Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I think the addition of the honey in the cobbler makes this recipe just a little bit special. I found this recipe several years ago in a regional magazine. It was submitted by an elderly gentleman who said he knew it dated at least back to the late 1800's. Enjoy!
- 1 quart fresh blackberries
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup medium grind white cornmeal
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup wild honey
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Wash the berries and let them dry on paper towels.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Place the berries in a shallow 12x12" dish.
- Sprinkle with 1/4 c sugar.
- In a bowl, mix the cornmeal, 1/2 c sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add in the milk and melted butter.
- Use a large spoon to drop spoonfuls of this mixture on the berries.
- Spread the mixture, but do not cover the berries completely.
- Leave some berries showing.
- Make the sauce by mixing the honey, butter and lemon juice in a bowl.
- Drizzle the sauce over the cobbler.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour.
- Let the cobbler cool to room temperature before serving.
I was just a little leary of the cornmeal and no flour in this recipe but I needn't have been. Blackberries and cornmeal seem perfectly suited to each other as they both have a grainy, gritty texture. This is delicious and smells like heaven in the oven.