Holiday PKD-Friendly Blackberry Cobbler

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Published on November 22, 2021 |  Starting your holiday grocery shopping list? In need of a dessert to wow your family and friends? Give this recipe for a PKD-friendly blackberry cobbler from our cookbook, Cooking Well, a try! It’s low in sodium, low in protein, and reduces acid! It’ll be your next favorite fall treat.

PKD-Friendly Blackberry Cobbler

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  • Vegetable oil cooking spray

  • 1, 12-ounce bag frozen unsweetened blackberries, thawed (or 3 half-pint containers of fresh blackberries)

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water

  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups quick oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1, 8-ounce container light or reduced-fat whipped cream

Cooking instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. In large saucepan, combine blackberries and sugar, let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Cook blackberries and sugar mixture, stirring frequently, over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until blended.
  6. Stir cornstarch mixture into blackberry mixture.
  7. Bring to boil over medium heat; boil for 1 minute or until mixture is thickened.
  8. Spoon mixture into pan.
  9. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, and cinnamon.
  10. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the blackberry mixture.
  11. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  12. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

PKD-Friendly Blackberry Cobbler Nutritional Information (per serving)

Servings: 6 Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

  • Calories: 430
  • Fat: 18.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Calcium: 55 mg
  • Phosphorus: 77 mg
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Potassium: 156 mg


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to everyone living with PKD. Nutritional requirements can vary from person to person and change depending on kidney function. We hope you enjoy this recipe, but alter the ingredients to meet your specific dietary needs.

The PKD Foundation does not give medical advice. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with your physician or other healthcare professionals.

We hope you enjoyed this PKD-friendly blackberry cobbler recipe! For more PKD-friendly recipes, check out our cookbook, Cooking Well.



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