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Blackberry Pudding will become one of your favorite recipes to make and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.  Serve this blackberry pudding  to your family and guests for a great dessert and you won’t have any left.  I love it for breakfast with coffee in the mornings and  it is good with milk poured over it, too.  I always ate cobbler as a child with milk poured over it and I like this blackberry pudding that way. This is an old fashioned recipe that my family loves.

1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar, divided

6 tablespoons butter, softened

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup evaporated milk (can use regular milk)

1 teaspoon almond extract (can use vanilla extract)

2 to 2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries (could use frozen)

2 cups boiling water


In a large mixing bowl with a mixer cream 1 cup sugar with the 6 tablespoons butter.  In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Pour the flour mixture into the sugar and butter and continue mixing with mixer. Add the milk and almond extract mixing well.  Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with cooking spray and spread the flour mixture into the bottom of the dish.  Cover with blackberries and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar over the berries.  Bring 2 cups water to a boil and pour over the blackberries. DO NOT MIX. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool for about 20 minutes before serving.   Makes 8 to 10 servings.  Enjoy!

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding.

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  1. Susanellen123 says:

    I love blackberries and this summer’s crop was sweet and delicious, hence this pudding,which I made two nights ago will now become a family favorite. Thanks!

  2. Hi there from Hobart Tasmania , made this delightful pudding from blackberries picked from my property. Substituted milk and butter with coconut milk and non dairy spread for my vegan daughter worked perfectly and delish 🙂

    • The Southern Lady says:

      How wonderful! Thank you so much for letting me know. I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Hi, I too am from Kentucky and some of my fondest memories are from family gatherings and the wonderful food we all brought together. My grandmother maid this on occasion and I loved it when she did. She was a wonderful cook and new home to make wonderful meals on a budget. Thanks for sharing this recipe! -Gary

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Gary, Always nice to meet another Kentuckian and happy to have you on the site. I hope you enjoy the recipes and thank you for sharing your memories of your grandmother.

      • I am from Kentucky as well. My mother-in-law always made this, as well as the blackberry dumplins!’ Love them both still! I love to eat this warm with lots of butter! But don’t tell anyone!

  4. Sherry gottshalk says:

    I made this today in two foil 8 1/2 inch cake pans. One for my for an elderly woman who no longer cooks. It came out fabulous..picked up Brusters vanilla ice cream to go with it for her. Thanks for another great recipe!

  5. I made this and it turned out okay – would like it better if less bread texture and more pudding.

  6. This looks really good. Could use just about any fruit too. Love your site!

  7. for several days I have not seen any thing from your site. Why?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      If you are talking about on Facebook they have cut down who sees our pages on there. You have to stay active on the page in order to keep me in your newsfeed. If you “Like”, “Share” and “Comment” on the posts it should keep you active. Go to the site and make comments and such on several posts and continue to do so. This should keep me in your newsfeed. I don’t want to lose you.

  8. I have been looking for an old fashion recipe for white bread. My father-in-law used to make the best bread that I have ever eaten.Do you have a good white bread recipe?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      The only one on the site is a sourdough bread recipe, Bonnie. You can find it under breads on the right hand side of any page on the website.


  10. Looks good and I have those berries in my freezer.
    Thank you for this recipe.

  11. I pinned this so I can make it this weekend. My husband loves Blackberries.

  12. Can’t wait to try this, thanks. What do you think about peaches, either frozen or fresh? Or do you have a different recipe for peach cobbler?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There are several cobbler recipes on the site. Look on the right hand side of any page and click on cobblers.

  13. Anna Bennett says:

    I want to try this recipe as it looks so good.

  14. I wonder if fresh strawberries would work. We are in Florida and at the peak of strawberry season.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I think they would Gaile. Some people on FB have made it already using blueberries and it worked fine.

  15. Kathy Malphrus says:

    I love your comment about pouring milk over the cobblers…my grandma made a delicious sweet potato cobbler when I was a little girl, and she always poured sweet milk over it when she would take it out of the oven. Your recipes are always good!

  16. This looks great! Love blackberries! Can’t wait to make it!!

  17. We call this cobbler in my neck of the woods. It is very delicious with any kind of fruit.

  18. Yet another super yummy recipe – I’m going to open a new ‘folder’ on my Pinterest page just for your posts!!

  19. susanlulu2013 says:

    Do you think the measurements would be the same if you substitute blueberries instead of blackberries? I have tons of blueberries to use. Thanks.
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    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, I think you could use blueberries, Susan. It may take more blueberries though. That is probably the only thing I would do different.

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5 Secrets to Old-Fashioned
Southern Cooking


Tips, tricks & recipes to cook Southern food just like Grandma used to!