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Blackberry Cobbler
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Blackberry Cobbler

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Pam


Blackberry Filling:

  • 6 cups fresh blackberries washed well
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Biscuit Topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp white sugar, divided
  • 2 tbsp stone-ground cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted & cooled
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. 
  • Add the washed blackberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice then gently toss together to coat evenly. Pour the mixture into a baking dish.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Biscuit Topping:

  • Prepare the topping by whisking together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk together with the cooled melted butter and vanilla until well combined. Set aside. 
  • In a small separate dish, combine the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar with the 1/8th teaspoon of cinnamon; mix very well. Set aside. 
  • One minute before the blackberries come out of the oven, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir with a rubber spatula until just combined and no dry pockets remain.
  • To assemble and bake, remove the blackberries from the oven; increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  • Divide the biscuit dough into eight equal pieces and place them on top of the hot blackberry filling, spacing them 1/2 inch apart (they should not be touching). 
  • Sprinkle the top of each biscuit with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy.