This easy blackberry cobbler is made with Bisquick for a simple yet delicious dessert. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for the perfect ending to a summer meal.
Now that we’re into summer, it’s all about berries for me.
Strawberry shortcake, lemon raspberry scones, and berry crisp are just a few of the recipes that are at the top of my list every summer.
And don’t forget a good blackberry cobbler!
This easy blackberry cobbler recipe is simple to throw together and makes a great summer dessert that pairs well with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the simplicity of this one that makes it so perfect – no frills, no fuss, all delicious.
CRISPS, COBBLERS & CRUMBLES: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
There’s not a single season of the year where I don’t crave some kind of crisp or cobbler. Apple in the fall and winter, rhubarb in the spring, and berries in the summer.
But what exactly is the difference between a crisp, a cobbler, and a crumble? Well, it’s all in the topping!
- Cobblers can have a drop biscuit topping, a pie crust-like topping, or even a cakey topping (like with this easy blackberry cobbler or easy peach cobbler).
- Crisps have a streusel topping that has oats in it, making the topping…well, crispy! (Don’t miss my cherry crisp.)
- Crumbles are similar to crisps but traditionally don’t have any oats in the streusel topping, like in Apple Crumble. Although the lines are sometimes a little bit blurred between crisps and crumbles and the names are often used interchangeably.
This easy blackberry cobbler falls into the cakey category. It has a cake-like base that rises around the fruit to become both a base and a topping.
It’s sweet, simple, and incredibly delicious! Absolutely a summer must-make recipe.
HOW TO MAKE BLACKBERRY COBBLER WITH BISQUICK
Easy blackberry cobbler uses Bisquick mix in the batter, so there are only a few ingredients that you’ll need and it’s simple to mix together.
To get started, stir together your blackberries with ½ cup of granulated sugar and some pumpkin pie spice. I like using pumpkin pie spice in this recipe because I think all of the spices (especially the ginger) pair really well with the blackberries.
Let the berries rest for 15-20 minutes before moving on with the batter. Give them a stir occasionally while they rest.
After the berries have rested, grab another bowl and whisk together the Bisquick mix with the remaining sugar and the whole milk. Once that is well combined, whisk in the melted butter and pour the batter into a greased 9×9-inch baking pan.
Now, sprinkle the sugared blackberries evenly over the top of the batter. Don’t forget to include any sugar or juice that is still in the bowl with the berries! You want all of that goodness in the cobbler.
Before popping this cobbler in the oven, you can sprinkle the top with a bit of coarse sugar for some extra crunch and sparkle, but that’s totally up to you.
Let the blackberry cobbler bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. I love this served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it’s delicious at room temperature as well!
Can I use frozen blackberries?
This recipe is best with fresh blackberries but you can certainly use frozen blackberries when fresh are out of season!
If using frozen blackberries, make sure that they are thawed and drained before you get started.
Can I swap out the blackberries for a different fruit?
Because of the method and the way that the cobbler bakes up, it is pretty specific to blackberries. I would not recommend using a different fruit for this particular cobbler recipe.
Do I have to use Bisquick?
I like making this easy blackberry cobbler with Bisquick mix because it has several ingredients in one. If you don’t have any store-bought Bisquick on hand or don’t like using the store-bought stuff, you can use my homemade Bisquick instead.
I have not tried this recipe with other brands of baking mix, so I cannot attest to the results of those.
What if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice?
As I mentioned above, I like using pumpkin pie spice because the mix of spices pairs surprisingly well with blackberries.
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice would work as well. You can also just use ground cinnamon if that’s what you have!
Does this blackberry cobbler have to be refrigerated?
You can store this easy blackberry cobbler, covered, at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you need longer-term storage, pop it into the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To reheat a serving of cobbler, simply microwave it for 15-30 seconds before enjoying.
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
- 2 to 2 ½ cups fresh blackberries or frozen, thawed and drained
- 1 cup granulated sugar divided use
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ¾ cups Bisquick mix
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×9-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a bowl, stir together the berries, ½ cup of the sugar, and the pumpkin pie spice. Let rest for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the sugar with the Bisquick mix and whole milk until well combined. Whisk in the melted butter and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Evenly sprinkle the sugared berries over the top of the batter, making sure to include any sugar that may be remaining in the bowl. If desired, you can sprinkle the top with coarse sugar.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden on top. Best served warm with a scoop of ice cream.