Air Fryer Blackberry Cobbler: Perfect Summer Sweet Treat

Every year, I make the journey to a local berry farm for fresh pick your own fruit. Consequently, that means I’m always coming up with recipes to use up my bounty. This air fryer blackberry cobbler is an easy and delicious dessert that doesn’t require turning on the oven!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet, juicy blackberries form the perfect base for this cobbler recipe. They’re sweetened and get an almost jammy consistency during cooking that’s just divine!

Top your fruit with a cobbler crust that’s somewhere between a biscuit and a shortcake, for the perfect contrast in texture.

There’s no need to fire up the big oven in the summer heat, either! You can use ramekins or other small dishes to bake your blackberry cobbler perfectly in the air fryer.

spoonful of air fryer blackberry cobbler

If fresh fruit isn’t available, you can even swap in frozen and still get amazing results, making this one of my favorite dessert offerings year round.

What You’ll Need: Ingredients

ingredients to make blackberry cobbler in the air fryer
  • 10 ounces fresh blackberries (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp butter (salted), melted
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup heavy cream or milk

Special Equipment Note: You’ll need some form of pan to make this recipe in your air fryer. I’m using 4 ramekins, but you can also use a casserole dish or pie pan that fits in your basket to make one larger cobbler.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • You can use frozen blackberries instead of fresh (and you don’t need to defrost them)
  • The sugar may be swapped for brown sugar or a substitute such as Stevia
  • If you don’t have cornstarch, you may use flour instead
  • The vanilla may be swapped for almond or lemon extract for different flavor options
  • You may swap in lime juice in place of lemon juice if preferred
  • The flour and baking powder in the topping mix can be substituted by self raising flour instead
  • Feel free to sprinkle some demerara sugar over top of the topping before baking for extra texture and crunch
  • This cobbler is delicious on its own, but can be topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the perfect bite!

How to Make Blackberry Cobbler in the Air Fryer

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the blackberries, ¼ cup granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Mix well and allow to rest
combine blackberries, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and vanilla extract in a bowl
  1. Using a second bowl, mix the flour, remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar, baking powder, melted butter, and cream, stirring until mixed well (some lumps are fine)
mix flour, sugar, baking powder, melted butter, and cream in another bowl
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 325°F, or the closest setting your air fryer has
  2. Grease 4 ramekins (or whatever pan you’re using)
grease your ramekins
  1. Divide the blackberries evenly amongst the 4 ramekins
divide blackberries amongst ramekins
  1. Use a spoon to drop dollops of dough over top of the blackberry mixture (sprinkle with demerara sugar here if desired)
add dough on top of blackberries
  1. Place filled ramekins into the preheated air fryer basket
place filled ramekins in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 15-20 minutes at 325°F, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly
  2. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top
overhead view of blackberry cobbler with whipped cream

What to Serve With Blackberry Cobbler

  • Ice cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Lemonade
  • Steak au Poivre
  • Pork chops
  • Peach chicken
  • Blackberry glazed meats
  • Beets 
  • Spinach
  • Goat cheese

From toppings and drinks to main courses, there are lots of great things to serve with blackberry cobbler for dessert.

Try my air fryer blackberry cobbler with my Vodka Peach Lemonade, a side of Air Fryer Beets and Carrots, an appetizer of Air Fryer Goat Cheese Balls, or a main course of any of my best Chicken Cutlet Air Fryer Recipes.

Recipe FAQs

Do You Store Blackberry Cobbler in the Fridge?

Yes, you store blackberry cobbler in the fridge. This helps preserve the lifespan of it due to the fruit.

Generally, when stored in the refrigerator, this cobbler keeps for 5-7 days.

How Should Cobbler Be Served?

While largely based on preference, it is commonly agreed that cobbler should be served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.

That said, it may also be enjoyed plain or cold if that is preferred.

Does Cobbler Batter Go on the Top or the Bottom?

Traditionally, cobbler batter goes on the top, covering the fruit. There are other variations out there which swap the order or combine the layers.

However, if you want the classic style then your batter should be on top of your fruit.

Can You Make Cobbler the Night Before?

Yes, you can absolutely make cobbler the night before. Just refrigerate overnight and then reheat before serving.

A single serving only takes about 30 seconds in the microwave on high to warm.

Why Do You Put Cornstarch in a Cobbler?

