Crockpot Blackberry Cobbler

Crock-Pot Blackberry Cobbler

I love blackberries, when I lived in California our family would pack up in the car for a drive a couple miles away up to the foothills of the San Bernardino mountains and there we would find wild blackberries growing along a cool stream just free for the picking. It was a cool little day trip that would allow us to escape the heat of summer and a way to get free food. 

Hey, free is free!

The only cost of this trip was the price of gas and the scraped up arms from the long thorns on those wild blackberries.

Now I live in Wyoming, and if there are free blackberries for the picking here, I have not been able to find them. So instead I have to rely on what I can get at the grocery store. And while fresh blackberry season is during the summer most grocery stores carry fresh blackberries in the produce section year round.

But the price!$4.50 for a little 6 oz container. That hurts my pocketbook big time. And when you have a family to feed that is some expensive fruit right there!

So when I spotted a couple of bags of frozen blackberries at the grocery store on manager markdown for only $1.30 per bag I HAD to snatch them up. That was a STEAL. Even when not on sale the $4 a bag for frozen is almost always a better value than fresh berries. At least where I live.

So I got home with my bags of blackberries and immediately knew what I was going to make with them. Crock-Pot Blackberry Cobbler for dessert just sounded SO good!

This is a super duper easy recipe to put together. You can use fresh or frozen berries, sprinkled with a little sugar and cornstarch (for thickening of the juices) and topped with an easy cobbler dough spooned over the berries. Then just just let it cook, go clean your basement (UGH!), get dinner going (we had this Biscuit Pot Pie for dinner) and then dessert it ready.

You can top your blackberry cobbler with some ice cream, whipped cream or just eat it plain. I had a little carton of whipping cream in the fridge that I whipped up.

It was good.

Crock-Pot Blackberry Cobbler

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Crock-Pot Blackberry Cobbler

This quick and easy Crock-Pot Blackberry Cobbler recipe is a cinch to toss together and let cook away in your slow cooker while you are busy doing other things.

Ingredients

Fruit
4 Cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons corn starch
Cobbler Topping
2 Cups All-purpose flour
1/2 Cup granulated sugar (or sugar substitute such as Splenda)
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
1/4 Cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a 4 – 6 quart crock-pot pour the berries, 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch and toss lightly to coat the berries with the sugar and cornstarch.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the cobbler ingredients – flour, sugar, melted butter, milk, baking powder and pinch of salt until a soft dough forms.
  3. Dot the top of the fruit in the slow cooker with spoonfuls of cobbler dough, making sure to keep the dough off the side of the crock.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the fruit is bubbly and the dough is is cooked through.
  5. Serve plain, with ice cream or whipped cream and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe is best cooked on HIGH for a lower cooking time rather than on LOW for a longer time. This method better replicates baking in an oven and allows the cobbler topping to cook without disintegrating into the fruit.

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