Blackberry Cobbler (My Rendition of Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler!)

This blog post is all about how to make blackberry cobbler.

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This Blackberry Cobbler recipe of mine is super easy to make and only requires 6 ingredients! It’ll be ready in no time, and it’s wonderful for a quick homemade dessert. This cobbler has it all. From a sweet, juicy filling to a golden brown and sugary crust. Need I say more?

Personally, I’ve wanted to make an irresistible warm and cakey cobbler for years.

Even though I’m more of a wing-it and don’t measure type of cook/baker – baking has been the most rewarding as I fancy anything sweet  (if you have a fellow sweet tooth as well you will be able to relate!).

Thus, I try to bake something a couple times week to improve my baking skills. Though, whenever its cobbler season – I halt myself from baking this treat for some reason.

Baking cobblers from scratch has always seemed hard to do or as if if took hours in the kitchen. I’d see the most delicious looking cobblers in food magazines and think, ‘How do they make such a perfect looking dessert, effortlessly?!‘ 

Turns out, with some practice, I’ve mastered the art of making homemade cobbler! It’s way easier than I anticipated and, quick to whip up if you have the ingredients. I think you’ll love my rendition of The Pioneer Women’s Blackberry Cobbler recipe. Let’s get started!


This is one of those desserts that make you feel right at home with the very first bite. Also, it doesn’t require any special skills for baking.


My recipe is an ode to The Pioneer Women’s famous blackberry cobbler but requires a pinch of a secret ingredient. This recipe tastes just as good, if not better. It’s also super doable if you’re wanting to bake something for a party, after dinner dessert and a brunch recipe that’s a total hit.

Cobbler is so versatile, too.

You can use the freshest, seasonal fruit and or toppings for cobbler with different flavors such as fruity sauces, ice cream and even a dollop of whipped cream. It’s a treat that is adored during holidays, summer BBQ’s and during the crisp fall season. No wonder, why cobblers are always trending around Halloween and Thanksgiving!

Products to make this recipe:




  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self-rising flour (flour with baking soda)
  • 1/2 stick butter – melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons sugar (to sprinkle on top of cobbler crust)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream – optional
  • Whipped Cream – optional

All you need is sugar, vanilla extract, self-rising flour, whole milk, butter, blackberries, and vanilla ice cream to produce the most delicious blackberry cobbler!


The self-rising flour contains a leavening agent aka (baking soda) that helps make the ‘dough’ part of this recipe rise.

If you want to make homemade self rising flour then for each cup of flour, use 1 + 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.



  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup of milk, vanilla extract and 1/2 stick of melted butter.
  3. Slowly pour the batter mixture into a casserole dish (9in x 9in dish works great).
  4. Begin to add in 2 cups blackberries and spread them out in the batter.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 40 minutes. Take out the cobbler at the 40-minute mark and then, add 2 Tablespoons sugar of top with an additional 5-10 blackberries. You can cut the blackberries in half or 1/3’s to add on top and lightly press into the top of the cobbler crust to sink them in a little.
  6. Add 1/4 stick of butter on top and bake for 10-15 more minutes.
  7. Let the cobbler coo and serve. I suggest to serve with vanilla ice cream/whipped and enjoy!


Can I use frozen blackberries for this recipe?

Yes! You can use frozen blackberries instead of fresh ones. The only thing is add the frozen blackberries into the batter mixture while they are still frozen. Do not let the berries thaw as this will result in them being too mushy when they begin to bake.

When is it blackberry season/best time of year to make this cobbler?

Blackberries are at the peak from June to August, in North America. These delicious fruits start out as green buds and slowly turn red, finally morphing into a deep purple/black color when they’re ripe.


Blackberries can be found all over the country in grocery stores and on farms. Depending on where you live, many blackberry farmers offer “pick your own” blackberries during the season.

Luckily, you can make this cobbler all year long! I’ve seen it made in the hot summer months AND when the leaves start changing and it becomes cooler out.

Is there a difference between blackberries and mulberries?

There is a slight difference between blackberries and mulberries in terms of taste – although, both pair well for this recipe!

First glance, blackberries and mulberries are almost indistinguishable. Blackberries grow on a bush and have a slightly sweeter taste.

Alternatively, mulberries grow on a tree and feature more of a natural, earthy flavor. Do not worry though, if you use mulberries for this cobbler, most people will not be able to tell the difference.

What other fruit or berries can I use for making cobbler?

Feel free to use whatever fruit you enjoy.

Cobblers made with raspberries, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and cherries all taste exceptional! The only cobbler I haven’t made is with bananas because I’m not sure if it’ll end up tasting more like a banana bread instead of a ‘cobbler’. When I try that fruit in a cobbler, I’ll be sure to report back!

How do I store and reheat cobbler?

Most cobblers can be baked up to 6 hours ahead of time before serving.



Let the cobbler cool completely, uncovered. Then, simply cover and chill it in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, let the cobbler stand at room temperature for 1 hour, then reheat in a preheated 350°F oven until warm, about 15-20 minutes.

When it comes to storing cobbler, you can keep it at room temperature for a day after baking. After that, store it in the fridge for up to three days or freeze it for up to two months!

If you want to reheat your cobbler after freezing it, thaw it overnight in the fridge and then bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Do I have to use a 9 x 9 dish?


For my recipe, I used a 9 x 13 dish.

Though, for best result with this cobbler use a 9 x 9 dish if possible. If you do not have this size, then a 8 x 8 dish or a 9 x 13 dish works fine. You may just need to add more to fill the room in the 9 x 13 size dish or even double up the recipe amount.


  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cool Whip
  • Flavored fruit sauces
  • Honey
  • Coffee, Tea and Cappuccinos

Thank you for checking out my tasty rendition of The Pioneer Women’s recipe! Cobbler should be fun to make and a joy to serve.

If you made this recipe, be sure to tag Style Like Shelby in your blackberry cobbler recipe pictures. I cannot wait to hear about how you made this recipe and what you paired it with!



This blog post is all about how to make blackberry cobbler.





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