Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is a delicious and easy dessert that the whole family will love. It is loaded with juicy blackberries and topped with easy drop biscuits made with coconut oil and Greek yogurt. The light sprinkle of turbinado sugar on top adds sparkle and sweet crunch.

Blackberry cobbler in a skillet with a spoon in it.

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Why You’ll Love This Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

This easy Skillet Blackberry Cobbler only takes 15 minutes of prep! It is the perfect throw-together dessert recipe to pull out for dinner parties, weekend baking projects, special occasions or when you are just craving something sweet!

Have I ever told you how much I love warm fruit desserts? They’re my favorite! Crisps, buckles, betties, cobblers, you name it… I love them all! If you don’t know the difference between these rustic desserts you can read more here. I love how simple they are to prepare, with no fussy crust to rest or roll out.

Cobblers are traditionally an American southern classic dessert with fruit filling and biscuit topping. As they bake the fruit bubbles through the filling giving them a cobbled appearance. We have created this recipe today using a cast-iron skillet. And we have mixed it up with healthier ingredients like honey, coconut oil, and Greek yogurt so you can get the best of both worlds, healthy and comforting!

We used frozen Oregon blackberries which taste great because they are picked at the peak of ripeness and then flash frozen within 24 hours of being picked to lock in great taste and color. Look for Oregon berries in particular because Oregon has the optimal soil, air, water, and climate for growing big, beautiful, and tasty berries. They are perfect for making skillet blackberry cobbler because, once they are thawed, they are ultra-juicy!

Love healthier desserts? You can find other easy and delicious dessert recipes here. And, if you love berry desserts be sure to check out my Raspberry Cookies too!

Enjoy the true freshness of berries with this Blackberry Cobbler, we’re sure it’ll become a family favorite!

Key Ingredients for this Recipe

Ingredients for blackberry cobbler in different sized bowls on a table.

 Frozen Oregon Blackberries

Frozen Oregon berries that have been thawed work best in this recipe for a few reasons explained below but you can use fresh blackberries too.

  • Blackberries that are frozen are harvested and then flash-frozen when they are at their freshest, locking in the brightest berry flavors and peak nutritional values.
  • Thawed frozen berries have a naturally juicy texture that is perfect for making fruit filling in cobblers!
  • Oregon’s frozen blackberries are grown on multi-generational family farms which means that these families take care to maintain the lands they farm on using sustainable practices.

Honey

Honey adds a delicious touch of sweetness to the tart flavor of the blackberries in this cobbler.

Lemon Juice

Lemon and blackberry flavors go so well together! Their tartness is very complimentary, and also work very well with a cup of coffee!

Cornstarch

Cobbler filling needs to be the right amount of juicy and thick to work right with the biscuits, and cornstarch is the main ingredient making this happen correctly.

All-Purpose Flour

I tried making this recipe with whole-wheat flour but the wheat taste was overpowering to the subtle flavors of the berries and biscuits, so I opted for all-purpose flour instead.

Coconut Oil

The sweet coconut flavor adds a subtle tropical flavor to the biscuit. Since it is solid at room temperature you can cut it in as you would another solid fat like butter. For an alternative, use unsalted butter.

Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is great for baking and is a healthier alternative to sour cream in a lot of recipes. The Vanilla flavored yogurt used here works well with blackberries to make this cobbler a little sweeter.

Turbinado Sugar

I love baking with turbinado sugar because it has a great crunchy texture and a subtle caramel flavor to it which makes everything better. You can also use demerara sugar for a similar effect.

Additional Ingredients

Baking soda is the ideal rising agent for this cobbler, and salt enhances all the flavors!

Step By Step Instructions To Make This Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

Left hand side: Defrosted blackberried in a glass bowl. Right hand side, flour mix in a bowl.

Step 1. Make blackberry filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Stir blackberries, ½ cup honey, lemon, and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Pour into the skillet.

Step 2. Combine dry ingredients

Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in coconut oil with a pastry cutter or by hand. 

Left side: flour mixture in a glass bowl. Right side, blackberries in skillet being topped with biscuit dough.

Step 3. Make biscuit dough

Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey into Greek yogurt. Add the Greek yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and stir to form biscuit dough.

Step 4. Add biscuits to skillet

Spoon the biscuits over the blackberries, using two spoons. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.

Step 5. Bake and serve.

Bake the cobbler until the filling is bubbling and the biscuits are browned around 35 to 45 minutes. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

FAQs and Expert Tips For Blackberry Cobbler

Does cobbler have a bottom crust?

No. Cobblers have a fruit filling on the bottom and are topped with sweet biscuit dough.

How do you thicken a berry cobbler?

Cornstarch works perfectly to thicken fruit fillings in this recipe. When baking, make sure that the filling is bubbling around the edges. This means that it is cooked enough for the cornstarch to work to thicken the filling. After it is baked, note that the filling will thicken as it cools, so let it cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

What is the difference between blackberry pie and blackberry cobbler?

Both blackberry pie and blackberry cobbler are made with blackberries, sweetener and a thickener of some sort for the filling. Pie is made with a short pie dough pastry crust that is rolled out and formed in a pie plate. Next, the fruit filling is added. They almost always have a top crust as well. Conversely, cobblers do not have a pastry crust on the bottom. The fruit filling goes into the baking dish (or skillet in the case of this recipe) and then it is topped with biscuit dough. As it bakes the filling thickens and bubbles up through the biscuit topping giving the cobbled appearance on top.

How do you tell if a cobbler is done?

The filling needs to be bubbling around the sides, and the tops of the biscuits should be browning. You can also check the center of the cobbler with an instant-read thermometer, when it reaches 212°F in the center, it is baked through. 

How do I store homemade cobbler?

Store this blackberry cobbler, wrapped in foil or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Additional Dessert and Berry Recipes To Try

Blackberry Cobbler in a white bowl with a fork, and a small bowl of blueberries to the left hand side.

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Blackberry cobbler cooked in a black cast iron skillet with a spoon in it.

Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Our healthy and homey cast iron blackberry cobbler is loaded with juicy blackberries and topped with easy drop biscuits made with coconut oil and Greek yogurt. The light sprinkle of turbinado sugar on top adds sparkle and sweet crunch!


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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups frozen blackberries, thawed
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado or demerara sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Stir blackberries, ½ cup honey, lemon, and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Pour into the skillet.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in coconut oil with a pastry cutter or by hand. 
  3. Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey into Greek yogurt. Add the Greek yogurt mixture to the flour mixture and stir to form biscuit dough.
  4. Spoon the biscuits over the blackberries, using two spoons. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake the cobbler until the filling is bubbling and the biscuits are browned, around 35 to 45 minutes. Cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

Make Ahead: Keep leftovers covered with plastic wrap, or in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat until warmed through in microwave if desired. 

Serve: Serve on its own or with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 batch
  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 43 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 6 g