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How about Blackberry Cobbler for your 4th of July Celebration

by - June 30, 2017

Old-Fashioned or Easy?

What is your preference?

Enjoy a patriotic blackberry cobbler this fourth of July with one of these delicious recipes!

Easy, Classic Southern Blackberry Cobbler


1 stick butter

1 cup self-rising flour

1 pint blackberries (unsweetened,

1 cup sweet milk (not skim, or buttermilk)

1 cup sugar


Optional: May add a 1/4 of a cup of sugar to berries and let them set for about one-half hour before adding to batter)



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in 8x8 square pan in the oven.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar and milk together.
  4. After butter has melted in the pan in the oven, take the pan out of the oven and pour the flour, sugar, and milk mixture in the pan.
  5. Distribute the blackberries evenly over the top of the batter. Do not stir.
  6. Place pan back in hot oven and bake for approximately 50-60 minutes


Your cobbler must be golden brown to be done!

Patriotic Blackberry Cobbler

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler


2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder

2 Tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. salt

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

3/4 cup milk (more or less if needed)

Filling: 5 cups blackberries

3 cups sugar

3 cups water

1 Tbsp. butter

1 small box blackberry Jell-O

1 tsp. lemon juice





  1. Mix first four items.
  2. Add butter and cut in with pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Add milk and stir until soft dough forms.


Lightly flour surface and using rolling pin and roll dough to 3/4 inch thick.



  1. Mix blackberries, sugar, water, and butter in a two-quart sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a slow boil.
  3. Cook until berries are soft.
  4. Remove from heat and add Jell-O
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Assemble:

    1. Cut dough in to long strips and make layers with dough and pie filling.
    2. Make top crust
    3. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.


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