Skip to Content

Bisquick Blackberry Cobbler

With easy ingredients and about 15 minutes prep, this delicious Bisquick blackberry cobbler recipe is an easy dessert to enjoy all summer long. The recipe consists of saucy, sweet blackberries topped with puffs of golden-brown Bisquick batter. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a rustic summer treat.

blackberry cobbler

Easy blackberry cobbler with Bisquick

My family and I love picking fresh, juicy blackberries from the vines in our garden each summer. We always make this easy blackberry cobbler (plus a batch of these blackberry muffins and blackberry pancakes).

During the summer months, you simply can’t beat easy desserts that make good use of the abundance of fruit and berries. The recipe comes together quickly and is a wonderful way to celebrate summer’s bounty.

This Bisquick cobbler is a great weeknight option when you want to enjoy a special treat after dinner, but don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. The ingredients are simple, and you don’t need to cut any biscuits or roll out dough – almost as easy as cinnamon roll peach cobbler!

What is Bisquick blackberry cobbler anyway?

Blackberry cobbler using Bisquick is a rustic dessert made from blackberries and covered with dollops of Bisquick batter before baking. In some cases, all ingredients are dumped into a baking dish and then baked.

However, with my version, you get thick clusters of biscuit-like dough on a saucy blackberry filling. The Bisquick pieces bake up golden-brown, with crispy edges, soft centers, and a cake-like texture around the fruit. It’s so delicious!

If you’re a fan of Bisquick fruit cobblers, be sure to try our Bisquick blueberry cobbler, Bisquick strawberry cobbler, and nectarine cobbler too!

♥ Reasons to love Bisquick blackberry cobbler

  • Taste: Blackberries turn into something magical when you cook them down with a bit of sugar and a hint of lemon. And the fully Bisquick topping is the perfect finish for this dish.
  • Texture: The berries have a chunky, jam-like consistency, which is lovely with the rustic, golden-brown topping.
  • Ease: This easy fresh blackberry cobbler with Bisquick is super easy to make a real crowd-pleaser. It’s great for a quick weeknight after-dinner treat or a casual Sunday dessert.
Bisquick blackberry cobbler ingredients

Ingredients

Blackberries, Bisquick, and lemons are the most important ingredients. With those on hand, you’re pretty much ready to get started. Please scroll down to the recipe card to see specific ingredient quantities.

  • Bisquick serves as a base for the cakey-like crust. The baking mix contains flour, salt (to balance the sweetness), leavener (to help the batter rise), and shortening (to keep the topping moist and fluffy).
  • Milk + melted butter combine with the Bisquick mix to form a thick batter. I recommend at least 2% or whole milk for the best taste.
  • Blackberries: Fresh blackberries give the best flavor, but frozen blackberries work just as well.
  • Granulated sugar provides just the right amount of sweetness for the filling and the topping.
  • Lemon juice + zest add a bright, tangy touch. They enhance the blackberries’ natural flavors and balance the sweetness.
  • Cornstarch helps to thicken the berry layer.
How to make blackberry cobbler with Bisquick

How to make blackberry cobbler with Bisquick

The Bisquick cobbler recipe is easy to make and comes together with a few simple steps. It’s a wonderful dessert to make in a pinch and enjoy summer’s bounty. Let’s get started!

  1. Combine cornstarch and sugar. Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch until well combined and lump-free.
  2. Cook blackberry sauce. Put the blackberries, lemon juice, and lemon zest into a cast iron skillet. Gently toss to combine, then stir in the cornstarch-sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until the berries soften and the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside while you prepare the crust.
  3. Mix Bisquick topping. Whisk the Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, milk, and melted butter in a separate bowl. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto the hot blackberry mixture.
  4. Bake cobbler. Bake the blackberry cobbler uncovered at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until the topping is cooked through and looks golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.
  5. Serve. Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe tips

Follow these easy tips and tricks for the perfect Bisquick blackberry cobbler that your family will love all summer long:

  • Fresh berries: The cobbler tastes best with fresh, summer-sweet blackberries. Frozen blackberries work too, but they release a bit more liquid so you may have to use slightly more cornstarch to thicken the filling.
  • Adjust the sugar: The amount of sugar needed for the filling will depend on the sweetness of your fruit. Blackberries can be pretty tart, so you may want to add more. However, sweet berries can get away with just 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Doneness: The blackberry cobbler is done when the top looks golden-brown and puffed up.
blackberry cobbler using Bisquick

Variations

Here are a few simple substitutions and customization you can try to make this Bisquick blackberry cobbler your own:

  • Pan format: Instead of a cast iron skillet, cook the filling in a saucepan and bake the cobbler in an 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Brown sugar: If you love a little more sweetness and a subtle toffee note, substitute brown sugar for white sugar.
  • Limes: Blackberries and limes are a fabulous pairing and you can swap out lemon juice + zest for the same amount of lime juice and zest.
  • Buttermilk: For a subtle tang and more tender cake topping, use buttermilk in place of regular milk.
  • Berries: You can prepare the recipe with any berries or combination of berries you like for a total of 4 cups. Blueberries, diced strawberries, or raspberries would be delicious in this cobbler.
  • Spices: Add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the topping for a touch of warmth.

