Lisa's Blackberry Cobbler

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

We tasted this homemade fresh fruit cobbler while visiting the Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton.

Lisa's Blackberry Cobbler
The freshest, sweetest berries make this cobbler irresistible.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups ripe berries and/or peeled, pitted, and sliced stone fruit
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 14 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 14 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. salt
  • 12 lb. chilled butter, cut in small pieces
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Put berries and/or fruit in a large mixing bowl, then add lemon juice, lemon rind, ¾ cup of the sugar, ¼ cup of the flour, and ¼ tsp. of the cinnamon and mix together by tossing gently. Spread fruit mixture in a deep baking pan and bake until berries are hot and bubbling, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together remaining 2 cups flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Use two knives or a pastry cutter to work butter into flour mixture until it is the consistency of coarse meal.
  3. Beat milk and eggs together in a small bowl, then add to flour mixture and stir with a fork until just mixed. Spread flour mixture evenly over berries.
  4. Mix together remaining 2 tbsp. sugar and ¼ tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over top of cobbler. Bake until golden, about 25 minutes.