Blackberry Cobbler – Backyard Surprise!

We bought our house in November of 2016, so this is the first summer we are experiencing in our new home and it’s amazing! I’m amazed at how much land we get to explore and the surprises we’re finding along the way. Despite the multitude of hours we have put into the making of our home, we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

One of my favorite things about our property are the HUGE blackberry bushes right behind our tiny, old shed. I’ve spent the last 2 weeks walking out every morning and evening watching them grow. This week our blackberries are edible!! Jack and I take morning walks to the bushes and he eats the delicious bursts of gold I pick with great enthusiasm.

Since I am a foodie and I really like summer cobblers, I decided that these blackberries would make as many cobblers as possible. Here is the delicious bourbon cobbler we’ve topped our vanilla ice cream with for the last week…



1/4 cup of Brown Sugar

2 cups fresh blackberries

2 tbsp of Lemon Juice

3 tbsp of bourbon – I used “Big Ass” Bourbon


1/2 cup of butter (one stick)

1 1/4 cup Flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

pinch of salt

cinnamon (no more than 2 tsp)


Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Add filling ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside for 15-30 minutes to marinate with bourbon.

In a medium mixing bowl mix brown sugar and soft butter using hands (wash your hands!). Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the mixture and mix with clean hands.

Grease a 9×9 glass dish (or similar size) and pour in the blackberry filling. Crumble the crust with your hands over the blackberries and pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is a crisp and golden brown.

Allow cobbler to cool for 10 minutes before serving over or under vanilla ice cream! Store in the fridge if leftovers accidentally happen.



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