Blackberry Cobbler

I know it’s late September. In fact, Thursday is the fall equinox (in case you were wondering). So, really, why am I posting about blackberries, that oh-so-succulent fruit of summer (especially in Oregon, where the Himalayan blackberry grows everywhere)?

Answer: …I guess I don’t have an excuse. Unless you see this recipe as a last, longing look back at the sun-filled days of summer.

But anyway, if you happen to have some frozen berries (or bought fresh ones from Mexico or wherever), and need a way to get rid of them, look no further than this recipe.


Blackberry filling

About 6 cups of blackberries

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons tapioca starch (or Minute Tapioca in the red box, to thicken)

1 tablespoon potato starch, to thicken

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (if a tarter flavor is desired, feel free to use more)

Cobbler dough

2/3 cup brown rice flour

1/4 cup potato starch

3 tablespoons tapioca starch

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dairy-free vegetable shortening

1/2 cup vegan vanilla yogurt


1 tablespoon dairy-free vegetable shortening

2 tablespoons sugar, sprinkled


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 11 by 7-inch or 8 by 8-inch baking dish.

2. For the filling, combine the blackberries, sugar, tapioca and potato starches, and lime juice. Let sit about 15 minutes.

3. To make the dough, whisk together the flour, starches, sugar, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Add the shortening. Using two knives, cut the shortening and mix until you have a coarse meal. Add the vegan yogurt and stir.

4. Pour the blackberries into the baking dish. Dot the top with the shortening.

5. Dot or spread the dough over the berries. Sprinkle with the sugar.

6. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the fruit is bubbling up and the top is golden brown. Let rest about 40 minutes before serving so that the berry mix congeals.


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Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.


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