My Mom's Blackberry Cobbler for the Start of Advent

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Mom made this for us growing up, always always served it with vanilla ice cream on top, and reminded me this week when I asked for the recipe to do the same. That simple cobbler, hot and fresh out of the oven with ice cream melting into it, transformed a weeknight dinner at home into something special.

We made that absolutely delicious treat again this Sunday while celebrating Advent. A shared warm blackberry cobbler with melting vanilla ice cream for the start of the joyous season of waiting, preparation and hope.

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.

Blackberry Cobbler
{serves about 4}

1 C flour
1 C raw sugar
1 egg
1 TBS baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 C butter, melted
1 package frozen or fresh blackberries, or mixed

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay the berries {I used frozen blackberries and fresh raspberries} on a 9x13 pan or similar; mix the dry ingredients together and then mix in the egg. Cover the berries with the mixture and then drizzle on the melted butter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


  1. mmmm this looks warm and cozy and amazing. YES PLEASE. Tell your mama she done good. ;)

  2. Beautiful scripture for today. Thanks, Amanda.
    Hilary from Canada, but at present in Romania.

    1. Thank you, Hilary! Merry Christmas in Romania. I got to spend Christmas there a couple years ago with my Romanian roommate and her family... will never, ever forget it! Was one of the best Christmases I've ever had. It's a fascinating country.
      Much love! Amanda

  3. It's so beautiful how something so simple like a dessert can be passed down through generations and teach us about love and warmth :) Happy Holidays!

  4. Yum!!! Now I am craving blackberry cobbler! :) I have quickly learned that sometimes the simplest recipes are the most delicious. thanks for sharing.

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  6. That recipe looks amazing. But I like the passage even better. ;)

  7. I love that your starting the season by specifically celebrating advent! So often we rush through it to get to the big day... thanks for this little reminder to celebrate the waiting, too.

    1. Agreed, and I am totally guilty of that every year.. Thanks, Katie! :)

  8. I JUSt made this twice in the last week…gluten free version though! Cobblers are my very favorite:) Love you lady!

  9. Your pictures are worth thousand words Amanda! This looks so yummy!

  10. Yum! Looks amazing! xo Heidi

  11. well hello this looks SOO yummy!!!
    :) Rebecca

    1. Mmm it is! Thanks, friend!

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