Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Blackberry Cobbler

In this part of the country, folks take their cobbler very seriously. You can find cobblers of every kind at local restaurants, church get togethers and in the bakery department at the local grocery stores. Where I come from, we've heard of cobbler but it's not a mainstay. Sp when in Rome....my first attempt at cobbler. A friend of mine at work gave me a gallon bag of these beautiful blackberries. I was going to attempt a blackberry sorbet but my husband got into the blackberries and gave a three-quarters of the blackberries to various neighbors. The homegirlz were severely reprimanded for leaving him unsupervised when I wasn't home (just kidding).




Happy Blackberry Cobbler -





Look at these beauties! This is approximately 2-1/2 cups of washed juicy, tart blackberries.

I was told these berries were very tart, so I got a little heavy with the sugar. Normally I think 2 cups of sugar would be enough, but here I used 2-1/2 cups of sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of corn starch.

Ok, this is the "happy" part. I added 2 tablespoons of Grand Marinier.

Blend everything together and let them hang out for about 30 minutes so they can mingle.

Take a ready made pie crust and line an 8" x 8" oven safe dish.

Pour in those very happy blackberries.

Cover with the remaining pie crust, fold over excess and press to the bottom pie crust to seal. Cut top crust to vent. Ok, I know this isn't very pretty, I'm not artsy...just an everyday spastic person. I did try. I used a pastry cutter...not very well.

Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes. Let the cobbler cool. Use a VERY large spoon...ok, a shovel and serve with a side of ice cream (I've heard this is mandatory).

17 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Katherine,
My tastebuds are going crazy, I want some blackberry cobbler for breakfast. Drats, I wish the farmer's market was just across the street! Beautiful recipe!

Prudy said...

Like Jenny, I'd love some for breakfast. I really do love fruit dessert for breakfast and this looks so good.

Leah said...

That cobbler is so lovely! I'm with Jenny -- it would be awesome to have a little scoop for breakfast right now!

gunnyPink said...

Unfortunately, I do not have a taste for "berries".

However, my friend who was from
Tennessee and a rabid fan of the Vols, loved to go to Cracker Barrell, and for dessert he always wanted chocolate cobbler; so, I don't know if that is a southern plate or not.

Lori said...

My mouth is watering. I guess I shouldn't read your blog just before lunch because that tortures me! I'm really hungry now!

April said...

I love blackberry cobbler! Looks delish!

Paula said...

My husband and son were just talking about berry desserts last night! Hmmm ... are they trying to give me hints? Your cobbler looks great and I love the step by step instructions!

Paula said...

My husband and son were just talking about berry desserts last night! Hmmm ... are they trying to give me hints? Your cobbler looks great and I love the step by step instructions!

Megan said...

How nice to recieve a gallon size baggy of berries! I would of killed my hubby. Seriously! But the cobbler looks like summer in a bowl.

Lanny said...

I'm not a big cobbler person, and you're post was a lightbulb moment for me...I guess it's because there wasn't a lot of cobbler when/where I grew up. BUT this looks GOOD! :)

Noor said...

I love anything that has to do with blackberries YUM. I am from east TN born and raised! Check out my pics on the blog from The Smokies :)...

Greg C said...

We would pick blackberries every year and my mom would fix BB jelly and also make some cobler. I can still remember how that smelled. Yum.

Steph said...

I like your cobbler, espeically how you used a crust. Too bad I'm not much of a cooked berry person, but I'm sure it tasted great.

Aggie said...

What beautiful berries!! Looks delicious!

saucytart said...

gorgeous. just like mom used to make!

Dana said...

That cobbler looks gorgeous! I grew up in Alabama and my Nanny always made blackberry cobbler in the summer. Yummm! She didn't use a crust persay, but she used strips of dough and made a lattice.

I ran into your blog in Blog Village. Very nice!

Sophie said...

That cobbler looks divine! MMMMMmmm...