Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of fresh berries, and there’s no better way to celebrate the season than with a delicious blackberry cobbler.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

To make:

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare the Dough: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, ½ cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in the boiling water until the mixture is evenly moist. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Filling: In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. Add the remaining 1 cup of sugar, fresh blackberries, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  4. Cook the Filling: Transfer the blackberry mixture to a cast iron skillet and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Combine and Bake: Drop spoonfuls of the dough mixture over the hot blackberry filling. Place the skillet on the prepared baking sheet to catch any drips, and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  6. Bake: Bake for about 25 minutes until the dough is golden brown and the blackberry filling is bubbly.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the cobbler to cool slightly before serving. For an extra treat, enjoy it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream!

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