Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blackberry Cobbler

I was zooming through the produce section at Costco a couple weekends ago when I spotted a great deal on about 4 cups worth of blackberries. Of course, the first thing that popped into my head was cobbler!
Typically I take a couple cobbler recipes that I've collected over the years and 'borrow' techniques from each of them to create a yummy cobbler. This time I decided to find a new recipe and I think I've found a winner!

The recipe is here on and I adapted it just a little bit.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and a couple dashes of cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add vanilla, then stir in 1/4 cup boiling water just until mixture is evenly moist.
  3. In a small cup, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Add blackberries, 1 cup sugar, lemon juice and the dissolved cornstarch/water mix to cast iron skillet and stir to incorporate. Bring the skillet to a boil, stirring frequently and cook just a couple minutes. Drop dough into the skillet by spoonfuls. Place skillet on the foil lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until dough is golden brown.
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  1. Ooh - I've been seeing blackberries on sale lately so I may have to pick some up and give this a try! Looks awesome!

  2. reminds me of the one my great grandmother used to make. yum!