You put cornstarch in a cobbler to help thicken the juice that is released from the berries during cooking. This prevents your cobbler from being incredibly runny.

That said, too much cornstarch related to the amount of liquid may result in a gummy consistency in your cobbler.

How Do You Keep a Blackberry Cobbler From Being Runny?

To keep a blackberry cobbler from being runny, add some flour or cornstarch to the berries.

This will absorb excess liquid during cooking and help thicken it up.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • If your dough starts to get too brown for your liking during cooking, add a piece of foil over the top (but depending on your air fryer, you may not really need it at all – I never use it)
  • This recipe is sized for four 7-ounce ramekins. You can scale up or down as needed for larger or smaller cooking dishes
  • My blackberry cobblers were perfect after 15 minutes in a Ninja Dual Zone air fryer. Other air fryers may vary, and time will also vary based on the size of your baking dishes
closeup of juicy blackberry cobbler on a plate with whipped cream and fresh fruit

Storage and Reheating

  • Store leftover blackberry cobbler in the refrigerator for up to a week
  • To reheat, place a portion in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high. Alternatively, you may place the pan back in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 325°F or until warmed through. However, I think the microwave is actually better in this instance for maintaining softness

More Air Fryer Cobbler Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

This air fryer blackberry cobbler is so easy to make, and a great way to use up the fresh fruits of summer. Of course, you can also use frozen berries to enjoy this dessert year round.

Top it with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream for the perfect finish!

Blackberry cobbler pairs well with stone fruits, black pepper, nuts, and other savory flavors so you can create the perfect meal around your show stopping dessert.

If you love cobblers and want to make more, make sure to check out my collection of the best Air Fryer Cobbler Recipes to try out!

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Easy Air Fryer Blackberry Cobbler

This easy air fryer blackberry cobbler takes half the time of a conventional oven! It’s bursting with fresh, juicy blackberries and perfect for summer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 389 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Ounces fresh blackberries (about 2 cups)
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Tsp cornstarch
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • ½ Cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • ½ Tsp baking powder
  • ½ Cup heavy cream or milk

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the blackberries, ¼ cup granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Mix well and allow to rest
    10 Ounces fresh blackberries, ¼ Cup granulated sugar, ½ Tsp cornstarch, ½ Tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Using a second bowl, mix the flour, remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar, baking powder, melted butter, and cream, stirring until mixed well (some lumps are fine)
    4 Tbsp salted butter, ½ Cup all purpose flour, ¼ Cup granulated sugar, ½ Tsp baking powder, ½ Cup heavy cream or milk
  • Preheat your air fryer to 325°F, or the closest setting your air fryer has
  • Grease 4 ramekins with nonstick spray (or whatever pan you’re using)
  • Divide the blackberries evenly amongst the 4 ramekins
  • Use a spoon to drop dollops of dough over top of the blackberry mixture (sprinkle with demerara sugar here if desired)
  • Place filled ramekins into the preheated air fryer basket
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 15-20 minutes at 325°F, until the crust is golden brown and cooked through and the filling is hot and bubbly
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top

Notes

  • You can use frozen blackberries instead of fresh (and you don’t need to defrost them)
  • The sugar may be swapped for brown sugar or a substitute such as Stevia
  • If you don’t have cornstarch, you may use flour instead
  • The vanilla may be swapped for almond or lemon extract for different flavor options
  • You may swap in lime juice in place of lemon juice if preferred
  • The flour and baking powder in the topping mix can be substituted by self raising flour instead
  • Feel free to sprinkle some demerara sugar over top of the topping before baking for extra texture and crunch
  • This cobbler is delicious on its own, but can be topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for the perfect bite!
  • If your dough starts to get too brown for your liking during cooking, add a piece of foil over the top (but depending on your air fryer, you may not really need it at all – I never use it)
  • My blackberry cobblers were perfect after 15 minutes in a Ninja Dual Zone air fryer. Other air fryers may vary, and time will also vary based on the size of your baking dishes
  • Store leftover blackberry cobbler in the refrigerator for up to a week
  • To reheat, place a portion in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high. Alternatively, you may place the pan back in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 325°F or until warmed through. However, I think the microwave is actually better in this instance for maintaining softness
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any swaps or additions, and actual quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 161gCalories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3.5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 755.8IUVitamin C: 16.8mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1.2mg
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