I love fruit desserts.
A dessert with fruit in it seems a bit ~ how should I put this? Less bad for you? Even good for you.
Yes, a dessert with fruit in it counts as a fruit serving and therefore is good for you. Yea. Glad we settled that issue.
I can’t think of a fruit dessert that is more Southern, more comforting, more “my grandma on the farm made this” than a cobbler.
According to Food Lover’s Companion, my go~to dictionary of all things food
Sounds good to me.
Aren’t these babies beautiful?
After making your batter topping spoon over the blackberries.
I am so sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of the baked cobbler before most of it was eaten. And everyone said ah, yummy, delicious.
But there was a little bit left for you.
Except now it’s all gone.
You will just have to make a batch for yourself.
Here for your health and fruit serving of the day is this delicious cobbler, made with blackberries, but you could make it with raspberries or boysenberries or any berry your heart desires. And in a couple of months when the peaches come in, peach cobbler is a summer delight.
- FOR THE FRUIT
- 4 cups blackberries, rinsed clean and patted dry
- ½ cup sugar (you may need more or less, depending on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you like your cobbler)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 ~ 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1½ tablespoons cornstarch, for thickening
- FOR THE TOPPING
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup all~purpose flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Gently toss the berries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon and cornstarch together in a bowl until the berries are coated. Pour into a 9 X 9~inch baking dish. Let sit for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- In a medium~sized bowl, whisk the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt to combine. Add the butter cubes and cut into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork or even your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the beaten egg and milk until the batter is just moistened.
- Using large spoons, drop the batter mixture over the berries, covering the fruit, but leaving space between spoonfuls.
- Place the cobbler in the oven and bake for 30 ~ 35 minutes, until the fruit mixture is bubbly and the biscuit topping is nicely browned.
- Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
To your health!