A Lighter Blackberry Cobbler Recipe, made with fresh blackberries, for a summer dessert. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream, for any potluck or party!

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Friends, forget about perfect (like a dessert that take hours to make), and whip up this Lighter Blackberry Cobbler Recipe.

I say forget about perfect, because this is what stops way too many people from having guests into their home.

Lighter Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Do a little picking up (10 minutes), and put a dessert in the oven, like this .

While it’s baking, tidy up the area where you think your guests will be sitting, set out drinks, clean the bathroom, and you’re ready!

I halved the sugar in my Best Blueberry Cobbler Recipe that I posted a couple of weeks ago.

It turned out great.

Ingredients for blackberry cobbler

  • All you need is fresh summer blackberries! But guess what … you can use frozen, too!
  • And then the usual baking ingredients (flour, sugar, etc:) But LESS sugar than you think!
  • Of course butter makes everything better.
  • And you pour 2 cups of boiling water over the cobbler.

My go-to person who explains perfectionism so well is Dr. Brene’ Brown, one of my favorite authors. I’ve read most of her books. Here’s a few of her quotes:

“Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval. Most perfectionists grew up being praised for achievement and performance (grades, manners, rule following, people pleasing, appearance, sports).”

“Perfectionism hampers achievement. Perfectionism is correlated with depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis or missed opportunities. The fear of failing, making mistakes, not meeting people’s expectations, and being criticized keeps us outside of the arena where healthy competition and striving unfolds.”

“I remind myself, ‘Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.’ … The dinner party of take-out Chinese food is better than the elegant dinner that I never host.” –Brene’ Brown, Daring Greatly

Let go of “perfect”! Happy hosting, Friends!

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Lighter Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 5 cups blackberries, (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a 9x13 pan, spray with cooking spray. On the bottom, lay the fresh blackberries, and squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the berries.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, almond extract, and vanilla. Pour over the berries.
  • In the same bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Mix together and sprinkle on top of the cobbler mixture.
  • Over the entire cobbler, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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