Made with blackberries and a flaky pie crust, thisblackberry cobbler recipe is a favorite family dessert passed down by my grandmother.
For the crust:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup shortening, original or buttered-flavored
- Around 1/2 cup ice-cold water
For the fruit filling:
- 2 cups fresh or frozen black raspberries, blackberries, or red raspberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 2 tablespoons flour
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour and salt together. Add the shortening, and cut together with a fork, until well combined and the mixture starts to clump together into pea-sized pieces .
- Add the cold water one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together, mixing after each tablespoon of water. Don’t over-mix or add too much water, and be sure to use very cold water (it makes the crust flaky). The dough will be fairly dry but will come together into a ball when you pat it together with your hands.
- When the dough forms a ball, turn it out onto a floured surface, and roll until 1/4-inch thick. Cut into the size of the bottom of 4 oven safe bowls. Place crust in the bottom of your dishes.
- Combine the berries, sugar, and flour in a small bowl.
- Place 1/4 of the berry mixture in each bowl on top of the crust. With remaining crust (you should have only used about 1/2 of it), cut it into strips (or hearts) and place strips over the berries. Dip your finger in water, wet the crust, and then sprinkle with additional sugar.
- Place bowls on a cookie sheet, and bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is golden and the berries are bubbly.
- Serve hot with ice cream or freshly whipped cream.
- If you don’t have little cute bowls, you can make this in an 8×8-inch baking dish.
- Black raspberries grow wild in Southern Indiana, but I've never been able to find them frozen or fresh at the store elsewhere. Red raspberries or blackberries work well, too.
- Raspberry pie filling can be used in place of the frozen berries, sugar, and flour.
- This is a whole lot like a pie crust, buy my grandma always called it cobbler. Just so you know it's not a very traditional cobbler.
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 40 min
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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