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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Berry Cobbler

It's still berry season in Massachusetts so I'm still going a little crazy with the berries.

My favorite way to enjoy them:  plain, freshly picked, no embellishing necessary.

But there are so many other ways they creep into our menu: mixed into yogurt, floating in a cool glass of water, added to salads, and the desserts--oh, man, the desserts.

This cobbler is the perfect dessert recipe for your berries.  Use any type of berry or combo thereof.  I used...blueberry/blackberry...

Blackberry/boysenberry. Boysenberry/huckleberry. Huckleberry/raspberry. Raspberry/strawberry. Strawberry/cranberry. Peach!

I know, I know, peach is not a berry.  But if you're a Seinfeld fan, the above list is not complete without "Peach!"

(Today I made a berry cobbler, but for the record, you can make this cobbler with any fruit, and that includes peaches.)
Today's Playlist
  • "Paradise City"...Guns n' Roses
  • "Ball and Chain"...Social Distortion
  • "Dani California"...Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • "Blister In the Sun"...Violent Femmes
  • "Warning"...Green Day
  • "Lyin' In the Name of Love"...Joe Louis Walker
  • "Love You Madly"...Cake

Berry Cobbler
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar, divided (3/4 cup + 1/4 cup; use 1/4 cup sanding sugar or large-crystal sugar if you have it)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%, but any milk will do)
  • 2 cups berries
Gather your ingredients.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Wash your berries and pat them dry.  I usually let them sit on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.

Place the butter in a small bowl.  Melt in your microwave (45 seconds on HIGH should do it, depending on the power of your microwave).

Prep your baking dish.  

Using a pastry brush, butter your baking dish with a bit of the melted butter.  Use a small baking dish.  I used a 1 1/2 quart dish (dimensions approximately 6" x 8").

Place the dry ingredients (3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt) into a medium bowl.

Whisk to combine.

Whisk in the milk.

Whisk in the melted butter.

Pour into your buttered baking dish.  Spread evenly.

Arrange the berries on top.  You want them to be distributed evenly, but don't make yourself crazy because they will sink to the bottom when they bake.

 Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar on top.  This will give a good crunch to the crust.  Use sanding sugar or large crystal sugar if you have it; if not, regular granulated sugar is fine.

Bake in your preheated 350-degree oven for 1 hour.  You'll know it's done when the top is golden and the edges are just starting to brown.

Serve it while it's still warm, topped with whipped cream or ice cream.

Refrigerate the leftovers.  If there are any leftovers, that is.

For breakfast's sake, I hope you have leftovers.



  1. Oh, yummy!! This looks so good! Wish I lived closer and could join you for some with ice tea! ;) And, yes the above list isn't complete without peach!! ;) Too funny! xo Heather

  2. Okay, hubby is sitting next to me on sofa and I showed him the photo. Now we're both drooling. If it stops raining, I'm blueberry picking Friday. :) Thanks for the fab recipe.

  3. Fran, I love any kind of cobbler. Just a fruit and crusty kind of gal. lol! I made a large parfait layering yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, and granola. It looked awful pretty in my trifle bowl. And yes, I enjoyed some of my leftovers for breakfast.


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