Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

This Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious way to use up seasonal berries with a handful of pantry and refrigerator staples! Read more about it after the recipe.
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Skillet Blackberry Cobbler


Description

This skillet blackberry cobbler makes delicious use of juicy, seasonal berries and a handful of pantry ingredients!


Ingredients

4 cups blackberries (or dewberries, or a combination of both)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Juice from 1 small lemon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter, grated
1/4 cup buttermilk


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add in grated butter and use your hands to mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Drizzle buttermilk over the flour/butter mixture and use a fork to stir together until the mixture just comes together. Set aside.

In a 10″ stovetop-to-oven-safe skillet or pan (cast iron or enamel cast iron is best), combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice. Whisk together cornstarch and cold water and drizzle over the berries. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring very frequently, until bubbly and the sauce is shiny and translucent. Remove from heat.

Drop the dough by the spoonful into the blackberry sauce. If desired, sprinkle the top of the dough with a little bit of white sugar.

Place the pan on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or drizzled with half and half.


Fun fact about me: apparently my favorite fruit-flavored thing is blackberry. I make a mean version of a Dirty Diet Coke with blackberry syrup instead of coconut. My all-time favorite Italian Soda flavor has been blackberry with cream (like, ever since I was in high school, I’ve pretty much never veered from that.) If blackberry pie or cobbler ice cream is an option, I will always, always get it (in a big homemade waffle cone if I can.) So naturally, if cobbler is a remote possibility, I’m going to want it to be blackberry.

blackberries in pan

I’m actually making this with a combination of blackberries and dewberries, which are like smaller, wilder blackberries that grow in the south. My friend had them growing all over her farm land and let my kids and I come pick some the other day, so we have made dewberry freezer jam, dewberry shakes, and had enough left over that we tossed them into this skillet blackberry cobbler.

How to Make Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

To make it, you’ll need 4 cups of blackberries (that’s what I have in the pan above), along with white sugar, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, the juice of a small lemon, baking powder, salt, and butter.

ingredients for skillet blackberry cobbler

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour,

flour for skillet blackberry cobbler

salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.

adding salt, cinnamon, and baking powder for skillet blackberry cobbler

Add in grated butter (I didn’t take a picture because I thought I already had one, and I probably do, but I’m also too lazy to find it…suffice it to say that grating butter is the most satisfying thing you’ll do all week.) Use your hands to mix the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Drizzle buttermilk over the flour/butter mixture and use a fork to stir together until the mixture just comes together. Set aside.

In a 10″ stovetop-to-oven-safe skillet or pan (cast iron or enamel cast iron is best), combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice.

sugar and berries

Whisk together cornstarch and cold water

cornstarch and water for blackberry cobbler

and drizzle over the berries.

pouring cornstarch and water over blackberries

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring very frequently, until bubbly and the sauce is shiny and translucent. Remove from heat.

Drop the dough by the spoonful into the blackberry sauce.

cobbler dough in berries

If desired, sprinkle the top of the dough with a little bit of white sugar.

Place the pan on the lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream or drizzled with half and half.

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5 comments

  1. This sounds amazing! Could you strain the blackberry syrup in an attempt to remove some of the seeds? We have a huge blackberry vine but the berries seem to have lots of seeds🤷🏻‍♀️ Thanks!

  2. Blackberry cobbler has been a favorite of mine since my childhood. My grandmother made the best blackberry cobbler there ever was, but she didn’t leave us a recipe. She must have had it memorized. Anyway, this looks great!

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