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Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler - The Southern Lady Cooks

Do you love Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler? We do! One of my favorite things in this world is blackberry cobbler.  I love it!  I can eat it anytime, anyplace, anywhere. This is an old fashioned dish that I grew up on and my mother made it a lot when we were kids. We had lots of wild blackberries and this was one of her specialties.  I carried that tradition forward and made this a lot  when I lived on the farm with fresh blackberries right out of the patch and I would get up in the night to have more of it!  I could not leave it alone then and I still can’t today.  I make mine a little different from most people, too. If you like blackberry recipes, you will love our Blackberry Buckle!

Deep Dish Cobbler Ingredients needed:

Blackberries, fresh or frozen





Crust Ingredients:

All-purpose flour



Buttermilk or can us regular milk


Recipe Feedback: “My hubby, who is enjoying baking in retirement, made this today and it was incredible. The best cobbler ever!” – Julie

“In retirement I stay at home and do most of the cooking. I picked several cups of wild blackberries along the side of our lot with the intention of making a pie. That’s when my wife sent me this recipe link to try instead. I have never made a cobbler, but this recipe is easy to do and follow. As it turned out I had extra berries and 2 pieces of pastry remaining with the 1.5 quart covered dish that I used, so not being wasteful that became an early treat. I’ll have more with vanilla ice cream after dinner with the wife. Very good. Thank you.” – Greg

“It is just as good as it sounds!! Made it and loved it…just couldn’t eat as much as I wanted to!” -Margaret

“I made this the very first time I saw the recipe on The Southern Lady. I must say it was wonderful. I also used the blackberry mixture over just ice cream and I also used over a vanilla pound cake. I love it!” – Janice

“I  had 3 of my grandkids for supper last night and made spaghetti and your blackberry cobbler. To say they were a hit is an understatement for sure! NO spaghetti left (maybe a half cup of sauce) and only about 3 or 4 spoons of the cobbler. Had some good vanilla ice cream for it and they wolfed it all down like it was their last meal. This is one fantastic recipe and for sure will use if often. Thanks!” – Margaret


Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler - The Southern Lady Cooks

Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler - The Southern Lady Cooks
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5 from 18 votes

Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler

This is a classic recipe for deep dish blackberry cobbler. It is a family favorite.
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deep Dish Blackberry Cobbler
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


Ingredients for Cobbler

  • 5 to 6 cups blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Crust Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or can us regular milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • Mix berries, butter, cornstarch, sugar and water together and bring to a slow boil on stove top. Let boil a couple of minutes, turn off stove and let cool. This will not be thick.
  • In a large bowl with a spoon mix together the flour, salt, oil, milk and sugar until makes a ball. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll out as thin as possible.
  • Spray a cookie sheet or flat pan with cooking spray and add pieces. Cook in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes until brown. You will probably make about 3 pans of these pieces of cooked pastry to total 12 to 15 pieces depending on the size you make them.
  • Once you have cooked all the pastry pieces start layering them in a serving bowl ladling the berries over the dough. Once you have finished put the cobbler in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. The pastry will soak up all the juices from the berries. Serve with a big scoop of ice cream and this can’t be beat for a dessert.

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