Throw together this cobbler in minutes using fresh berries from the yard!

Amanda Johnson-Lindsey
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water just until mixture is evenly moist.

  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Mix in remaining 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries. Transfer to a cast iron skillet, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Drop dough into the skillet by spoonfuls. Place skillet on the foil lined baking sheet.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until dough is golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts

318 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 253 mg sodium. 58.4 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2007
This recipe isn't rated 5 stars for nothing, it's excellent! But, a few changes could be made. You either have to increase the dough or decrease the pan size. I used a 8 x 8 baking pan and the dough amount was perfect. I also added cinnamon to the dough and berries, and vanilla extract to the dough. I used tart wild black berries and it was still a little on the sweet side, I would probably decrease the sugar by a 1/4 c. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/06/2011
Not good at all. It has no flavor!! I was very disappointed as I had been looking for a good blackberry cobbler recipe for a long time...guess I'll keep looking:o/ Read More
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  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2007
This recipe isn't rated 5 stars for nothing, it's excellent! But, a few changes could be made. You either have to increase the dough or decrease the pan size. I used a 8 x 8 baking pan and the dough amount was perfect. I also added cinnamon to the dough and berries, and vanilla extract to the dough. I used tart wild black berries and it was still a little on the sweet side, I would probably decrease the sugar by a 1/4 c. Read More
(854)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2007
This recipe isn't rated 5 stars for nothing, it's excellent! But, a few changes could be made. You either have to increase the dough or decrease the pan size. I used a 8 x 8 baking pan and the dough amount was perfect. I also added cinnamon to the dough and berries, and vanilla extract to the dough. I used tart wild black berries and it was still a little on the sweet side, I would probably decrease the sugar by a 1/4 c. Read More
(854)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2015
Excellent! With family stretched across 5 southern states cobbler is a tradition, and this recipe certainly rates as good as, if not better than, most family recipes (don't tell Grandma). Both me and my dad agree that this is a superb recipe. The only changes I made were to add 1/4 tsp. of freshly ground cinnamon to the dough, and another 1/4 tsp. to the fruit mix, and also a little extra lemon juice. Nothing that would really change it. Also, my new rangetop doesn't allow cast iron skillets :( No big deal. I boiled the fruit mixture in a large sauce pan and transfered to a casserole dish (uncovered) while still bubbling, and then added dough. Voila!! I don't think I'll ever need another cobbler recipe. When the blackberries run out I think I'll try it with apricots. Edit: I've since increased the dough mixture by 50% and reduced the sugar in the fruit mixture by half (with other member recommendations). Much better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2008
If you're deciding whether to make this or not, MAKE IT! This is by far the best cobbler I've ever made. If you have an iron skillet that's definitely the way to go. I doubled the topping recipe and added 1 tsp cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and 1 tsp vanilla to the batter. I used frozen raspberries and they worked perfectly. I used the amount of sugar the recipe calls for and the sweetness was on-point. When I tossed the berries with sugar I also added the zest of one orange and squeezed a little into the boiling berry mixture. I sprinkled a little more cinnamon and some coarse sugar on the batter after dropping it into the berries and used a toothpick to check doneness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2006
Yum, I'll definitely make this again! I combined the advice of several other reviewers. I doubled the dough, reduced the sugar to 1/4 c. in the dough and 2/3 c. in the berries and added a 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon to both dough and berries. I ended up using 6 cups of berries and adjusted the recipe accordingly and cooked it in a 9X13 Pyrex pan at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2006
This is an excellent recipe and adapts well to changes. I used frozen mixed berries from Costco - and listened to others and made 1.5 times the topping. Excellent. I don't have the pan suggested so brought it to a boil in a regular sauce pan and then transfered it to a deep disposible pan. No need for the pan underneath! Turned out great! Have made it several times now. Really good with ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2006
Every summer my husband an youngest son go blackberry picking and I always make the same cobbler recipe which everyone likes. This year I decided to try this recipe and we just loved it! My husband especially thought it far surpassed the other recipe I have used. He liked the fact that it was made in a cast iron skillet. The only change I made was to cut down on the sugar. I used 1/3c in the batter and 2/3c in the berries. Also I use raw (turbinado)sugar. I think less sugar lets you taste the berries more. Thanks for a great recipe, it will be the one I use from now on! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2006
This was good but WAY too sweet. I made it a second time using only 1/2 cup sugar in the fruit mixture and it was PERFECT. Yummy--thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
LOVED it! I used blueberries and peaches instead and boiled it in a pot and then transfered it to a pyrex dish - b/c i don't have a cast iron skillet. It was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
I cut the recipe in half for 2 of us--I have my own backyard blackberries- this is an easy and tasty recipe - I will make again. I used sugar not splenda so this is an update-I don't know why my review said that? I think you could but I never use artificial sugar--- I make this in a small iron skillet - comes out perfect every time even when I cut it in half --- Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/06/2011
Not good at all. It has no flavor!! I was very disappointed as I had been looking for a good blackberry cobbler recipe for a long time...guess I'll keep looking:o/ Read More
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