Best Blackberry Cobbler
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
- 6 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
- SOUR CREAM PASTRY:
- 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 7 tablespoons cold butter, divided
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Place the blackberries in a large bowl. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and lime zest; sprinkle over berries and gently toss to coat. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in 5 tablespoons butter until crumbly. Combine sour cream and heavy cream; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until mixture forms a ball.
- Roll out to fit top of baking dish; place pastry over filling. Trim and seal edges; cut slits in top. Melt remaining butter; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 15-20 minutes longer or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 354 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jun 19, 2019
Because I increased the sugar to 1 cup and added 3 tbsp of flour for thickening and 2 tbsp of corn starch, because the berries were extremely big and juicy, also my reason for increasing the sugar. I use store bought pie crust because I prefer it for too many reasons to list. The lime zest is a must.
Jul 19, 2017
Used fresh berries. Definitely will double sugar next time. The crust was good, but the berries were just way too tart. Will try again with added sugar. Will also try with blueberries.
Mar 20, 2017
The crust was not thick enough for my idea of a cobbler.
Jul 19, 2015
making Cobbler for the first time and this recipe is awesome. Will definitely make this recipe and experiment with different type of fruit. Thanks.
Jul 16, 2015
My kids are big fans of blackberry cobbler and this recipe does not disappoint. We usually use about 9 c. berries (adjusting other filling ingredients as necessary) but use the crust recipe as written and bake in 9x13 pan.
Aug 17, 2014
This is delicious with mixed berries. I didn't have any sour cream so I used plain Greek yogurt as a substitute and it turned out lovely.
Mar 9, 2014
Delicious!! But I have to confess I used frozen blueberries instead...it still was great! I will be trying blackberries next time!!
Oct 4, 2010
Yum! Yum! Yum! Red raspberries are good, too, but you need to double the amount of sugar. I had no heavy cream, so I used just nonfat sour cream and added a little water to make the right consistency. It still came out nice and light.
Sep 2, 2010
I used strawberries, blueberries, & peaches to equal 6 cups of fresh fruit. Also used 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in place of lime zest. Delicious.
Sep 1, 2009
Blackberries are expensive in my region (New England) yet blueberries are in abundence during the summer months so I substituted blueberries. My family freaked. This recipe was easy and delicious. Nobody could tell that it was a 'light' recipe. And yes, it is more like a light biscuit dough which is a pleasant change of pace. Keep 'em coming! Thanks