How To Make Southern Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler


Does any food sound more southern than dumplings?  I don’t think I’ve ever heard my Wisconsin bred husband swoon over dumplings.  This North Carolina girl sure does though!  Put a yummy dumpling in it and I’ll be your friend for life.  😀

How To Make Southern Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler || Worthing CourtPin

Blackberry cobbler is certainly nothing new – we’ve been making it for generations, but have you ever tried adding dumplings to it?  Oh my…what a wonderful summertime concoction!

This recipe makes a generous 13″ x 9″ cobbler, so it’s great for bringing to get-togethers or for when you have a crowd at your own home.  A terrific added bonus is that this recipe is sooo versatile – try it making it with frozen peaches or cherries instead of blackberries.  Yum!

Recipe for yummy Southern Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler || Worthing CourtPin

The only thing that makes it any better than the dumplings, is to serve it with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream! 

Recipe for Southern Style Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler with ice cream|| Worthing CourtPin

Southern Style Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler

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A delicious crowd pleasing recipe! Try it with frozen peaches or cherries for a whole different taste.


  • 2 - 16 oz. packages frozen blackberries or frozen peaches or frozen cherries
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup butter do not substitute margarine
  • 3 - 8 oz. packages 1/3-less-fat cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup fat free milk
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking mix such as Bisquick
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oats


  • Place blackberries (or peaches or cherries), 1 1/3 cups sugar and butter in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir gently until butter is melted and sugar has been dissolved. Remove mixture from the heat.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add 2/3 cup milk and beat until smooth. Stir in baking mix and uncooked oats by hand. Spread two-thirds of the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of a lightly greased 13 x 9 baking dish. Spoon blackberry mixture evenly over the top of the cream cheese mixture. Dollop remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over the blackberry mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

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  So, tell me – do you agree that everything tastes better with dumplings in it?!?

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  1. This recipe is a keeper and sounds delicious. I love blackberries.

  2. mattsgramma says:

    Yummy, just printed this baby off!

  3. Can’t wait to try this recipe. It has my mouth watering!

  4. Looks yummy!! Peach cobbler is my favorite. I am going to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kendra @ says:

    I need to try this! Pies, crisps and cobblers are my weakness and this one looks ahhhmazing!

  6. Pat Forrester says:

    This Georgia girls says “YUM, YUM”….can’t wait to make this…

  7. Audrey Stewart says:

    I made this and it is now one of my family’s favorite desserts. We are taking it to my sister’s for our July 4th celebration.

  8. This yummy recipe will be a hit at family gatherings…if it makes it to the event. I love blackberries!

  9. Sounds yummy! I’m always looking for dishes to bring to our church fellowship meals, and this is one I’ll try. Thanks

  10. Mary chris says:

    What beautiful colors. It gives you that let’s picnic summer feeling.

  11. This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to make it for my next family gathering!

  12. Betty Whatley says:

    I grew up and lived in Alabama, so you know that dumplings in our cobblers were just the thing. Love the recipe as well as everything you do. Just wanted to ask you if you could use fresh fruit instead of frozen., since we have fresh peaches, blackberries and all here in Alabama. If so, how many cups do you think it would take? Can’t wait to share this.

    1. Hi Betty. How fortunate you are to have all that fresh goodness! Based on what I’ve read, I think I’d start out with about 3 cups of fresh fruit and see how that goes.

  13. Oh my that looks wonderful!!

  14. Maria Awad says:

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  15. Cobbler is one of my favorite things of summer! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  16. One summer my grandmother took care of me and my six siblings for a week. She was a good midwestern cook. The one dish I remember the most is blackberry dumplings. I will need to try this for my grandchildren.