This easy-to-make peach cobbler recipe with blackberries is studded with fresh, juicy fruit, nestled into an irresistibly buttery, cakey batter so good you’ll want to eat it straight from the pan.
My #1 choice for dessert will always fall in the crumble or cobbler category, and there’s not much I crave more than my grandma’s peach and blackberry cobbler. Unless it’s my go to crumble, that is. I also love this classic peach cobbler recipe, which is what I make when I’m craving more of a cookie-like topping. This one has a rich, cakey batter with perfectly buttery-crisp edges. While I’m attributing this nostalgic, decadent, but oh-so-easy cobbler recipe to the archives of my dear Grandma Mary Jane, the recipe card is actually named “Essie’s Peach and Blackberry Cobbler” with blackberries as big as my thumb. This cobbler comes together simply and quickly—the perfect mid-late summer dessert, when peaches and blackberries are at their peak. My favorite way to eat it is straight up from the oven, just cool enough not to turn the top of my mouth into tar paper but still piping warm for maximum flavor melds.
What’s in Peach Cobbler with Blackberries
Grandma knew what she was doing when she made this homemade peach cobbler with blackberries. She kept the ingredients list simple to allow the fresh fruit to really shine. Here’s what you’ll need for this blackberry peach cobbler recipe:
- Softened butter
- Granulated sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Fresh peaches
- Fresh blackberries
- Cinnamon sugar
You can substitute any of the fruit you’d care to change up. Peaches just seem like such a natural choice here. And raspberries would be delicious too.
How to Make Peach Cobbler with Blackberries
This is such an easy cobbler recipe, with no equipment required. Here’s how to make it:
Make your batter. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in the milk and dry ingredients a little at a time, alternating between the two.
Assemble the cobbler. Transfer the batter to a buttered 8×8-inch baking dish and smooth it with the back of a spatula. Lay the sliced peaches and blackberries over the batter and squeeze fresh orange juice over top. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar before popping it into the oven.
Bake the cobbler. Bake until it’s golden on top (the batter will rise up through the fruit and create a gorgeous topping). You can serve it immediately or refrigerate the cobbler until you’re ready to serve it up.
Do You Drain Juice From Peaches for Cobbler
Nope, no need to drain anything, since we’re using fresh fruit.
Is it Better to Use Canned or Frozen Peaches for Cobbler
For the freshest taste, use in season, fresh fruit for this homemade peach cobbler recipe. If using frozen or canned peaches, thaw and drain well so the cobbler doesn’t get runny.
Is it Better to Peel Peaches for Cobbler
Peeling peaches for cobbler isn’t essential, and I’ve made it with and without doing so, but I do, and it’s easy.
- Bring a pot of water to rolling boil.
- Gently drop the peaches (3-4 at a time) into the water and boil for 30 to 45 seconds.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the pot and cool just enough so you can handle them.
- Wipe the skins away or use a knife to slice thru the peel and gently rub off the fruit.
Do Peaches Need to be Ripe for Cobbler
Yes, you definitely want to use ripe fruit in this recipe (just make sure it isn’t overripe–you don’t want mushy peaches or moldy blackberries).
Tips for Making the Best Peach Cobbler with Blackberries
- Do you have self-rising flour in the pantry? Go ahead and use that instead of regular and omit the baking powder for one less step to go.
- The recipe calls for a squeeze of orange juice, but a pour of peach or mango nectar might be a really fun flavor addition.
- Feeling adventurous? Toss in some candied ginger or try basil for a natural herby accent to peaches and blackberries.
- I don’t think I need to tell you that this peach cobbler with blackberries is a perfect companion to vanilla ice cream.
More Fruit Desserts You’ll Love
- The Best Peach Cobbler
- The Berry Best Four Berry Pie
- Quick and Easy Raspberry Fool
- Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Glaze
- Caramel Apple Pie
- Berry Tart with Lemon Curd Mascarpone
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Grandma’s Peach Cobbler with Blackberries
- ¼ cup butter , softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour , sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 3 cups fresh peaches , peeled and sliced
- 1 cup fresh blackberries
- ½ orange
- cinnamon sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream butter and sugar with a handheld mixer until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and mix, alternating with milk.
- Put batter in a buttered 8x8-inch pan. Place sliced peaches and blackberries on top of batter then squeeze ½ orange on top. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.*
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden on top. Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate until ready to serve.
More Easy Dessert Recipes to Try
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread
- Milk Bar’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Key Lime Pie
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Classic Fat Witch Dark Chocolate Brownies
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