Blackberry and apple cobbler

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Blackberry and apple cobbler
This is a tasty, easy dessert to make - it's different to crumble and great way to use up fruit. 

500g blackberries (hulled and cleaned)
500g eating apples (cored, peeled and sliced in thick slices)
Rind of 1 Lemon
15g (1 tbsp) caster sugar


Cobbler Topping:
225g self raising flour
50g butter at room temperature
Pinch of mixed spice
30g (2 tbsp) caster sugar
150ml milk

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 and lightly grease an ovenproof dish.

Put the apples, blackberries, sugar and lemon rind into a large saucepan over a low heat. Simmer for about 12-15 minutes, stirring often until the fruit is tender.

To make the topping:

Sieve the flour and mixed spice into a bowl.

Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add in the sugar and stir well.

Add in milk and mix to a soft dough - you may not need it all.

Empty onto a floured surface and roll out. You are looking for a 1cm thickness approximately.

Cut out 12 rounds using a 5cm scone cutter.

Pour the fruit mixture into the greased ovenproof dish. Place the scones on top, slightly over lapping around the outside of the dish.

Brush the tops with a milk.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until scones have nicely golden brown and well risen.

Serve immediately with cream or vanilla icecream.

Serves
8

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert

Cuisine
American

Special Info
Nut free, Egg free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

It's possible to use this recipe for different fruit - substitute the blackberries with blueberries if available. 

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