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Blackberry Scone Cobbler

Makes 1 cobbler

Popular during the second world war, the scone like topping of a cobbler works well on both sweet or savoury dishes. If you can gather wild blackberries from the hedgerow, why not make this into a lovely autumn treat and serve warm with cream or custard.

Free from Soya, Nuts


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Blackberry Base

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Tip the blackberries into a 1lt/2pt ovenproof dish.
  3. Peel, core and finely dice the apples and add them to the dish.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar over the fruit, add the water and stir to combine.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes.

Cobbler Scone Topping

  1. Put the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.
  2. Chop the butter into small cubes and add them to the bowl.
  3. Using a fork or pastry blender, work the butter cubes and flour together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the milk to form a soft, spongy mass of dough.
  5. Remove the fruit from the oven and drop 6 spoons of the dough onto the fruit.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes.


1lt/2pt ovenproof dish, pastry blender and mixing bowl


180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

10 minutes + 35-40 minutes
I love this recipe. I make bramble jelly this time of year to gift to family and friends and always pick enough blackberries for a few desserts. This cobbler is so easy to make and has less calories than a crumble. We’ve tried it warm and cold, and with cream, custard and ice cream - always a hit! Thank you Doves Farm.
By Heather Green
16 Aug 2020

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