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Blackberry Cobbler

Bake this wonderful cobbler when fresh blackberries arrive. Many people enjoy picking them in the wild in Texas, but plenty of fresh blackberries are available in farmers markets and supermarkets. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and your sweet tooth will be satisfied.

Ingredients:
  • 8 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • pastry for double-crust pie; see Standard Pie Pastry
Preparation:
  1. 8 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
  2. 1-1/4 cups sugar
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  6. 2 tablespoons orange juice
  7. 1/3 cup butter
  8. pastry for double-crust pie; see Standard Pie Pastry

Note: A lattice crust is not mandatory. If you opt for a plain crust, be sure to cut out three or more dime-sized holes to vent. Unless you have a favorite pastry recipe of your own, our Standard Pie Pastry is great for cobblers.

More cobbler recipes from Texas Cooking: Grandma's Peach Cobbler, Blueberry Cobbler, Fruit Cobbler.

Kitchen tools you'll need :
8-inch Square Baking Dish, Rolling Pin, Saucepan or Dutch Oven .

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