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The Weather Vane Blackberry Cobbler

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cups flour

Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds Marion blackberries
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Crust: Mix sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, buttermilk and 3/4 cup of flour to form a sticky dough.
  2. Spread remaining flour on a work surface and knead dough until most of the flour is incorporated and dough is manageable. Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into large pieces.
  3. Cover blackberry filling with dough, overlapping pieces, patchwork style.
  4. Filling: Mix all ingredients and put into prepared pan.
  5. Topping: Drizzle melted butter over dough and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake until crust is golden-brown and filling is bubbly, about 50 minutes.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Source: The Weather Vane, Mesa, Arizona