The Simplest Blackberry Cobbler Ever

This dish is so simple… its the cup-a, cup-a, cup-a and go type of recipe.  A cup of flour, cup of sugar, and cup of milk, cup of berries (make that two), with a few more notes to make something that will have you walking away with a whole Pyrex dish of yumminess with NO desire to share AT ALL.


I’m so serious… A guest came to our home, and she had no love for “cooked fruit” as she made very clear to my siblings and I.  I told her, “Just taste the crust!”  Behold, she began with the sweet bread covered in the juice of fresh berry-licious-ness and ended up on the other corner of her dish, having completed an entire serving and craving more!

A new winner of the “Smith House” favorite potluck contributions list…  and the occasional dinner dessert treat… Here you go!


  • 2 cups Blackberries
    (Best if fresh… a pack of Driscoll’s from the farmers market will work just fine)
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 cup Milk


Use this recipe in the typical 9×18 square Pyrex dish, a Corning Ware dish, or cast-iron skillet.  Cut it in half and use smaller dishes.

  • Wash those blackberries. Let sit to dry a bit so little to no water is left on them.
  • Use a pat of butter to butter your intended baking dish. Get your hands dirty on this one.  Ensure that dish is smothered with that smidge of butter.
  • Now to the good stuff…
  • Melt your butter in a safe microwavable dish. Set it aside.
  • Pour 1 cup of sugar and the flour into a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in milk. Mix.
  • Then, pour in melted butter and mix it all well together.
  • Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish.
  • Sprinkle blackberries over the top of the batter; distributing evenly.
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until golden.
  • Serve with a dollop of icecream!

Illustrations are coming soon… after I do my camera photo downloads. 

But if you can’t go without photos… and for the original inspiration and step-by-step demonstration, The Pioneer Woman conjured this delectable dish and you can find her recipe right here…