Quick & Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe (How-To Video)

I drove back from Memphis the other day and had to stop at a berry farm…. was so excited that blackberries are coming in. I bought a bunch of them…. a couple of quarts thinking it was high time for blackberry cobbler and it really was! I had to get my grandmom’s blackberry cobbler recipe too!

grandmom's blackberry cobblerWhen I was a kid, my siblings and I would go to work with our mom in the summer now and then. Although it was sometimes just for a change of venue, we frequently went thinking about how many blackberries we could pick. And we’d have dreams of cobbler with dinner. Mom would make grandmom’s easy blackberry cobbler — she’s also called it a lazy pie at times.

Being single, I rarely cook desserts but knowing I have a nephew around to eat lots of it, I decided full steam ahead! Got the last few things at the grocery Saturday so Sunday I got to making a couple — one for our house and another for friends. Here’s the recipe (according to mom & sisters).


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of blackberries (or peaches or whatever!)


  • Melt a stick of butter in a brownie pan (9×9 or 8×8).
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder & milk).
  • Pour mixture on top of melted butter.
  • Pour in two cups of berries.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

blackberry cobbler recipe

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Video

video of blackberry cobblerIn May, one of the work trips I went on was the Food Wine Conference. One of the sessions I attended was “Moving Pictures: Video Workshop” sponsored by the Beef Checkoff. The team from Chez Us did a great job showing us how to take the fast-paced video tutorials that I see all the time in my Facebook feed. We made a yummy grilled steak salad and shot the video and we talked through editing.

I decided to finally flex those video skills I picked up before I forgot what they told me. Hope you like this! (And for friends who don’t think I could have actually cooked this, my nephew was home at the time and you can see my rings in the video.)

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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4 Responses to Quick & Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe (How-To Video)

  1. Denise June 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    Janice – I love this; blackberry cobbler is one of my favorite desserts and one I definitely do not make enough during the summer! And I am thrilled that you made a video to go along with it.

    • Janice Person June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

      Thanks Denise! Appreciate the tips you guys gave me. I know I can get faster…. thought this worked out pretty well for a first time out!

  2. Germaine Therrien July 19, 2016 at 9:00 am #

    Sounds good and very easy to make.Could you use fresh cherries instead?

    • Janice Person July 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Yes! Definitely! We do it with all sorts of fresh fruits — blackberries were our favorite but we did them with peaches, blueberries, ets. Some of them are firmer while others are a bit softer but cherries sound perfect!

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