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Hands-on Time
45 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 20 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until mixture is slightly crumbly. Add milk, stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened and mixture is soft enough to form a soft ball.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 6 to 8 times. Divide dough in half. Roll 1 dough half to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Step 3

Bake strips at 425° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer strips to a wire rack, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

Step 4

Meanwhile, roll remaining dough half to 1/4-inch thickness; cut dough into 1-inch-wide strips.

Step 5

Sprinkle 2 cups sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and lemon juice over frozen blackberries in a large bowl, and gently stir.

Step 6

Spoon half of blackberry mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Break each baked dough strip into 2 or 3 pieces, and place on top of blackberry mixture in baking dish. Dot blackberry mixture with half of butter pieces. Spoon remaining blackberry mixture over baked dough strips.

Step 7

Arrange unbaked dough strips in a lattice design over filling, and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar. Dot blackberry mixture with remaining butter pieces.

Step 8

Bake at 350° for 50 to 60 minutes or until pastry is golden and mixture is bubbly. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Step 9

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Step 10

Summer Blackberry Cobbler: Substitute 8 cups fresh blackberries for frozen. Prepare recipe as directed, letting berries stand 10 minutes after stirring together mixture in Step ?Hands-on time: 45 min.; Total time: 2 hr., 30 min.

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