Serving suggestions

Enjoy blackberry cobbler warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You could also serve it with freshly whipped cream, but it won’t be quite the same. We also love the cobbler straight out of the fridge for breakfast while it’s still cold.

easy blackberry cobbler

Storage & reheating

How to store Bisquick blackberry cobbler

You can prepare the recipe ahead of time and reheat it when it’s serving time. The cobbler will last covered at room temperature for about 12 hours. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days to keep it fresh for longer.

Freeze Bisquick blackberry cobbler

Wrapped tightly, baked cobbler will stay good in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight.

Reheat Bisquick blackberry cobbler

Preheat your oven to 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4. Cover the skillet loosely with foil and bake until warm, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Frozen blackberry cobbler needs more time in the oven, circa 20 to 30 minutes.

It’s also possible to microwave individual servings of cobbler for 30 to 40 seconds, or until warm.

Jiffy mix blackberry cobbler

FAQ

Can I make blackberry cobbler with pancake mix?

Of course! This blackberry cobbler recipe will work with other brands of baking mixes, such as Kursteaz of Jiffy.

Why is it called blackberry cobbler?

The old-fashioned dessert gets its name because the top crust is rather coarse and “cobbled,” and not smooth like a pie. For a biscuit-topped cobbler, biscuit rounds are arranged on the berries to give it that bumpy texture.

In a blackberry cobbler with batter (such as this one), a soft dough puffs up around the fruits, creating the top of the namesake cobbled appearance.

What is the difference between a cobbler, crisp, and crumble?

Although cobblers, crumbles, and crisps all feature fruits such as apples, peaches, and berries, they are different types of desserts.

Crisps and crumbles are fairly similar because they include a streusel topping and a fruit base. Traditionally, a crisp will contain oats, while a crumble does not. Nowadays, both words are often interchangeably used when referring to these desserts.

By contrast, a cobbler is a fruit dessert that has a biscuit or cake-like topping (no streusel) and no bottom crust.

More fruit desserts for summer

These are just‎ a few of my other favorite fruit dessert recipes! They’re so delicious and easy to make and will be a hit with your family!

Bisquick blackberry cobbler

Bisquick Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

With easy ingredients and about 15 minutes prep, this delicious Bisquick blackberry cobbler recipe is an easy dessert to enjoy all summer long. The recipe consists of saucy, sweet blackberries topped with puffs of golden-brown Bisquick batter. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a rustic summer treat.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup / 150 g / 5.3oz granulated sugar
  • 4 cups / 575 g / 20 oz fresh blackberries
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups / 180 g / 6.3 oz Bisquick baking mix
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C / gas mark 6.
  2. Combine cornstarch and sugar. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch until well combined and lump-free.
  3. Cook blackberry sauce. Put the blackberries, lemon juice, and lemon zest into an 8-inch / 20 cm cast iron skillet or oven-safe pan. Gently toss to combine, then stir in the cornstarch-sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the berries soften and the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside while you prepare the Bisquick crust.
  4. Mix Bisquick topping. Whisk the Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, milk, and melted butter in a separate bowl. The batter will be thick and lumpy, which is exactly how it’s supposed to be. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter onto the hot blackberry mixture.
  5. Bake cobbler. Bake the blackberry cobbler uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until the topping is cooked through and looks golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.
  6. Serve. Take out of the oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 6gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

Paula

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Can you make this with seeded blackberries? I can’t have the seeds! Would it work with 4 cups of just the juice? Any changes?

Cyna | Country Hill Cottage

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Hi Paula! I imagine you can make this cobbler with seeded blackberries, but not juice as the batter would not cook through (you'd end up with blackberry soup with uncooked dough). Maybe this Bisquick blueberry cobbler could be an alternative for you.

As Seen On

brand logos
brand logos
brand logos
Skip to Recipe
// First try loading jQuery from Google's CDN // Fall back to a local copy of jQuery if the CDN fails