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Blackberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Cream Cheese Glaze

Every bite of this dessert is a taste of glorious summer and the slightly sweetened biscuits drizzled with cream cheese glaze only make this baked goodness that much more special to eat on a bright, sunny day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer desserts, cobbler, blackberry, rhubarb, berry desserts,
Servings: 6 people


For the biscuits:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, plus 1 tbsp

For the filling:

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3 cups diced rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (about half a lemon)
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp coarse sugar

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectionary sugar
  • 2 tsps real vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place a rack in the middle of the oven.
  • In a food processor, whiz the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt for biscuits. Cut in the cold butter and process until it forms a course meal. Add the buttermilk slowly until the dough comes together.
  • In a large bowl, mix blackberries, rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and zest.
  • Pour fruit mix into a greased 9x9-inch baking pan or 9-inch pie pan. Pat handfuls of dough into 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, palm-sized disks. Lay the dough over the fruit filling in a cobblestone pattern. If you have any extra topping, crumble it and sprinkle it over the surface of the cobbler. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining tablespoon of buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Place the cobbler on a baking sheet in the oven. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown around the edges and the fruit filling is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the milk, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Set aside.
  • Let the cobbler cool and then drizzle the cream cheese glaze over top. Serve immedatetly.