Meme's Blackberry Cobbler
This delicious cobbler recipe is courtesy of Virginia Willis and can be found in her cookbook, "Bon Appetit, Y'all."
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 4 cups fresh blackberries
- 1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Whipped cream, creme fraiche, or ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet or ovenproof baking dish, in the oven, 5 to 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, place blackberries in a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash blackberries to release their juices. If blackberries are tart, sprinkle with sugar.
In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1 cup sugar, milk, and vanilla extract; mix until well combined. Remove skillet from oven and add melted butter to flour mixture; stir to combine. Pour mixture into skillet and pour blackberries and their juices into the center.
Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the batter comes out clean, about 1 hour. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature with whipped cream, creme fraiche, or ice cream.