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World’s Easiest Blackberry Cobbler

World’s Easiest Blackberry Cobbler

If I can do it, you can do it!! It is so easy!

Here I go again with another very hard, very technical recipe (insert sarcastic tone)! Yesterday I raved about a blackberry cobbler I made and several of you requested the recipe.

 

So you have to know first I grew up on blackberries picking them by the gallons with my PaPaw. Man if I could go back to those days every now and then life would be perfect! My mom always made a cobbler. From what I remember of hers (its been a long time) it was the best cobbler I have tasted…that is until last night. Sorry mom, this recipe is WAY better!

 

Ok so we went to a birthday party yesterday at a near by orchard. Friends, presents, pizza, cupcakes, and apple picking. Seriously a great time. But on the way to the apple fields, I saw a little sign that said blackberries. Then and there I instructed my family they could only get 1 apple a piece, we were saving our cash for the blackberries. We got our apples, said goodbye to our friends and were headed over to the blackberry fields when an employee told me that the pickins weren’t good and that the season was almost over. To save our efforts it was best to just go to the market. She said if we picked our own it would take like 30 minutes to pick a pint. No thanks! So off to the market we went and there waiting on me was a beautiful, yummy, juicy, perfectly ripe quart of blackberries.

 

On the way home, I called my mom and asked the ingredients needed for her cobbler and it included Crisco shortening. I didn’t feel like going to the store so I thought, forget the cobbler, I will just eat these on the front porch and call it a perfect day. But there was one problem, they didn’t taste good. Too tart or no flavor, I never got one that was perfect. Gave one to Malachi and he threw it off the porch. After Malachi’s third toss, I decided….I’m going to just do a quick Google search for easy cobbler crust and the first article that came up said How To Make a Cobbler with Any Fruit. It is like they wrote it just for me.

 

Here is their recipe but here is my version:

I took my quart of blackberries (minus 3 Malachi threw off the porch, the 15 I ate in hopes for finding a perfect one, and 1 Lyds snatched while I was making the crust) and put them in my glass 8×8 or 9×9 dish.

 

They layered nicely, probably 2 blackberries deep and in some places even 3 deep.

 

I sprinkled about ¾ cup sugar evenly on it, of course I didn’t measure.

 

Then here is a super technical part, I grabbed corn starch and did a 3 finger pinch (my thumb and 3 fingers worth of corn starch) twice and sprinkled it evenly.

 

Next I did about 6 drops of lemon juice Grabbed a spoon, stirred it around and then let the 5 year old lick it.

 

Oh and I turned the oven on 350 first thing!

 

Next I grabbed a bowl and did measure this…I did ¾ cups sugar and ¾ cups self rising flour and a couple shakes of salt and mixed it together.

 

I melted 1 stick of butter and poured in in the bowl and stirred. It formed a nice dough super fast.

 

I cautiously touched it to make sure it had cooled off because of the butter. I grabbed a spoonful and…here is another technical part. I smooshed it nice and flat. Not too thin and not too thick. I put the smooshed part in the corner of the cobbler and repeated until you could see more curst than berries and of course I let the 5 year old and myself take a nice nibble since there is no raw egg! Score.

 

I baked it for 45 minutes, checked it and then decided to give it an extra 5 minutes. We took it out of the oven and I set it directly under the kitchen ceiling fan so that it could cool faster.

 

The next part is the best….you ever see Lion King? We all held our cobblers up in the air so it could cool off even quicker and we had a grand ole silly time singing the Lion King songs and then we finally got to take a bite…oh my dear goodness! BEST! COBBLER! EVER! And so so so very easy!

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Here it is with the smooshes. I originally though I would do 9 smooshes…like a 3×3 grid but I had a lot of crust leftover so I filled in every hole.

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And here is a close up of the gooey goodness!

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