Blackberry Cobbler by Becky

Becky posted 02-02-99

Blackberry Cobbler

4 c fresh blackberries*
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour (all purpose)
2 tbsp butter

1 c flour (all purpose)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c shortening
2 tbsp ice water

Combine the berries, sugar, and the 1/4 c of flour in a large bowl. Stir well until berries are coated, then spoon into an 8 inch square baking dish. Dot with butter.

Combine 1 c flour and the salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle the ice water evenly over the mixture. Stir with a fork unto all the dry ingredients are moistened. Shape the dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into an 8 inch square. Place the crust over the berries and seal the edges to the side of the dish. Cut slits in the crust.

Bake for 45 minutes at 375 or until the crust is golden brown. Serve warm (we like it with vanilla ice cream).
Makes 6 servings.

Frozen blackberries - 2 (16 oz) packages - may be used. Thaw completely before preparing.

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