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Cast Iron Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

You'll love how your trusty skillet goes from oven to table. But what you'll really love is the delicious tart filling and sugar cookie-inspired topping of this classic dessert.

This classic dessert is made with a tart blackberry filling and sugar cookie-inspired topping, baked in your trusty cast iron skillet. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy warm or cold, topped with vanilla ice cream.

skillet with finished blackberry cobbler.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Delicious tart filling and sugar cookie-inspired topping
  • Goes from oven to table easil
  • Easy to make at home with simple ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on. counter.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this old-fashioned dessert:

  • blackberries
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • butter 
  • sugar
  • egg
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

🍴Instructions

Step One: make filling

mixing bowl with sugared blackberries.

Preheat oven to 375 with rack in the center.

Mix the blackberries, sugar, and cornstarch together in a large bowl.

Step Two

skillet with baked and unbaked fruit.

Then pour it into a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. This will help the filling to thicken up just a bit.

Step three: make topping

mixing bowl with sugar cooking cobbler topping.

While the filling is heating, make the topping. Get a mixer and beat the butter, sugar, and egg for 2-3 minutes until it looks fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and gently blend until everything is mixed together. The topping will look like a moist cookie dough when you’re done.

Step Four: top and bake

skillet before and after baking topping.

Remove the hot skillet from the oven and drop the cookie dough on top by the tablespoonful. (Remember that the skillet is hot!) Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the topping is golden brown.

🥫 Storage instructions

First, cover the skillet with foil or plastic wrap. This will help protect the cobbler from drying out in the fridge.

Second, place the skillet into the refrigerator and store it there for up to 3 days.

I always remove any leftovers and transfer them to a container so my skillet isn’t trapped!

🔍 FAQs

What if I don’t have a skillet?

Use a pie plate or quiche dish. No biggie.

Can I add more sugar for a sweeter dessert?

Yes, this recipe has a tart filling as written. If you’re eating it plain or prefer sweeter desserts, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar to the blackberries before baking.

Is frozen fruit okay?

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

Use room-temperature butter and egg for the topping to make everything blend easily.

Don’t over-mix the topping. It should look like a moist cookie dough when you’re done.

If you want to make individual servings, you can portion the filling and topping ramekins before baking.

Halfway through baking, sprinkle the cobbler with coarse sugar for a crunchy, sugary top.

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finished cobbler, close up.

📖 Here’s the recipe

5 from 2 votes

Blackberry Cobbler in a Cast Iron Skillet

Print Recipe
You'll love how your trusty skillet goes from oven to table. But what you'll really love is the delicious tart filling and sugar cookie-inspired topping of this classic dessert.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:50 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes
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Equipment

  • 10 inch cast iron skillet

Ingredients

Blackberry Filling

  • 5 cups blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Cookie Dough Topping

  • ½ cup softened butter 1 stick
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 with rack the center.
  • Make the filling and pre-bake. Mix the blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Pour the filling into 1-inch cast iron skillet. Cover with foil and bake (just the filling!) for 20 minutes to release juices and thicken the filling.
  • Make the topping. While the filling is heating, prepare the topping. Beat the butter, sugar, and egg for 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and gently blend until just combined. The topping will resemble a moist cookie dough.
  • Assemble and bake. Remove hot filling from oven and drop cookie dough on top by the tablespoonful. (Remember the skillet is hot!) Bake again for 40-50 minutes, until topping is golden brown.
  • Serve. Cool for at least 20 minutes before serving. Delicious served warm or cold, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Halfway through the baking time, sprinkle with coarse sugar if you want a crunchy sugary top.
This recipe makes a tart filling as written, which complements ice cream well. If you are eating it plain or prefer sweeter desserts, you may want to add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 973IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: blackberry cobbler, skillet blackberry cobbler, sugar cookie cobbler topping
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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