Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blackberry Cobbler

Yummy!!!   I just love cobbler and this is my go to recipe.  You can put this together in a jiffy by usisng a food processor.  Great for last minute company coming over.  You can also make this a day ahead and slightly reheat, if you want to serve it warm.

I went to the market the other day and they had the most beautiful blackberries.  I instantly had a craving for cobbler with real whip cream.  This has to be my favorite dessert.  You can substitute any fruit you like, my suggestion would be all types of berries, or a mixture of pears, apples and peaches.  This dessert is truly comforting to me.  You can double or triple the recipe for a church potluck or party.  Travels well.  Enjoy!

Blackberry Cobbler
Recipe source: Grandma
Serving 6-8
Makes a 9 inch square cobbler

1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
Pinch salt
2 sticks unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 T. ice water (you might need more for dough to form a ball)
4 cups fresh blackberries
1 1/2 cups blackberry preserves (can use 1 cup to cut back on sugar)

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9 inch square pan.  Combine sugar, flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks crumbly.  Pour in 1 Tablespoon of ice water and pulse until the dough begins to hold together.

Transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap and and shape into a ball.  Wrap in plastic and chill for an hour.  Combine the fresh blackberries and preserves in a bowl and stir well to coat the fruit.  Take about 3/4 of the dough and press into prepared square pan and bring it up 3/4 inch up the sides.  Spoon fruit mixture on top of pastry.  Take remaining dough and crumble on top of fruit.  Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 35 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream.  Dust with confectioner's sugar and a dollop of whip cream or ice cream.

Feel free to substitute any fruit with matching preserves. 

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