not stir.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until the cobbler is bubbling and a crust has formed and browned.


If you don’t like blackberries you can substitute any other kind of canned fruit pie filling. Apple, blueberry, cherry, mixed berry, and peach are all great choices. 


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Ceil G.

    5 stars
    This was undoubtedly the best blackberry cobbler I’ve ever had. I found some blackberries on sale at Aldi so I bought three of the half pints and added about 3/4 cup of sugar and let it marry a little while. I followed the rest of the recipe. I served it for company and everybody ooh’d and ahh’d over it. This is a real keeper.

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