♪♬♭♫♪”Well they ran though the briars, and they ran though the brambles, and they ran though the places where the rabbits wouldn’t go…..♪♬♭♫♪”I love me some fresh Blackberries, and will go to great lengths to get my hands on them, and they grow all up and down our street here in Suwanee, just like they did in Big Sur when I was a kid, and during the summer, we have some sweet spots, to go get loads of them. But alas, it’s winter and the frozen section, of the grocery store, will have to do! I do a Cobbler very differently than a southerner would, I do it like a Coffee cake and let it turn itself, inside out, which I learned by accident, even better! A typical Cobbler the fruit, is on the bottom, and the dough goes on top. But while experimenting one day, I found out, it will do this all by itself! So you put it together like a coffee cake, and the rest is a piece of cake, ha ha, and it ends up, with the dough on top and the Blackberries and Walnut Streusel, end up, all through the Cobbler! So cool, sometimes called a slump or grunt, (which are actually steamed), this is cooked exposed to the heat, making the top all Golden Brown, it’s the most delectable treat!!!! I do this with Fat Free Sour Cream, and 1/2 sugar 1/2 Splenda, so it’s low fat, and lower sugar, than most of the store bought goodies, making it one of my personal favs!
No big long stories, just some down home, on the farm, get down to biz, cookin’!!!

Preheat oven to 350ºF
Grease a 13x9x2″ pan
Whisk together:
3 cups All purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Splenda
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
Beat in a lg. Bowl:
4 eggs
2 cups Fat Free Sour Cream
2 tsp Vanilla
In another Bowl Put 24 oz Thawed Frozen Blackberries
2 TBLS Corn Starch
3 TBLS Sugar or Splenda

mix to cover berries, set aside
Make Streusel:
4 TBLS Flour
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 stick Butter cut in Pieces
1/2 cup Walnuts
pinch of salt
Blend in a chopper till it resembles course crumbs, Add Walnuts
and chop in spurts until nuts are chopped but don’t turn them into mush. Set aside.
Add Flour mixture to Sour Cream egg mixture, mixing by hand just until incorporated, over mixing will toughen dough, Spread batter in greased pan, top with Blackberries, and then Streusel.
Bake for one hour, a convection oven will help with browning, but it will brown on its own, you may turn the temp up, to 375 for the last 15 minutes.
Let cool for about 15-20 minutes, serve warm, with, Vanilla Ice Cream or Cool Whip Free!!!!

And as always, Enjoy!!!
© Jennifer Green Alger 2010