Simple Black and Blue Cobbler

This post originally appeared on The Confident Mom’s Blog, where How To: Simplify regularly contributes monthly guest posts filled with tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen.

If you ever look inside your refrigerator and notice that you have a lot of fresh fruit rolling around in the drawers, don’t let it go to waste.

With just a few ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your kitchen), you can create a great tasting cobbler that will be a perfect treat any time of the day.

Peach, strawberry, apple…the possibilities are endless when it comes to cobbler. The warm and bubbly fruit mixed with the crunchy topping make for a delicious dish that your family and friends will love, especially if you have some vanilla ice cream on hand.

As you probably read in one of my earlier posts, my husband absolutely loves blueberries so I’m always trying to figure out different ways to bake with them. My latest creation is a Simple Black and Blue Cobbler. The sweetness of the berries and the crunchy topping will keep you, your family and friends coming back for more!

Simple Black and Blue Cobbler


  • 1-2 cups blackberries
  • 1-2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare four ramekins by spraying the inside with cooking spray.*
  3. Add equal parts blackberries and blueberries to each ramekin.
  4. Sprinkle lemon juice over the berries.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar and egg; mix until it resembles coarse meal. Top the mixture over the berries.
  6. Drizzle butter over flour mixture.
  7. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until the topping is slightly brown and the berries are bubbly.

*If you don’t have ramekins, feel free to use an 8-inch baking dish.


  • Reply Maria April 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I am a sucker for cobbler. Looks yummy!

  • Reply Maggy April 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    These look scrumptious. And I love that they are in individual ramekins. YUM. Perfect dessert for a BBQ night.

  • Reply Jenny April 5, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I love cobbler, this looks divine!!

  • Reply Cookin' Canuck April 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    What a gorgeous dessert! My husband loves any dessert that involves fruit, so I will have to make this for him.

  • Reply Jamie April 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I love cobbler, this recipe looks amazing!

  • Reply Tracy April 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Gorgeous cobbler! Just hand me a spoon. :-)

  • Reply Michelle April 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    And I just happen to have black raspberries and blueberries in the frig! Perfect!

  • Reply How To: Simplify April 5, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks for all the kind words! This cobbler is one of my favorites! It's so perfect for spring/summer weather!

  • Reply Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} April 7, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Gorgeous cobblers! And "black and blue" reminds of a dessert beer I had by the same name at Dogfish Head. Haha!

  • Reply Fuji Mama April 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I have a weakspot for cobbler–this one is stunning!

  • Reply How To: Simplify April 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Michelle: Thank you! I'll have to try that beer…it sounds interesting!

    Fuji Mama: Thank you! I'm right there with you…I have such a weakness for cobbler. I love how you can make it with so many different fruit variations.

  • Reply Sophia July 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

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