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April 06, 2012

Mrs. Ross's Blackberry Cobbler | Baking with Emma

Mike is often requesting that I try to replicate recipes from his parents' neighbor, Mrs. Ross.  Mrs. Ross does a lot of entertaining for their neighborhood family - we are often there for Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving.  He's always describing certain recipes she makes - the 'best' green beans, chocolate sheet cake, and blackberry cobbler.  I found some great looking blackberries so I told him I wanted to try to make a cobbler like Connie's.

Me : "What is it like exactly"
Mike : "It is a cobbler, but it doesn't have a crumbly top."
Me : "So, is it like a dumpling topping?  Like biscuits?"
Mike : "It is more like a cake.  But with berries."
Me : "Like berries on the bottom with cake batter on top?"
Mike : "No, the berries are on top.  Actually, they are in the middle, too."  
Me : "I think I'll just call your Mom."

Berry Cobbler
from Connie Ross's Kitchen

*I had 3 cups of berries, so I made 1 1/2 of this recipe, which filled a pie plate perfectly.

1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 to 2 cups berries sweetened to taste

Melt butter until it starts to brown.
Pour into 1-1/2 qt baking dish.
Mix flour, sugar & baking powder with milk. 
Pour over melted butter.
Spread sweetened fruit over melted butter & batter.

Bake about 30 min @ 350 degrees.

Serves 4-6


I put in 3 tablespoons of sugar for 3 cups of berries.

Melted butter into the pan.

Mix together dry ingredients and milk.

Pour it into the pan with the butter.

Then top with sugared berries.

Done.  I can't believe how easy!

Ready for the oven.  I baked it a bit longer - almost 35 minutes because of the larger size of recipe.

Baked and beautiful.
Just needs a sprinkling of sugar and some vanilla ice cream.


  1. Sounds yummy. Love your photography!

    Do you take the pictures of yourself (with time delay), or does someone take them for you?

    Emma is sooo cute!

  2. This turned out so pretty - I will have to try it! Looks delicious too! Your little girl is precious - have a great holiday weekend!

  3. This is a new 'set-up' for me... the set by step with me in the frame. Note that I never have my face/hair/head because I never want to get ready! I have been taking them myself with a 10 second delay. I'm going to invest in a remote asap!

  4. Ronda3:02 PM

    I just found your site for the first time and love it. I have been looking through your blog and saw your pictures from your honeymoon. My husband and I are planning on visiting some of those same areas so I would be grateful if I could get in touch with you to get more information about your trip. I would like to start planning our trip very soon. Thanks!

  5. Jenny: Emma - OMG - she is such a lovebug, oh yeah, the pie looks really great, I must try it.

  6. Hi,
    This looks like a great recipe. I will have to try it. Love your photography.

  7. As always, a beautiful presentation of the recipe and Emma! Everything is always photographed so well. I also enjoy the photographs of your town and your trips. I am from New England (Newton Ctre) but live in another state now so I really appreciate seeing familiar places. This is a recipe I will definitely try.

  8. Anonymous1:22 PM

    I'm definitely going to try this for tomorrow! Jenny - your sweet girl is just the most precious!!!!! I could eat her too!!!! Hoppy Easter and blessings to you!


  9. I just made this for my boyfriend and I. It's wonderful! Thank you!

  10. Emma is a little cutie patootie! Could you tell me where you found that pretty blue apron? Is it Williams Sonoma?

  11. Beautiful recipe and beautiful baby! :)

  12. such a beautiful creation! love it!

  13. Jconroy2:43 PM

    I've made this twice in the last week (once for my family & once for a couple who just brought home their new baby boy!). It was a success both times. This is an easy and delicious recipe, not to mention... a recipe that makes the baker look like a pro (which is always an added bonus!). Thanks Jenny!

  14. I have made this twice now and it comes out kind of soupy. What am I doing wrong?

  15. Anonymous9:52 PM

    I you saw the movie Steel Maganolias and remember one of the main characters mentioning the recipe: "Cup-a, cup-a, cup-a" - this was it. You halved it. Fortunately I learned this one shortly before our marriage and I may just be the same age as Mrs. Ross. This is Southern Cooking at its easiest!

  16. Just wondering about using other fruit with this recipe?? I have frozen peaches from last summer and would like to make something with them...can I sub the peaches in for the berries?? I saw the next recipe for the individual peach cobblers, but wanted to make something larger with them with company coming...any suggestions would be great! Thanks!!

  17. Muskokangirl- Yes, I made this recipe with peaches last weekend and it was so great!


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