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Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry cobbler is a breeze to make and tastes great with this recipe from Ina Garten. Finished in just 35 minutes, this sweet treat is sure to please everyone at the table. If you want the greatest results from this Blackberry Cobbler recipe, you should go through the detailed instructions I’ve supplied below.

What Is Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler Recipe?

Fruit desserts like this Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler are typically made with a biscuit-like topping, so if you happen to have some berries or stone fruit lying around, you can whip up a simple blackberry cobbler before dinner, let it cook while you eat, and have it ready for dessert when you’re done. It goes well with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream as a topping.

Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler
Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler

What’s The Difference Between Blackberry Cobbler And A Crisp?

Blackberry Cobblers are different from crisp because the fruit on top of a cobbler is usually topped with biscuits. Most of the time, the biscuits are dropped on the fruit in small circles. This makes it look like a cobbled road, which is where the name comes from. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a hit with the kids.
  • It is one of those easy meals that you can prepare and serve in an entertaining manner.
  • It’s not hard to track down and use the ingredients.
  • It can be prepared in advance.

Ingredients That You’ll Need

  • All-purpose flour: If you going to use self-rising flour, you can leave out the salt and baking powder
  • Raw cane sugar: If you prefer, you can use white granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Butter: You can use unsalted butter if you prefer, but I prefer to use salted butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Blackberries: You can use fresh blackberries if you have access to them, otherwise, frozen will work just fine
  • Cinnamon: Optional, but adds a nice background warmth to the berry filling
  • Vanilla extract: Vanilla tends to mellow the tartness of the berries, but it is optional

How To Pick Blackberries For Blackberry Cobbler?

Blackberries should be picked when they are fully ripe. A ripe blackberry will be a deep black color and will have a full, plump, and somewhat delicate texture. If the berry is red or purple when you pick it, that means it is not yet ripe. When fully mature, a blackberry can be easily detached from its plant by giving it a little pull. The skin of a berry that has reached its complete maturity is a dismal black color rather than lustrous.

When is Blackberry Cobbler done?

Once a thermometer put in the center of the cobbler reaches a temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit in the cobbler’s thickest area of the topping, you will know that the Blackberry Cobbler has been cooked to perfection. The filling should have a frothy appearance around the edges, and the tops of the biscuits should have a deeper amber color than a golden hue.

Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler
Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler

Best Blackberry Cobbler Toppings:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • A dusting of powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream
  • Any other flavor ice cream
  • Caramel sauce

How To Make Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler?

  • Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • Next, you want to add the butter to the flour mixture and stir lightly to combine.
  • Add boiling water to the flour-butter mixture to melt the butter, then stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cold water and cornstarch. Mix well. Add the blackberries, the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet (or 8-by-8-inch baking dish), place the blackberry filling mixture. Over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until bubbly and the berries begin to soften (about 6 to 8 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat.
  • By large spoonfuls, drop the batter onto the hot blackberry filling.
  • Place the skillet (or baking pan) on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Finally, remove the cobbler and allow it to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • You may want to add more sugar if the berries are really sour and tart. You can also add a pinch of baking soda to the cooked filling to counteract the tartness.
  • For a warmer, richer flavor, try substituting an equal amount of light brown sugar for the cane sugar.
  • You may need to double the cornstarch if you are using frozen berries (frozen berries release much more liquid when cooked).
  • Vanilla extract is optional but recommended, as blackberries can be bitter and sour.
  • Using half blackberries and half raspberries is a great variation.
  • You can use almost any fruit in this recipe. Vanilla will help mellow the taste.
  • You can substitute ginger, nutmeg, or cardamom for cinnamon.
  • Add about a teaspoon of grated lemon zest to the berry filling for a fresh flavor boost.
Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler
Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler

FAQ Section

Can I Make This Blackberry Cobbler In Advance?

Yes, Blackberry Cobbler can be prepared the day before serving. Allow the cobbler to cool completely after baking. Cover and refrigerate the food. When ready to serve, bring to room temperature (about an hour) and reheat at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 15 minutes.

Can I Make This Blackberry Cobbler Recipe Gluten-free?

It is necessary to use a high-quality gluten-free flour if you intend for this Blackberry Cobbler recipe to be gluten-free.

Can I Make This Blackberry Cobbler Butter And Oil-free?

Using unsweetened applesauce in place of butter or oil results in a delicious and wholesome low-fat blackberry cobbler.

Can I Make Blackberry Cobbler With Frozen Berries?

A Blackberry Cobbler can be made using either fresh or frozen blackberries. Since they need to rest with the sugar for 20 minutes anyhow, thawing them is unnecessary.

How Long Can Blackberry Cobbler Last In The Fridge?

Properly stored Blackberry Cobbler can last for up to 3 days in the fridge. Make sure to cover your cobbler leftovers with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container before refrigerating them to prevent them from drying up.

Can I Freeze Blackberry Cobbler?

Blackberry Cobbler is suitable for freezing for up to two months. When you wish to reheat it, let it thaw overnight and then bake it in an oven-safe dish covered with aluminum foil at 350° for a specific period of time, depending on how much you want to heat. Additionally, you can reheat it in the microwave.

Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup )

  • Calories 488
  • Total Fat 13g
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 455mg
  • Potassium 228mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 88g
  • Dietary Fiber 4.8g
  • Sugars 52g
  • Protein 6.5g
  • Vitamin A 12%
  • Vitamin C 29%
  • Calcium 27%
  • Iron 15%

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Ina Garten Blackberry Cobbler

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: 10 minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:488 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Blackberry cobbler is a breeze to make and tastes great with this recipe from Ina Garten. Finished in just 35 minutes, this sweet treat is sure to please everyone at the table.

Ingredients

    For the Cobbler Dough

  • For the Blackberry Filling

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  4. Next, you want to add the butter to the flour mixture and stir lightly to combine.
  5. Add boiling water to the flour-butter mixture to melt the butter, then stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cold water and cornstarch. Mix well. Add the blackberries, the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir well.
  7. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet (or 8-by-8-inch baking dish), place the blackberry filling mixture. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until bubbly and the berries begin to soften (about 6 to 8 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat.
  8. By large spoonfuls, drop the batter onto the hot blackberry filling.
  9. Place the skillet (or baking pan) on the prepared baking sheet, and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Finally, Remove the cobbler and allow it to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8.1g41%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 455mg19%
Potassium 228mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 88g30%
Dietary Fiber 4.8g20%
Sugars 52g
Protein 6.5g13%

Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 27%
Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.