Blackberry Cobbler

We’re currently staying at my family’s beach house on Bainbridge Island (Washington State), enjoying the rocky beaches and cold, cold water of the Puget Sound. We’re also enjoying the delicious blackberries that grow wild everywhere around here — blackberries for breakfast, blackberry smoothies, blackberry jam, blackberries on ice cream… and blackberry cobbler! Yummmmm. I send my kids out every afternoon with a big bowl and they come back with purple hands and faces and mounds of fresh berries. Doesn’t get better than that!

Anyway, here’s the recipe we’ve always used. It’s taken from one of my very favourite cookbooks, Alice Bay, and it’s delicious!

Alice Bay’s Blackberry Cobbler:

1½ cups sugar
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups blackberries
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter


2 cups sifted flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
2/3  cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix together sugar, flour, salt, berries, and lemon juice. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, and dot with butter. Bake for 15 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
Meanwhile, make biscuit topping. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add milk and beaten egg, and stir with a fork until blended.
When blackberry mixture is hot and bubbly, spoon biscuit mixture on top in 10 or 12 dollops. Return to oven for 20 minutes, until biscuits are browned. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream!

(Photo of cobbler is half of one recipe.)


For a printable version of this recipe, click here.


Comments (14)

August 19, 2010

My mouth is watering! And I could use some cold ocean breeze right now!

August 19, 2010

that looks delicious! Hi Courtney, are you here long? it’s finally cooled down. enjoy your stay! i love bainbridge.

August 20, 2010

This post is just mean! *skulks off to market for berries and butter

August 20, 2010

yummy! blackberries are in full force here as well. thanks for the great idea. looks delicious!

Esther in Amsterdam
August 20, 2010

Have to, HAVE TO get that cookbook! And blackberries!

Courtney in London
August 23, 2010

Esther, you really MUST have this book. It has all my favourite recipes in it. I’m bringing one back for you!!!

August 24, 2010

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Esther in Amsterdam
August 24, 2010


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August 19, 2014

Made this yesterday with the unseasonably early blackberries (for the UK) my daughter picked – it was A M A Z I N G! Thank you so much for sharing!!

August 21, 2014

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April 12, 2016

Ziet er heerlijk uit maar nu wil ik het recept maken en nu ben ik toch wel benieuwd hoeveel een “cup” is? Alvast bedankt. Groetjes

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