Looking for an old fashioned blackberry cobbler? We’ve lightened up this berry dessert with fresh juicy blackberries, a perfect summer. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream, for any potluck or party, enjoy this Lighter Blackberry Cobbler!

I love a good summer cobbler! There are so many options, from an old fashioned berry cobbler recipe to easier recipes (like this one). I say forget about perfect (like a dessert that take hours to make), and whip up this Lighter Blackberry Cobbler Recipe.

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Lighter Blackberry Cobbler

The ultimate cobbler is one that is served warm out of the oven. I mean, the crust is so good, you don’t even need ice cream or whipped cream. Although you can totally serve a sweet topping on this blackberry cobbler!

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Why I love this recipe

  • All you need is fresh summer blackberries! But guess what … you can use frozen, too!
  • This recipe has LESS sugar than you’d think!
  • Of course butter makes everything better.
  • YES – the secret is to pour 2 cups of boiling water over the cobbler to make the most moist, delicious dessert that will have everyone talking!
  • Got to the Farmer’s Market and get fresh blackberries!

Gather these ingredients

  • Blackberries, (fresh or frozen)
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond extract: the secret ingredient!
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Boiling water

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

It turned out great.

How do you make Lighter Blackberry Cobbler?

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare: In a 9×13 pan, spray with cooking spray. On the bottom, lay the fresh blackberries, and squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the berries.
  3. Mix: In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, milk, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, almond extract, and vanilla. Pour over the berries.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour: Over the entire cobbler, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  6. Bake for 1 hour. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Tips and substitutions:

  • Optional to leave out the almond extract and just use vanilla, but for us, it’s the “secret ingredient.”
  • Yes, you use 2 cups of boiling water. Everyone asks me if they can use one cup, but NO. The water makes the recipe nice and moist and juicy! Who wants a dry cobbler?
  • Replace the blackberries with your favorite summer berries.
  • You can use frozen berries, but it might be a little juicier (which is fine).
  • Serve warm. It’s the best warm.
  • Add fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.
  • You can now buy Coconut Whipped Cream at the grocery store. It’s amazing!

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Lighter Blackberry Cobbler

Looking for an old fashioned blackberry cobbler? We've lightened up this berry dessert with fresh, juicy blackberries, for a lighter recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups blackberries, (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 lemon juiced

Make the crust:

  • 6 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Topping:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups boiling water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a 9×13 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 ½ 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.

Notes

Reposted from August 2019.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 388kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 336mg, Potassium: 277mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 546IU, Vitamin C: 30mg, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 2mg
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Lighter Blackberry Cobbler