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Sweet Blackberry Cobbler

with Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnimon Sugar Black Berry Cobbler

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Discover a delectable Blackberry Cobbler recipe that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy-to-follow dessert guide combines fresh or frozen blackberries with a sweet and tangy filling, all topped with a perfectly golden, cinnamon-sugar infused cobbler crust. Whether you're in search of a comforting homemade dessert or a crowd-pleaser for gatherings, this Blackberry Cobbler recipe is a must-try. Enjoy the delightful blend of sweet blackberries, warm cinnamon, and tender cobbler topping in every mouthwatering bite.

You Will Need


For the Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries (or frozen, thawed)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed

  • 1/4 cup boiling water

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


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Dessert Recipes

Here are some tips: for making a perfect blackberry cobbler: Use ripe, sweet blackberries for the best flavor, and adjust the sugar quantity in the filling based on the sweetness of the berries. Toss the blackberries gently with the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla to ensure even coating. When making the cobbler topping, keep the butter cold and work it into the dry ingredients until you have coarse crumbs for a tender, flaky crust. Don't overmix the topping, as some lumps are okay. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping evenly to add a flavorful crunch. Finally, let the cobbler cool slightly after baking; it'll be easier to serve, and the filling will set as it cools. Enjoy your homemade blackberry cobbler!

How to make Instant Pot Blackberry Cobbler


  1. Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the blackberries, 1 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Toss them together until the blackberries are coated evenly.

  2. Transfer to Instant Pot: Grease the bottom and sides of the Instant Pot insert. Pour the blackberry mixture into the Instant Pot.

  3. Prepare the Topping: In another bowl, mix together the flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the cubed cold butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the dry mixture until it forms coarse crumbs.

  4. Add Topping: Sprinkle the cobbler topping evenly over the blackberry filling in the Instant Pot.

  5. Cinnamon Sugar Topping: In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the cobbler topping.

  6. Pressure Cook: Close the Instant Pot lid, set it to "Manual" or "Pressure Cook" mode, and select a high pressure setting. Cook for about 12-15 minutes. Allow natural pressure release for 5 minutes, and then manually release any remaining pressure.

  7. Serve: Carefully open the Instant Pot, and let the cobbler cool slightly before serving. It's delicious on its own or with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

Making blackberry cobbler in the Instant Pot is a quicker alternative to traditional baking, and it yields a delightful dessert with a tender cobbler topping and a flavorful blackberry filling. Enjoy!

how come you don't need to add water

You don't need to add water to the blackberry cobbler recipe because the blackberries release their own natural juices as they bake. When you combine the fresh or thawed frozen blackberries with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, it creates a mixture that naturally thickens as it cooks. The sugar and cornstarch draw out the juices from the blackberries and form a thickened, syrupy filling. The cobbler topping, when placed over the fruit mixture, absorbs some of these juices during baking, resulting in a tender and flavorful topping. So, there's no need to add additional water to the filling, as the blackberries provide sufficient moisture for the cobbler to come together beautifully during the baking process.

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How to make Oven Baked Blackberry Cobbler


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9x9-inch (23x23 cm) baking dish or a similar-sized oven-safe dish.

  2. In a large bowl, gently combine the blackberries, 1 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Toss until the blackberries are evenly coated, then pour this mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly.

  3. In another bowl, prepare the cobbler topping. Mix together 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

  5. Gradually pour in the boiling water and stir until just combined. Don't overmix; the dough should be lumpy.

  6. Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping over the blackberry filling. It doesn't need to cover the entire surface.

  7. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the top of the cobbler.

  8. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, the blackberry filling is bubbling, and the cinnamon sugar topping forms a sweet, crunchy layer.

  9. Remove the cobbler from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving. It's best enjoyed warm, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Delight in your homemade Sweet Blackberry Cobbler with Cinnamon Sugar Topping, a perfect blend of fruity sweetness and warm spice.

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There are several variations of the classic blackberry cobbler recipe
to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. Here are a few:

  1. Mixed Berry Cobbler: Instead of using only blackberries, mix in other berries like raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries for a colorful and flavorful mixed berry cobbler.

  2. Peach and Blackberry Cobbler: Combine ripe peaches with blackberries for a delightful twist. Simply slice the peaches and mix them with the blackberries in the filling.

  3. Gluten-Free Cobbler: To make a gluten-free version, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure the baking powder is also gluten-free, and follow the recipe as usual.

  4. Vegan Cobbler: For a vegan option, use plant-based butter instead of dairy butter in the cobbler topping. Also, swap out the dairy-based ice cream or whipped cream for non-dairy alternatives.

  5. Whole Wheat Cobbler: For a healthier version, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour in the cobbler topping. It adds a nuttier flavor and extra fiber.

  6. Nutty Cobbler: Add a handful of chopped nuts like pecans or almonds to the cobbler topping for added crunch and flavor.

  7. Lemon Zest: Incorporate the zest of one lemon into the blackberry filling for a citrusy kick.

  8. Spiced Cobbler: Enhance the flavor by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to the blackberry filling or cobbler topping for a warm, spiced twist.

  9. Individual Servings: Instead of a large baking dish, divide the filling and topping among individual ramekins or small baking dishes for personalized servings.

  10. Oat Topping: Replace part of the flour in the cobbler topping with rolled oats for a heartier texture.

Feel free to experiment with these variations to create a blackberry cobbler tailored to your preferences or dietary needs. Enjoy the versatility of this classic dessert!

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