Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blackberry Cobbler

1/2 C sugar
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbls cold butter, diced
1/4 C very warm milk

2 Tbls cornstarch
1/4 C cold water
1 C sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbls lemon juice
4 C blackberries

In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Blend in butter, coarsely; add warm milk and stir until mixture just forms a dough. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in cold water. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and berries; combine gently. Bring berry mixture to a boil, stirring gently; cook 1 minute.

Pour berry mixture into 9" squre or round baking dish. Drop dough mixture by spoonfuls over top of berries. Bake 20-25 minutes at 400°. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

I love blackberries, and this makes a delicious cobbler! However...this time of year I start to get a little stingy with the dwindling supply of berries I still have in my freezer (more fresh, local blackberries won't be available until August). I'm having a few friends over for dinner, so I doubled the recipe, but used 4 C blackberries and 4 C diced apples. I have a recipe for apple-blackberry pie (I'll have to post that one sometime too), and it's a nice flavor combination; the apple flavor is in a sense, it's a way to stretch the berries. :)

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