Blackberry Cobbler is the perfect summer dessert for your next BBQ. The tart blackberries are a delicious compliment to the sweet and buttery cobbler with a hint of almond.
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Key to Success #1 – Use Fresh Blackberries Whenever Possible
Blackberry Cobbler is a perfect recipe to use with fresh blackberries.
Look for black or dark purple berries that are plump and firm.
They should not be wrinkled or dried out at all.
These are the berries that will be perfectly sweet and tart for your Blackberry Cobbler.
If blackberries are out of season, you can use frozen blackberries.
Make sure you let them thaw in the refrigerator before you start making this recipe.
Key to Success #2 – Let the Blackberries Get Juicy
After you wash your fresh blackberries, put them in a bowl and sprinkle a quarter cup of sugar over the top of them.
Gently stir the berries to get them coated in sugar.
And I mean to be very gentle. You don’t want your blackberries to get mashed up.
After you sugar the blackberries, let them sit in the counter top for about a half hour.
The blackberries will start to get happy and juicy.
This is how we’re going to make that delicious blackberry syrup.
The longer you let the berries sit, the more syrup you’ll get.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – be very gentle with your blackberries.
You want to keep them whole for your cobbler.
See how pretty this blackberry looks! It just screams “Eat me!”
Key to Success #3 – Add a Little Almond Flavor
The secret ingredient in this cobbler crust is just a little bit of almond extract.
The almond flavor just compliments the tartness of the blackberries so well.
If you’re not a fan of the almond, you can certainly leave it out but I think it really adds something special to the cobbler in this recipe.
This Blackberry Cobbler recipe makes an 8X8-inch pan of goodness.
You can certainly double the recipe if you’d like to make a 9X13-inch cobbler.
The cook time and cook temperature are the same – 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
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- 2 1/2 cups blackberries, fresh
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- In a medium glass bowl, combine blackberries and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir well. Allow blackberries to sit undisturbed for 30 minutes to allow juices to develop.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in an 8X8-inch baking dish and place in the oven while preheating.
- Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, vanilla, and almond extract in a small bowl. Pour over melted butter. Do not mix.
- Spoon blackberries and syrup over the batter. Do not mix.
- Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g