This Old Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler has the perfect sweet biscuit crust on top. People go crazy after this old fashioned, from scratch recipe and you will too!

Bird's eye view of Blackberry Cobbler in its baking dish.

Does cobbler have a bottom crust?

This is actually a hotly debated topic in some crowds, but by definition, no, cobblers do not have a bottom crust. Cobblers have a fruit bottom and are generally topped with a sweet biscuit dough, but can also have a more cake like consistency as well. Some people still swear by having a bottom crust on their cobbler, but it is not a traditional preparation.

What’s the difference between a cobbler and a crisp?

A cobbler is topped with a batter while a crisp is topped with a crumbly mixture usually consisting of flour, cereal (like oatmeal), butter, sugar, and sometimes nuts.

Can I use frozen blackberries to make blackberry cobbler?

Yes, you can, but the end result may a bit runnier since the berries end up having extra moisture once thawed. To compensate for this, double the amount of cornstarch in the recipe.

 Blackberry Cobbler served up with a scoop of ice cream on top of it on a white plate.

Can I halve this recipe?

Yes you can! This recipe, as written, makes an entire 9×13 pan which might be a bit much for some people. You can directly halve all of the ingredients in this recipe and make a 9×9 pan instead.

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