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best in show blackberry cobbler

(45 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Judi Harris-Nulle
Montana City, MT

This was also in my mother's handwritten cookbook. I made it for the Jefferson County Fair on August 28, 2010, and it won 3 awards: 1) First Place, Champion, and Best in Show. I always make a double batch of this - it never lasts long!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A winning recipe, indeed! The blackberries came out perfectly tender and the dough crisped up just right. There aren't many baked desserts that bring summer to mind more than a homemade cobbler served warm oozing with fruit and topped with vanilla ice cream. The buttery crust and sweet blackberries make one delicious fruit dessert. Mmmm, we wish we had a piece right now!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(45 ratings)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best in show blackberry cobbler

  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar (splenda doesn't work well in this recipe)
  • 1 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c
    2% or whole milk
  • 2 c
    blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • note: if using frozen berries, thaw first, and save the juice.
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    cold tap water to cover
  • note: use the saved juice from the berries to add more flavor to the cobbler. if you don't have enough juice, use what you have then add water to make 1 cup of liquid to pour on top of the cobbler.

How To Make best in show blackberry cobbler

  • Ingredients for bottom layer of cake mixed together.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the bottom layer, beat the ingredients together using a mixer. It will be like a thick cake batter.
  • Batter poured into a dish.
    Spray the pan lightly with PAM then pour the batter into an 8 or 9-inch pan. Using a spatula spread the batter to the edges of the pan.
  • Layer of blackberries on top of the batter.
    For the top layer, place the blackberries on top of the batter in a single layer, covering the batter with the blackberries.
  • Sugar sprinkled over the blackberries.
    Sprinkle the sugar over the blackberries.
  • Pouring water into the pan.
    Then pour 1 cup cold tap water on top.
  • Dish placed on baking sheet in the oven.
    Place on cookie sheet (sometimes it bubbles over) and place on center rack in oven.
  • Inside of the Best in Show Blackberry Cobbler.
    Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour; until the top is brown and the center doesn't jiggle. Cool before serving.
  • Blackberry Cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
    Serve with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped topping.
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    This same recipe may be used with apples, apricots, or canned peaches. If these fruits are used, place them on the bottom of a greased pan, batter on top, then sugar and water over all.
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    You may substitute boysenberries, huckleberries, or blueberries for the blackberries.