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Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Rather than breaking a sweat over the perfect pie crust and lattice top for your farmers' market blackberries, use them up in a simple cobbler. All you need are fresh berries plus 5 more ingredients. To make it special, top with whipped cream and a mint garnish. If you are not serving it immediately, keep the different components separate as to avoid getting them soggy. This quick and easy recipe makes for a great entertaining dessert for your next summer cookout.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprig

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired.

  2. For a neat presentation, bake for the same amount of time in 6 (8-oz.) ramekins on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Cook's Notes

Serve this cobbler after your guests enjoy a simple, but impressive summer slow-cooker dish. This dish is vibrant and sweet. It would also be a perfect dessert for Easter dinner. This is a dish the entire family will enjoy. Swap out the blackberries for strawberries or peaches, if you please.