Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blackberry Cobbler

While we were in Billings, my generous mom bought me a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I read the cookbook cover to cover in 2 days (yes, I read cookbooks like novels, doesn't everybody?) and returned home excited to try the recipes inside. While most of the recipes can be found (and printed) online, it is so fun to be able to have the pictures right there in the kitchen while I cook.

I was hoping to go to the book signing that Ree did in Denver today, but after hearing how long the lines were in SLC on Thursday, I decided that it would pretty much be torture to my two kids to do an all-day downtown excursion. I could have left them with their dad, but how fun is that? So we are staying in and decorating Valentine's Day sugar cookies instead (stay tuned for that recipe, it's a keeper)!

We got some beautiful blackberries from Costco earlier this week. Such a treat in the middle of February!

Of course, Costco fruit is sold in large containers so I've made smoothies, fruit salad, and considered making Blackberries and Cream again. Instead, I made Blackberry Cobbler from the Pioneer Woman cookbook:

So so good. Here's how:

printable recipe
Blackberry Cobbler

1 stick butter
1 1/4 cup + 1 tsp sugar, divided
1 cup self-rising flour OR 1 cup all-purpose flour + 1 tsp baking powder (scant tsp for us high-altitude folks)
1 cup milk
2 cups blackberries, rinsed and dried

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in microwavable dish. I have no picture, but we all know what melted butter looks like, right? Right.

Whisk milk, 1 cup of the sugar, and the flour (and baking powder if using all-purpose flour) together in a medium-sized bowl.

Pour in the melted butter and whisk until well-blended.

Butter your baking dish. Ree doesn't really say what kind or size to use, but the closest thing I had to her pictures was my deep pie dish, and that worked great.

Pour the batter into the baking dish.

Arrange the blackberries evenly on top of the batter.

Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of sugar. Bake at 350F for 1 hour, sprinkling with 1 tsp of sugar when there is 10 minutes of baking time left. I forgot the final sugar sprinkling and thought the cobbler was plenty sweet, although I imagine the last little bit of sugar makes a nice crust on top.

I'm not sure why my cobbler had a funny leaf-shaped design on top when it first came out. Once it cooled it wasn't really noticable.

And once I served it, no one cared at all. Definitely serve this warm, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream optional. Yum.


  1. Yum! I love this blackberry cobbler. I've made it so many times! I can't believe you didn't go to the book signing :(
    I'm sure there will be others!

  2. I read cookbooks like novels too! Dennis always makes sure to give me one each Christmas.

    Would you believe I have never been to Pioneer Woman's website? But I did just buy her love story. Can't wait to get started on that.

    That cobbler looks wonderful!

  3. My daughter made this recipe for Christmas! It is excellant!