Best Blackberry Cobbler

Recipe by MacChef
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 16-20


  • Filling
  • 3
    cups sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • Dumplings
  • 2
    cups sifted flour
  • 12
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 3
    teaspoons water (a bit more could be necessary depending on your flour)
  • Crust
  • 1
    (16 ounce) box refrigerated pillsbury ready crust pie dough


  • Place filling ingredients in a pot and barely cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • Place first three dumpling ingredients in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour using pastry cutter, forks or your hands until it resembles course meal.
  • Add water one teaspoon at a time until dough holds together in a ball and does not crumble when pressed.
  • Flour a work surface and roll out dumpling dough to about 1/4 - 1/8 inch thick and cut into squares.
  • Drop dumplings into berry filling and cook 30 minutes. Make sure to stir when dropping in dumplings so they don't stick together.
  • Pour filling into a 4 quart rectangle baking dish.
  • Roll out pre-made crusts and place over berries. *Most pre-made pie crust boxes come with 2 single crusts. You will need both crusts and trim the extra off. If you have the patience you can create a lattice crust using the pre-made dough for a pretty presentation.
  • Bake your cobbler according to the Pillsbury Ready Crust box directions.
  • This recipe can be halved or 2 smaller cobblers made by using two 2 quart dishes and using one pre-made crust per cobbler.