Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fresh From the Garden: Blackberry Cobbler

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I'm starting a new category of posts - Fresh From the Garden. These posts will feature recipes that are based on seasonal garden produce. Many of them will also be food storage-friendly.

Blackberries! We're getting inundated and I love it!

Now that I've canned 24 half-pints of blackberry jam*, I've started freezing pint containers of blackberries for cobblers. Here is a quick and easy cobbler recipe that my family really enjoys.

Fresh out of the oven and ready to devour

Blackberry Cobbler
Slightly adapted from this Betty Crocker recipe

2 1/2 cups blackberries
1 c. sugar
1 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. milk
A dash of vanilla extract
A stick of butter, melted

In a medium bowl, stir together blackberries and sugar. Let stand about 30 minutes or until fruit syrup forms. My firm, fresh berries needed a little help releasing their juice, so I had to gently press a few of them to get the syrup going. If you are using frozen, thawed berries, you may not need to do that. Preheat oven to 375°F.

In another medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and vanilla. Stir in melted butter until blended. Spread in ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter.

Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until dough rises and is golden.

*If you want to track my progress, check out the "Harvest 2011" box in my sidebar. I'm keeping a tally of what I add to my pantry or freezer from our garden.


  1. WOW - your blackberries look great! We are having problems with our berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries)this year. Are they a part of your square foot garden plan or are they in another part of your yard?

  2. Thanks! This is the first year our blackberries have really produced for us. Our raspberries and blackberries are separate from our SFG. We have two varieties of thornless blackberries. Triple Crown requires a trellis and Chester is more of a bushy type.