Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler
Best served warm or at room temperature with warmed cream or fresh whipped cream. You can store this at room temperature with foil over it for 2 to 3 days, possibly longer in the fridge…but it never lasts that long for me!
- 2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries, washed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 100mins
First you should take care of the blackberry and sugar mixture because it needs to sit for a while. Stir together just the berries and sugar in a large bowl and let it sit out for 25 to 30 minutes. This will coax out the juices of the blackberries so that they can be sweetened up by the sugar, and we can taste the full spectrum of the fruit–this process is called macerating.
After about 20 minutes, you should turn on the oven to about 375ºF and begin preparing your batter.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk with a wooden spoon. Next, stir in the melted butter and hand-mix it until the ingredients are well incorporated and you have few clumps.
Pick out a clean baking dish, a smaller one will do, like a 9×9-inch pan, pour in the batter and smooth it out. You can choose to line it with parchment paper or not, but don’t grease the pan (there’s enough butter in there already!). Finally, pour the macerated blackberries on top with all the sugar included and evenly distribute it over the batter.
Bake this promising pan of happiness in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how golden you prefer it to be. Let it set up for a good 15 minutes so it will hold its shape. It will be bubbling like crazy and quite hot, so watch out!
This hour goes a little like this: you can hear it bubbling through the vent behind the stove, you can smell the buttery dough caramelizing with the sugar, and you can see the dotted crown of blackberries creating that quintessential golden cobbler crust. It is a marvel to have in your oven, let me tell you!