Blackberry Cobbler is one of my favorite desserts in the summer. My favorite part is picking the fresh blackberries. It is always an adventure. Right now is the time to harvest blackberries so get out and start picking… make it a family activity!
This year my husband and I picked them and it was a fun FREE date! We saw a snake, frog, spiders and bugs and something jumping through the bushes! Here is what I made for dinner with the sweet berries!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 9 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/3 cup boiling water
For the filling:
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
For the dough, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter until you have a crumbly mixture. Pour in the boiling water and stir together well so that all of the dough is wet. Set aside.
For the berries, in a medium bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. Add lemon juice, berries, and sugar. Mix together well. Transfer berries to a skillet.
Heat mixture over medium heat until boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Pour berry filling into circle pan or 9×9 baking dish. Drop spoonfuls of dough over the berry mixture and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the dough is golden brown and the berries are thick and bubbly.
* Optional: Enjoy with vanilla bean ice cream or whipped cream… yum!*