Blackberry Cobbler

A trip down memory lane. I went on a walk and picked blackberries. Then, home again and pulled out my mother’s recipe for blackberry cobbler and made it just like mom did when I was a kid. Wild blackberries sweetened just right and thickened a bit with a tender biscuit on top to soak in the goodness. What a perfectly lovely day!

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Base:
3 cups mashed blackberries
3/4 cup sugar
1½ Tbl cornstarch
1 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl butter, cut in little pieces

Heat oven to 375°. Spray an 8″x8″ square (or similar) baking pan. Have the mashed blackberries ready. In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to a boil, cook for 1 minute or until starts to thicken. Stir in blackberries and cinnamon, cook 1 minute more. Pour fruit mixture into prepared pan. Dot with butter. Make biscuit topping.

Biscuit Topping:
1 cup flour
1 Tbl sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 egg

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Mix together milk and egg; stir into dry ingredients, just until combined. Drop by spoonfuls onto blackberry mixture in baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes, until fruit is bubbly and biscuits are golden brown. Delicious warm as is or with vanilla ice cream, or room temperature.

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Pastry for double crust pie
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
1 (14 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce
4 cups frozen berries (mix I used had blackberries, raspberries, & blueberries)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400°. Line 9″ deep dish pie plate with half the pastry. In large bowl, stir together apple pie filling and cranberry. Fold in berries. Stir together sugar, flour, and cinnamon; gently stir into fruit filling mix. Pour into pastry lined pie plate. Roll out top crust and lay over filling, crimp edge. Cut a few vents with knife, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and sparkling sugar (in desired). Bake for 40-45 minutes, cool, refrigerate until filling is set.

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Apple, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries!  Yes, all that in one pie, and so delicious.  It is pretty easy, I used a bag of mixed frozen berries.  This is a new favorite!

                       

1 pastry for double crust pie
1 cup sugar
4 tsp dry instant tapioca (I used Kraft Minute Tapioca)
3 Tbl flour
½ tsp cinnamon
3 cups apple, peeled, cored, sliced
1 (12 oz) bag frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, & raspberries)
2 Tbl butter, cut in small pieces

Preheat oven to 375°.  Line 9” deep dish pie pan with bottom crust.  In large bowl, mix sugar, tapioca, flour, and cinnamon.  Add apple and mixed berries, toss gently to coat.  Pour into pie pan, place butter pieces over filling, and cover with top crust.  Cut slits in top crust for venting.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, cover edges if necessary to prevent over-browning.

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