Blackberry Dumpling Cobbler

This is just as tasty prepared with frozen peaches or cherries. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint.


Makes 12 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Bake: 35 Minutes


2 (16-oz.) packages frozen blackberries
2 cups sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter
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
3/4 cup uncooked oats


1. Bring blackberries, 1 1/3 cups sugar, and butter to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring gently until butter is melted and sugar dissolves; remove blackberry mixture from heat.

2. Beat cream cheese and remaining 2/3 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; add 2/3 cup milk, and beat until smooth. Stir in baking mix and uncooked oats. Spread two-thirds of the cream cheese mixture (about 3 cups) onto bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish; spoon blackberry mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture. Dollop remaining cream cheese mixture evenly over blackberry mixture.

3. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bisquick All-Purpose Baking Mix.

Debra K. Arthur, Mount Sterling, Kentucky,

Southern Living

January 2007