Best in Show Blackberry Cobbler

Judi Harris-Nulle


This was also in my mother's handwritten cookbook. I made it for the Jefferson County Fair on August 28, 2010 and it won 3 awards: 1) First Place, Champion, and Best in Show. I always make a double batch of this - it never lasts long!

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A winning recipe, indeed! The blackberries came out perfectly tender and the dough crisped up just right... Mmmm, I wish I had a piece right now! The Test Kitchen


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  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar (splenda doesn't work well in this recipe)
  • 1 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c
    2% or whole milk

  • 2 c
    blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • ·
    note: if using frozen berries, thaw first, and save the juice.
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    cold tap water to cover
  • ·
    note: use the saved juice from the berries to add more flavor to the cobbler. if you don't have enough juice, use what you have then add water to make 1 cup of liquid to pour on top of the cobbler.

How to Make Best in Show Blackberry Cobbler


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the bottom layer, beat the ingredients together using a mixer. It will be like a thick cake batter. Spray the pan lightly with PAM then pour the batter into an 8 or 9 inch pan. Using a spatula spread the batter to the edges of the pan.
  3. For the top layer, place the blackberries on top of the batter in a single layer, covering the batter with the blackberries. Sprinkle the sugar over the blackberries, then pour 1 cup cold tap water on top.
  4. Place on cookie sheet (sometimes it bubbles over) and place on center rack in oven.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour; until the top is brown and the center doesn't jiggle. Cool before serving.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped topping.
  7. This same recipe may be used with apples, apricots, or canned peaches. It these fruits are used, place them on the bottom of a greased pan, batter on top, then sugar and water over all.
  8. You may substitute boysenberries, huckleberries, or blueberries for the blackberries.

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About Best in Show Blackberry Cobbler

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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