Southern Living

Recipe: Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Summertime classic. Top-rated recipe. Reader favorite. Quick, easy, and downright delicious. What else can we say to make you try this scrumptious blackberry cobbler? Summertime in the South means blackberries so big and juicy, all they need is a little tickle on the vine and they fall into your basket. Picking blackberries, as well as finding different ways to eat them, are popular summertime activities. They make weekend mornings even better baked into French toast casseroles, and this Blackberry-Peach Coffee Cake is the hit of any ladies luncheon or Sunday brunch. And homemade blackberry syrup makes an ideal food gift.  Nothing can beat a sweet blackberry cobbler, however, and one of the reasons they are so popular is they are so simple. No elaborate pastry crusts are needed and there are no lengthy advance preparations to do. For this recipe, you simply need fresh berries and FIVE more ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and a dash of lemon juice. Whipping cream and mint sprigs are optional. Mix the flour, sugar, eggs, and melted butter together and spoon over the blackberries. Top with a little more melted butter, and bake.  Here is the hard part: you have to wait for it to finish before you can dive in. We suggest topping the cobbler with whipped cream and a sprig of mint, but vanilla ice cream will also be fabulous. This recipe works great with blueberries, too. And, because they are so easy to grow, you may happen to have an abundance of berries this season, simply freeze them so you can enjoy that summer goodness in the wintertime. If you are freezing blueberries, remember DO NOT wash them before freezing. Simply spread them out on a cookie sheet and freeze. Once they are solid, store them in freezer safe bags. Wash the blueberries under cool water only when you are ready to use them.

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