Blackberry Cobbler in an Iron Skillet

A delightful and rustic dessert, an iron skillet blackberry cobbler combines the sweetness of blackberries with a buttery, golden crust. The cobbler gets a lovely caramelized texture and flavor boost from baking it in an iron skillet. Here’s how to make a delicious iron skillet blackberry cobbler.


For the blackberry filling:

  • 5 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the cobbler crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Toss the blackberries with the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large mixing bowl until evenly coated. Allow the mixture to macerate for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the blackberries to release their juices.
  3. Meanwhile, for the cobbler crust, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  4. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Stir in the milk and vanilla extract until the dough just comes together. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. An iron skillet with a diameter of 10 to 12 inches should be preheated. Once the blackberries have released some more juices and the mixture has started to simmer, add the macerated blackberry mixture to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler crust dough evenly over the blackberry mixture in the skillet. Don’t worry if there are gaps; the dough will spread and rise as it bakes.
  8. Drizzle the melted butter over the cobbler crust dough. Sprinkle the tablespoon of sugar on top.
  9. Carefully transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the cobbler crust is golden brown and the blackberry filling is bubbling.
  10. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the blackberry cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving.
  11. Serve the blackberry cobbler warm, either on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Enjoy the deliciousness of homemade blackberry cobbler straight from the iron skillet!