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Blackberry Cobbler

Easy blackberry cobbler recipe is southern style - full of plump berries and sweet dumplings that simmer along with red wine until they come together in a thick, sweet compote.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American - Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling Dough 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 436kcal
Author Marye


For the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup ice water

For the cobbler:

  • 4 cups blackberries , rinsed and gently patted dry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup CK Mondavi and Family Red Blend wine


For the cobbler crust:

  • Mix flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Shred 12 tablespoons butter into flour with the coarse side of a grater.
  • Add vanilla to ice water.
  • Slowly stir ice water into the flour mixture with a fork just until dough begins to form.
  • You'll see shreds of butter in the dough.
  • Divide dough into 2 disks and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Wrap tightly and place in freezer to chill prior to using.

For the Cobbler:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove pastry for cobbler crust from the freezer and roll.
  • Cut ½" strips in both portions of the dough.
  • Combine berries, sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, wine, and water in heavy bottomed pan and bring to a boil.
  • In one half of the dough, cut strips again to form individual pieces for dumplings.
  • Drop into simmering blackberries and occasionally stir gently to make sure all dumplings are cooked.
  • Cook over medium heat until thick.
  • Remove cobbler pan from heat and place second half of the dough in a lattice pattern on top of the blackberries.
  • Place pieces of butter on top of lattice crust and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place into oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.


You may want to use less pastry for dumplings and more on the top.


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 14.9% | Vitamin C: 18.3% | Calcium: 3.1% | Iron: 10.9%