I found some really nice Florida Grown Blackberries at Costco this weekend. Just enough to make a Cobbler. My absolute favorite dessert is Blackberry Cobbler...the kind with the pie dough used in it...almost like dumplins and the strips on the top that get crunchy during baking. I found my Aunt Bet's 1950's cookbook and found what I was looking for!
Here the berries are simmering. This is 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 TBS of Corn Starch, and 1 cup of boiling water...cook that for about 2 minutes...then add 3 cups of the fresh berries (will work with any fresh fruit).
Close up of the berries after they have simmered for about 10 minutes...sauce has thickened a little bit and the berries smell amazing!
This is pie dough...the recipe said to use the Shortcake recipe....I am hard headed and wanted pie dough. Cut it into strips.
I put some of the strips in the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 pan. Took 1/2 stick of butter (will use the other half in a minute) and cut cubes and put them in the bottom of the pan on top of the strips of dough. Then poured half the berries and juice on top and let the buttah start melting underneath. Then put the other 1/2 stick of "buttah" on top of that the berries and dough.
Here is the last of the strips...put on the very top. I didn't really care that is wasnt pretty....could have done a basket weave....I just wanted taste good. Took about 1 TBS of sugar again..and sprinkled it on top of it all. Now pop it into a 400* preheated oven for about 40 minutes. Smelled wonderful!
Hot out of the oven...and bubbly!
Here is my bowlful! It was amazing! I am making all my Cobblers this way from now on!!
Thanks for looking!
Edited by KathrynN - 8/2/13 at 12:16pm