Blackberry Cobbler with brown butter topping
Do you have a sweet tooth? Most of us who love desserts end up eating out or ordering in. It is unnecessary to spend so much money every time you have a craving. Simple and delicious desserts can be prepared easily at home. My recipe of the blackberry cobbler is one of the perfect desserts to try at home. Cobbler is a traditional dessert prepared with fruits or savoury filling. It is a layered dessert of fruits, butter and a flour mixture, all baked at once. The buttery deliciousness of the cobbler is balanced perfectly with the tartness of the berries. The flavour gets elevated with a hint of nutmeg or cinnamon added to the berries.
This dessert is definitely the perfect end to your meal. In case blackberries are not available, you may use other fruits or berries as per your choice. I like substituting blackberries with blueberries, apples, peaches or raspberries. It is a delight to the eyes with the contrast of the vibrant berries against the baked buttery flour mixture. You may also add some lemon zest to the fruit as it will balance the sweetness of the cobbler. It is the perfect indulgence when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Quick Tip: You may enjoy this at the end of your meal, or with tea or coffee. This works perfect for a midnight craving as well. All you need to do is to heat it in the oven before eating. Bon Appetit !
-8 cups blackberries
-3 Tbs sugar
-3 Tbs flour
-1/8 tsp nutmeg (or ½ tsp cinnamon)
-4 Tbs butter cut into small pieces
-2 cups flour
-3 Tbs sugar
-½ tsp salt
-½ cup Crisco
-¼ cup ice water
-4 Tbs brown butter
-2 Tbs turbinado sugar (or large crystal crunchy sugar)
1)In a large bowl mix together the fruit with the sugar, flour and nutmeg.
2)Gently mix everything together to coat the fruit
3)Pile the fruit into a buttered 9×13” baking dish.
4)Randomly place the butter pats over the fruit.
5)In a bowl of a food processor, mix together the flour, sugar, salt and Crisco.
6)Add the ice water and pulse to a crumb texture
7)Sprinkle the dough on top of the fruit.
8)Melt the remaining ¼ cup of butter until it is a nutty brown color. Drizzle the melted butter over the pastry chunks, (make sure you get all the little brown “crumbs” out of the pan- that is the good part!)
9)Sprinkle them with the 2 Tbs crunchy sugar.
10)Bake the cobbler at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes until the cobbler pastry is golden brown and crispy and the fruit is bubbling.