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.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert


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

Level of Difficulty

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

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