This Slow Cooker Blackberry Cobbler Dumpling Style will become your summer favorite! You can use fresh blackberries or frozen, for this easy to make crockpot cobbler recipe.
We are lucky enough to have an abundance of blackberry bushes near our home bursting with berries. The trick is to pick them before the birds get them, or we can buy them from our local fruit market.
I also couldn’t wait for blackberry season to hit the Pacific NW and had an instant hankering for cobbler when I saw ripe juicy blackberries at our produce market. When our berries are ripe, we have to act fast! Freeze or get baking! Here’s how I freeze my berries so they don’t stick to each other. One of these times I want to try this Blackberry Pizza! I’ve had something like it once at a restaurant and it was surprisingly delicious!
Even though I’ve shared a crockpot blackberry recipe before, this one is a bit different. This is what I call a dumpling style cobbler.
I placed my blackberries in the bottom of the crockpot with my sugar and corn starch. Stirred it around to coat the berries. I used fresh berries, but this could certainly be made with a blackberry pie filling instead. I would skip the sugar and cornstarch coating if you’re using a canned pie filling.
After mixing up my batter, I plopped it on top of the berries by the spoonful.
These little cobbler dumplings will expand a little, so be sure to leave a little space between so the juicy berries can bubble up as it cooks. Also, keep in mind that they’re not going to brown up as if they were in the oven.
Are you drooling yet?
Can Blackberry Cobbler be baked in the oven?
Sure! Obviously, the timing would be different. I’d set it for 350 degrees for about 35 min. I’m just giving it a guess, so watch it carefully.
We ate it alone, but I may or may not have heard someone asking if we had any vanilla ice cream or whip cream to top it off. I have to admit……. I should have thought about vanilla ice cream! I guess I’ll have to make it again!
How to Make Slow Cooker Blackberry Cobbler Dumpling Style
- FRUIT MIX - Step One
- 4 or 5 cups fresh or frozen Blackberries (2 cans pie filling can substitute)
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch
- COBBLER BATTER - Step two
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
- 1/4 Cup and 2 Teaspoons milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Spray the inside of the crock with cooking spray or grease the inside.
- Place the 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch into your crock. Add the berries and stir.
- If you're using pie filling, omit the sugar and cornstarch. Use just the pie filling.
- Mix your Cobbler Batter ingredients together in a separate bowl. If it 's not forming a soft dough, add another teaspoon milk.
- Drop by the spoonful on top of the berry mixture. Leave spaces between the dumplings and between the slow cooker sides. This will allow the berries to bubble up and prevent burned sides.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or until the fruit is bubbling and the dumplings are cooked through.
- Serve right away!
- Add ice cream, whipped topping or eat it alone!
I used a 5 quart crock pot. Smaller crock pots may take a bit longer.
Does Cobbler Work with Different Berries?
It sure does! With softer berries like raspberries and strawberries, you may have to add a little more cornstarch so it’s not runny. You can also bake berry cobbler with a mixture of berries.
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