When we talk about cobblers, I think everyone has their own version. Growing up with this recipe, I believe this version to be a true cobbler. My favorite is a Blackberry Cobbler.
Some cobblers have a biscuit topping, and some have a crumble topping. My Blackberry Cobbler is really easy to make and so delicious.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields: 12 servings
Equipment: 1 (9 x 9) baking dish, 2 large mixing bowls, whisk
1 stick (8 tablespoons) of butter, unsalted and melted
6 cups of fresh blackberries
1 1/3 cups of granulated sugar (1/3 cup for blackberries)
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 1/3 cups of self-rising flour
Pinch of Kosher salt
1 extra-large egg, room temperature and beaten
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of whole milk, room temperature
2 tablespoon of Turbinado sugar
Note: Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
Start by lightly spraying a 9 x 9 baking dish with a butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray.
Add all the blackberries into a mixing bowl. To the blackberries, add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, corn starch, and fresh lemon juice, stir to combine and set aside.
To make the batter, take another large mixing bowl, add self-rising flour, pinch of Kosher salt. 1 cup of granulated sugar, a beaten egg, good vanilla extract, and whole milk, whisk together until combined but still slightly lumpy.
Microwave the stick of butter until completely melted. Next, pour the melted butter into the baking dish.
Pour the batter carefully over the melted butter. Next, add the *macerated blackberries, into the batter, making sure the fruit is evenly distributed throughout the batter.
Sprinkle Turbinado sugar over the entire top of the unbaked cobbler. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. The fruit should be bubbly around the outside rim of the cobbler and the center will still be a bit loose. Transfer the cobbler to a cooling rack and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
I like to serve the cobbler warm with a scoop vanilla ice cream. There you have it, my Blackberry Cobbler.
*Macerating: This process is similar to marinating-except your ingredient is going to be fruit instead of meat or vegetables. The process is simple: Fresh or dried fruit is splashed with or left to sit in a flavored liquid such as sugar and lemon juice.