This was first inspired by something I found here on Pinterest. So have you ever ordered from Bountiful Baskets? It is a favorite for us! And often I get add ons. So a couple of weeks ago I ordered 2 blackberries as add ons knowing I would freeze a lot of them for smoothies. Well once I saw the Blackberry cobbler I knew that I wanted to try this with some instead of freezing them all. And yep it was a good choice. Now I can't wait for my own berries to come on but that isn't until Sept. so this will have to do.
Funny enough I wasn't sure if I really wanted to try a new recipe so instead I went to a Betty Crocker fav(Fresh Peach Cobbler). I had to tweak it some to make it with blackberries.
So anyone else ready for some? Lets get started... Heat oven to 400
Here's your berry mixture
1 1/4 C Sugar
3 T cornstarch
1/4 tsp almond extract
4 C blackberries (I used closer to 4 1/2 C)
Mix sugar, cornstarch, in a sauce pan. Stir in blackberries and almond extract. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole dish; keep blackberry mixture hot in oven.
Okay now this is yum!! Heck you could use it as a syrup over pancakes, ice cream whatever but just stay with me here. Lets move to the cobbler part.
3 T shortening
1 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C milk
Mix the 1st 5 ingredients by cutting the shortening into the dry ingredients. You can use a pastry blender or by crisscrossing 2 knives. You want the mixture to be fine crumbs. Then stir in milk.
Drop this onto the berry mixture
Now just bake for 25-30 minutes until topping is golden brown. And serve with your favorite topping! My choice is ALWAYS ice cream!!! But I'm sure whipped cream would be great too but the truth ice cream is pretty much always in stock in my home and whipped cream isn't always!
So go ahead and enjoy!
Oh but don't forget to come back next week. I was still on a blackberry kick so I have something else next week and let me tell you my kids devoured it!