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Blackberry Cobbler Bars

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

 
Raise your hand if you love cobblers!

Warm fruit surrounded by a cake or cookie-like topping accompanied by good-quality ice cream. I’ll have that any night of the week. Or for breakfast. Or lunch. Or a snack. Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed.

These Blackberry Cobbler Bars, brought to us by TK member Amber, is a delicious way to use those blackberries that you see around the grocery store this time of year. Confession: I had never baked with blackberries until I made this cobbler. This was a wonderful introduction. 

Let me show you how to make it for yourself (and for your friends, if you decide to share):

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Here are all of the ingredients that you’ll need: flour, sugar, salt, butter, eggs, brown sugar, sour cream, an orange, vanilla extract and (of course) blackberries.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Begin by cutting your (cold!) butter into cubes. Then put it back into the refrigerator to chill while you work on the rest of the cobbler.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Wash and drain your blackberries. 

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the topping: flour, sugar and salt.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Throw in the chilled butter cubes and toss to coat with flour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingertips until it looks like coarse crumbs. Raise your hand if you dislike cutting butter into flour.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Reserve 3/4 cup of the mixture.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Dump the rest into a greased or parchment-lined square baking pan.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Pat it down with your fingertips.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Bake in a 350ºF (175ºC) oven.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Now it’s time to make the filling. Start by beating a couple eggs in a large bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Add the sugar …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Brown sugar …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Sour cream…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Flour…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Pinch of salt…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Orange zest…

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

And vanilla extract. Give everything a good stir.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Toss in the blackberries and gently fold to combine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Pour over the baked crust.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Sprinkle the reserved topping over the filling.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Bake until golden and just set in the middle. Now for the hardest part: let the cobbler cool for one whole hour. Torture!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

I didn’t bake mine long enough and the center was rather gooey. I returned it to the oven for a few minutes and it was fine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Now comes the best part. Serve with good-quality ice cream or cream (or my favorite: BOTH).

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Blackberry Cobbler Bars. Guest post by Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up, recipe submitted by TK member Amber of Sprinkled with Flour.

Notes:

• I loved this cobbler, but next time I might try reducing the sugar in the crust/topping just a hair. 

• The orange flavor was awesome. I used the zest from the entire orange. You can use more or less according to your preference.

• Make sure you cook this cobbler long enough. I had to return mine to the oven for an extra 15 minutes or so. Then again, don’t overcook it—you want the filling to be a little gooey!

Thank you so much to Amber for sharing this recipe with us. You’ll definitely want to check our her blog, Sprinkled with Flour, for many more delicious recipes.

 
 

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Blackberry Cobbler Bars

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Description

Blackberry Cobbler Bars, filled with fresh berries, brown sugar and orange zest.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST AND TOPPING:
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 1-½ stick Butter, Chilled
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 6 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 8 ounces, weight Fresh Blackberries, Rinsed And Drained

Preparation Instructions

For the crust/topping: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes, and add to the flour mixture. Using a fork for pastry cutter, cut the butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 3/4 cup of the mixture to use as the topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan, and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.

For the filling: Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then add the white and brown sugar, sour cream, flour, salt, orange zest and vanilla extract. Gently fold in the berries and pour the mixture over the crust. Scatter the remaining flour mixture evenly over the filling and bake 35-45 minutes.

Cool for 1 hour before cutting into bars. Serve with fresh whipped cream, cold ice cream, or just eat straight from the pan!

Recipe Note: I only added a small amount of orange zest, because I didn’t want to overpower the fresh berries. If you want more orange flavor, add more zest.

 
 
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Newly-married Erica Kastner shares her wonderful recipes and amazing food photography on her blog, Buttered Side Up. She also writes about crafts and posts more of her beautiful photography in her personal blog, Simple Days. There really isn’t much that this amazing young wife and mother can’t do, and we’re thrilled she does some of it here.

 

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Angela Ritchey on 12.14.2013

I live in Montana, we have huckleberries. I used those instead of blackberries and it was absolutely fabulous. My husband is not a big dessert guy and I couldn’t keep him out of them. I give this a big ol 10. I will be adding this to my recipe box. Thank you.

KDRappo on 10.8.2013

There is no such thing as too much blackberry cobbler! Can’t wait to try this recipe. I just wanted to say, if you don’t own a pastry cutter, invest in a decent one. You will never regret to purchase. There are some tools you cannot do without.

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Erica Lea on 10.4.2013

Hope you enjoy, Ellie! I know I did. :D

Ellie on 10.2.2013

Looks quite yummy! Can’t wait to try it!