Thursday, September 07, 2006


I made this cobbler on Labor Day for the BBQ with our neighbors. It is by far the best cobbler I have ever tasted. What makes it great is the macaroon-like topping. It's got texture, flavor, and looks. Plus it's obscenely easy to make!

Summer Blackberry Cobbler
8 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen (slightly thawed if frozen)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant tapioca
Juice of 1/2 a lime
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375. Toss berried with sugar, tapioca, lime juice, and salt in a bowl. Spoon into a 2-qt baking dish.

Combine flour, coconut, sugar, pecans, baking powder, and salt in a second bowl. Using your fingertips, knead in the butter until incorporated. Mixture should look like coarse sand.

Blend in the egg, then arrange topping over the berries in clumps, covering them evenly. Bake the cobbler for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden and crisp, and filling is thick and bubbly. Cool on a rack for at least 1 hour before serving.

Also, this is my first submission for Love Thursday. And after you try this scrumptious dessert, you will love me for posting the recipe!


Girl con Queso said...

Yum! I'll try it. But tapioca? Really?

Katie said...

So, um, what would it take to have you make this when we come to visit next weekend? No pressure. You know, just asking.

Are your new friends totally smacking themselves that they didn't bring you cookies when they moved in because you are so witty and fun to be around?

Gammie said...

I can vouch for's AWESOME! Had a dish of it yesterday and it's yummy. Can't belive this kid of mine can cook the way she does. She sure didn't get it from me!

Gina said...

I bet your new friends were totally impressed! Can't wait to try it. I already love you for posting it!