Monday, June 11, 2012

Blackberry Cobbler

At the end of every week I usually gather all of the berries or fruit left in our fridge and whip them into a cobbler. Unlike most baked goods, cobbler doesn't require a recipe. After making it hundreds of times with all kinds of berries, peaches, and apples, I can honestly say that it tastes delicious almost any way you make it. 
Although I usually prepare the crumble with old fashioned oats, when I began making the crumble this time, I realized we had run out of them. I decided to improvise and used a bunch of instant oatmeal (maple brown sugar) packets instead. The cobbler was the best we'd ever had it. Since the oats cooked instantly it created a thick, lumpy, and sugary texture for the cobbler that enhanced it's usual flavors.
18 oz blackberries
12 oz raspberries
16 oz blueberries 
2 lemons, freshly squeezed
1 c all purpose flour 
Crumble ingredients
6 Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar Packets 
1 stick margarine
1/2 c brown sugar 
* optional: 1 cup pecans or walnuts 
1. Preheat the oven to 375° and position a rack to the middle of the oven. In a large bowl rinse all the berries and dry. Add the lemon juice and flour, and toss gently with a spatula. In a large pie dish pour in the berry mixture. Bake for 50 minutes. 
2. In a medium size bowl mix the margarine, instant oatmeal packets, brown sugar, and nuts until fully combined and moist. 
2. Remove cobbler from the oven and top with crumble. sprinkle large clumps of crumble over the berries. bake for another 15 minutes, until margarine melts, berries begin to bubble and the top lightly browns. 
Bon App├ętit!

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