Blackberry Cobbler With Lemon-Rosemary Biscuit Topping

Nothing says comfort food like a classic cobbler dessert
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blackberry cobbler

Kentucky Derby

Nothing says comfort food like a classic cobbler dessert. This blackberry cobbler with lemon-rosemary biscuit topping is just what you need to end a Southern-style meal.

Recipe courtesy of David Danielson, executive chef of the Kentucky Derby.

2
Servings
1246
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the blackberry cobbler

  • 1 cup and 1/4 cup water, separate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pound fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 tablespoon corn starch

For the lemon-rosemary biscuit topping

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup chilled buttermilk

Directions

For the blackberry cobbler

In a medium-sized sauce pot combine 1 cup water, sugar, and blackberries. Cook until blackberries start to break down and syrup becomes sweet.

In a small bowl, mix corn starch and 1/4 cup water to make a slurry to thicken the cobbler filling. Add slurry to the blackberry mixture and cook until thickened.

Place cobbler filling in a cast-iron skillet.

For the lemon-rosemary biscuit topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest, rosemary, and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs. (The faster the better; you don't want the fats to melt.)

Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be slightly sticky.

Top your cobbler and bake until golden brown, about 13–15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
36g
40%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
206g
100%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
614µg
88%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
69mg
92%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
946µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
1401mg
100%
Choline, total
35mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
12g
48%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
235µg
59%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
252mg
79%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
417mg
60%
Selenium, Se
20µg
36%
Sodium, Na
1769mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
469g
17%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%