Iron Skillet Blackberry Cobbler: A Perfect Summer Delight

Nothing beats the sweet and tangy combination of fresh blackberries baked into a warm and comforting cobbler. When it comes to making a classic blackberry cobbler, using an iron skillet can take the dessert to a whole new level.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Sweet Cream Butter, Chilled and Cut Into Pieces
  • 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup +2 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup Fresh Blackberries

How To Make Iron Skillet Blackberry Cobbler:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prep a 9 inch cast iron skillet with non-stick baking spray. Add the pieces of chilled butter to the skillet.

Put the skillet in the oven until the butter melts.

Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir to mix.

Remove the skillet from the oven (if the butter has melted.) Add the batter to the skillet.

Sprinkle the blackberries on top of the crust.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. (Crust should be golden brown.) Serve warm.

Garnish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Becky’s Tips:

Choose ripe blackberries: The key to a flavorful cobbler lies in the quality of the blackberries. Opt for fresh, plump, and ripe berries. If fresh blackberries are not available, you can use frozen ones as well, but thaw them before using.

Adjust sweetness: Taste your blackberries before adding sugar. Depending on their natural sweetness, you may need to adjust the amount of sugar used in the recipe. Feel free to add a little more or less to suit your taste.

Customize the flavors: While the classic recipe calls for vanilla extract, you can experiment with other flavorings such as almond extract, cinnamon, or a hint of citrus zest to add a unique twist to your cobbler.

Serve it fresh: The cobbler is at its peak when served warm. The contrast between the hot blackberry filling and the cold ice cream is simply divine. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated, but the texture may change slightly.

Share the joy: This iron skillet blackberry cobbler is a crowd-pleaser. Consider making it for family gatherings, potlucks, or any special occasion. The rustic charm of the iron skillet and the burst of juicy blackberries are sure to impress your guests.

Conclusion:

The Iron Skillet Blackberry Cobbler is a classic dessert that combines the flavors of fresh blackberries with a soft and buttery topping. By following this recipe and incorporating Becky’s expert tips, you can create a delightful cobbler that will leave everyone craving for more. So grab your iron skillet, gather the finest blackberries, and get ready to enjoy a slice of warm and comforting heaven.

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