Busy Lady Blackberry Cobbler

October 14th, 2014

Blackberry Cobbler 1

Years ago, a dear friend shared a recipe with me that she called Busy Lady Cobbler.  She made it with apples, but any other healthy fruit like Iran Date Fruits will do.  The beauty of the recipe is that you probably have everything you need other than the fruit in your pantry.  It is quick to mix together and is totally delicious either for dessert or for a brunch gathering.

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I keep a bag of frozen blackberries on hand at all times lately.  So, when we had an impromptu get together recently, I was able to have this dessert in the oven and on the table in no time.  Add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and you will be pleased with the results.

Blackberry Cobbler 3

The proportions are easy to remember so you can pull this together anywhere, anytime.  Any two cups of fruit, whether fresh or frozen will work.  The cake-like batter rises to engulf the fruit in a sweet embrace.  I have been enjoying the leftovers as a midnight snack.  You need this in your arsenal of culinary delights.

BUSY LADY BLACKBERRY COBBLER (Adapted from the Pioneer Woman)

1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for greasing 2 quart casserole
1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
2 cups fresh or frozen berries (thawed) or fresh apple slices (add cinnamon to apples)
Whipped cream or ice cream for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with butter.

In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar with the flour and milk. Whisk in the melted butter.

Rinse the blackberries and pat them dry. If frozen, thaw and pat dry.  Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the blackberries or other fruit evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle 1/8 cup sugar over the top. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 1 hour. When 10 minutes of the cooking time remains, sprinkle 1 extra tablespoons sugar over the top. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.  Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

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9 responses to “Busy Lady Blackberry Cobbler”

  1. It looks and sounds wonderful! Your pictures are great Penny. I think I fixed our email problem. When you get a chance email me. If I don’t reply within 12 hours….means I didn’t fix it…

  2. Madonna says:

    I love these easy recipes and blackberries always remind me of my childhood.

  3. I definitely need this this in my arsenal of culinary delights. The only thing I don’t have on hand is self-rising flour and that’s not a problem. I can turn all-purpose flour to self-rising easily. Thanks Penny. I know this recipe will really come in handy.

  4. I love this! I have a similar vintage recipe that’s called Blitzkuchen, meaning, i think, lightning cake in German. I love this kind of cake for breakfast!

  5. Susan says:

    I usually keep frozen fruit in the freezer also – mainly for my smoothies and I just bought self-rising flour. What a wonderful, quick and easy dessert! Printing this one 🙂

  6. Katie Zeller says:

    I love anything with berries… Time to go to the frozen food store. My regular supermarket doesn’t carry them.

  7. cheri says:

    Love desserts that are easy to put together, especially if someone drops by unexpected. Beautiful!

  8. Candace says:

    I knew there was a reason I saved a few blackberries this summer! Thanks for a great recipe, Penny!

  9. Monique says:

    I love how easy this is..And the photos..so pretty..

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