Scooping out Blackberry Cobbler with a spoon

Blackberry Cobbler

Choose plump, ripe blackberries for this crisp crust dessert!

Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 adult servings
Author Marta Rivera


  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries if frozen allow to thaw, then drain, prior to using*see note
  • 1 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar separated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of ground cinnamon plus more for dusting (optional)
  • 1 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. 
  2. Use a pastry brush to lightly brush the inside of 4 9 1/2 oz ramekins with melted butter. If you're making a family-style version, use a 9x13" baking dish instead of the ramekins and grease it the same way. Fill each ramekin with 1 cup of blackberries. For the family-stye version, dump all of the berries into your greased baking dish. Place the baking dish(es) on a quarter sheet pan.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sugar for topping the cobbler later.
  4. Into a large bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients (including the rest of the sugar) together using a sifter, or sieve.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the milk and the rest of the melted butter. Whisk, or stir, to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula, or whisk, to combine. Mix just until the batter comes together and there are no large lumps.
  6. Use a portion scoop, or a three-quarter's of a cup measuring cup, to scoop the batter over the berries in each ramekin. If you're opting to bake in one dish, just pour the entire mixture over the berries.
  7. Sprinkle a 1/2 tbsp of the reserved sugar over the batter in each ramekin (or all of it over the family style version). If the sugar piles up, use your fingertips to spread it around. Sprinkle a dusting of ground cinnamon over the top and bake for 40-45 minutes (ramekins), or 50-55 minutes (family style), or until the tops are a deep golden brown, and the blackberry filling begins to bubble up.
  8. Remove the cobbler(s) from the oven and allow to cool slightly before enjoying. 

Recipe Notes