Whip it up Wednesday ...Blackberry Cobbler

Okay here's our 2nd WIUW.  Blackberry Cobbler - YUM!

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
1T sugar
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!

Thanks! --Naoni


  1. Okay this looks really good....wondering how would this work with other kinds of berries raspberries cause Im not a huge blackberry fan????

    1. Oh of course you could so easily change the berries. The original recipe is a peach cobbler and there is a variation for blueberries or tart cherries. I followed more closely with the tart cherries since blackberries can be a little bitter. Give it a try I'm sure it would be great!