A Southern Classic! Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

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Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler, a Southern dessert made with a lattice top crust blanketed over the fresh juicy blackberries that help form a dumpling texture bottom crust when scooped up in a bowl.  And don't forget the big scoop of vanilla ice cream!  

Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler is a summertime favorite around our house.  It is a classic Southern dessert with the richness of a buttery crust and the sweet tartness of berries.

Start off with making the crust first.  I use the same recipe for Peach Cobbler. The berries make so much juice in a cobbler that I like to use a double crust to get that yummy dumpling texture.

My sisters and I grew up picking wild dewberries close to our house. 

We would watch for the blooms in the early spring and couldn't wait until the berries started peeking through the berry vines. 

Blackberries are closely related to dewberries, except they are just a little bigger.  The taste to me is the same and makes equally delicious cobblers.  

I hope you don't miss an opportunity to make some blackberry cobblers this summer.  Enjoy!

Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups shortening, cold
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and diced
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • 4-6 cups blackberries or dewberries
  • 2-3 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cups butter, sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Pour half of the berries in an oblong baking dish. Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups sugar over the berries; set aside.

Mix flour, shortening, butter, and salt together with a pastry blender until well blended.

Make a well in the center; add water to the well then blend flour mixture.

Mix all ingredients together with a fork until dough begins to come together.

Divide the dough in half.  Shape dough into a disk.  Cover and wrap one disk.

Place in the refrigerator.  Roll the other half dough disk on a floured surface with a rolling pin in the size of the baking dish.

Fold dough in half and lift to place over the berries.  Unfold the dough over the dish, arranging the dough over the berries.

Pour remaining berries over the layer of dough.

Sprinkle 1-1 1/2 cups sugar over the berries.

Roll the second disk of dough in the shape of the oblong dish.

Cut dough into 1/2 inch strips.

Place dough in a lattice pattern over the berries.

Place slices of butter over the top of lattice crust and sprinkle with 1/2 cups sugar.

Place in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

Remove front the oven and cool 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. Blackberries are blooming on the farm and it looks like we will have an abundance. Your cobbler looks like just the thing to but a few of those juicy gems to good use. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings...Shari @ www.puregracefarms.com

  2. I'll have to bookmark this page since we have wild blackberries galore here in our part of Washington State. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Looks delicious with all of those blackberry juices! Cobbler is my absolute favorite summer dessert. The farm next to our neighborhood grows blackberries and they should be ready soon. Can't wait to get some!

  4. Oh Girl! I am wild about blackberries...this cobbler looks fantastic. I could eat half of it by myself in one sitting! Pinning!

  5. When you make it, I bring the ice cream and two spoons :)

  6. Hi Kay,
    Our blackberry bushes are just loaded and this will be a perfect recipe to try, it looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  7. Oh yum! I have only made blackberry cobbler a couple times and it was delicious. Pinning your recipe to give it a try. I love blackberries! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Woooow this looks amazing!! Blackberries are definitely a favorite around here - thank you!

  9. Hi Kay! This looks wonderful---I NEED to make some! I pinned it---thanks so much for linking up at the Homemaking Party! I took a minute to follow you on all your social media...didn't realize I hadn't already done that! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


  10. Your recipe calls for 1/2 cup butter, diced, but I don't see where you use it in the mixing. The 1/2 cup sliced butter goes on top. Do you use it in making the dough?

  11. Can I use this same recipe with blueberries?

  12. I have made this recipe for YEARS and never seen it posted before. I'm not even sure where I got the recipe so long ago, but the dumplings is what makes this so great. Blackberries are coming in now, can't wait!

  13. Love Blackberry Cobbler, and your recipe sounds delicious with the double crust! Can frozen blackberries be used in place of fresh?

    1. I am so sorry for just now responding. I noticed I was not receiving comments and started looking into why and blogger changed and all my comments went to spam without me knowing. Yes, frozen blackberries can be used. There may be a little more juice so you may need to bake it a little longer. Hope this helps...thank you for stopping by CWK

  14. I love dewberry cobbler and like them over blackberries since blackberry seeds are so annoying. Living in the South, we could just go pick the dewberries when we pleased and remembered to keep a foot on top of any hole we saw so any snake was trapped in the hole. LOL I miss having dewberries and must rely on the blackberries found in the grocery store..


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