Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler is a classic Southern dessert that features the sweet and tangy flavor of blackberries, enveloped in a soft, biscuit-like topping. This cobbler is perfect for showcasing the richness of blackberries and is a beloved treat especially during the berry season. It’s simple to make and is a wonderful dessert that brings comfort and warmth to any table.
For the Blackberry Filling:
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
For the Cobbler Topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional for Serving:
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
Step 1: Preparing the Filling
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a large saucepan, combine the blackberries, 1 cup of sugar, lemon juice, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is heated through and starts to simmer. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and the berries release their juices.
Step 2: Making the Cobbler Topping
In a mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Stir in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract until the mixture is just combined. The batter should be thick but pourable.
Step 3: Assembling the Cobbler
Pour the hot blackberry mixture into a greased 9×9 inch baking dish.
Spoon the cobbler topping over the blackberry mixture in dollops, spreading it out gently. It’s okay if some of the berry mixture is showing through.
Step 4: Baking the Cobbler
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and cooked through.
Step 5: Serving
Remove the cobbler from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Serve warm, optionally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler is best served warm. It’s delightful on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for added creaminess and flavor.
- Berry Variations: You can use other berries or a mix of berries if blackberries are not available.
- Adjusting Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your blackberries, you may want to adjust the amount of sugar.
- Storing Leftovers: Leftover cobbler can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven or microwave.
- Preparation Time: Approximately 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
- Total Time: 40-45 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 250-300 per serving (varies based on the size of the serving and additional toppings)
- Protein: 2-3g per serving
- Sodium: Varies based on the ingredients used
Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler is a delightful and comforting dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, especially during the summer months when blackberries are in season. Its combination of sweet, tangy blackberries and a soft, golden topping makes it a favorite among both children and adults. Enjoy this simple yet delicious Southern classic that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!