Eddie's Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8 servings
for the crust
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Tablespoons shortening, cold and cut into small chunks
  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small chunks
  • 8 Tablespoons ice water
for the filling
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons minute tapioca
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (It totally depends on how much you love nutmeg!)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 6 heaping cups fresh blackberries (Frozen is OK, but you’ll need to thaw them first.)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  1. To make the crust, combine the flour, 2 Tablespoons sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add shortening, and pulse until combined. Add butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Add water and pulse until dough comes together. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 30 minutes.
  2. To make the filling, combine sugar, cornstarch, tapioca, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Add blackberries and toss to coat. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 10″ dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray. Divide the pastry dough into three pieces. Roll the first piece out into a circle about ⅛″ thick, and use a knife or pizza wheel to cut the dough into strips. Lay the dough strips on the bottom of the dutch oven in a criss-cross pattern. Top with half of the berry mixture. Repeat the criss-cross pattern with another layer of dough, then top with the remaining blackberries. Cut the 2 Tablespoons butter into small pieces and scatter them over the top of the berries. Roll out the last piece of dough, cut into strips, and form a final criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle granulated sugar over the top layer of crust, and place cobbler in oven. Bake about 1 hour, until the top is golden and the fruit is thickened and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving and eating. Tastes great with vanilla ice cream!
Recipe by Lulu the Baker at https://luluthebaker.com/eddies-old-fashioned-blackberry-cobbler/