Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blackberry/Dewberry Cobbler with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping



Last week the boys and I spent a morning in the berry patch, picking berries.  While there, I told them that we'd make blackberry cobbler and blackberry jam from the berries when we got home.  They eagerly picked munched in anticipation while I spent the morning filling a bucket with blackberries, blueberries, and dewberries.  In case you've never heard of them, dewberries are like smaller, more tender blackberries.  I actually like them even better than the blackberries.

Once we got home, I rinsed all the berries and got to work.  I used the same recipe for cobbler passed on to me by my mom.  You know the one.  Where you melt a stick of butter in the pan in the oven, then mix up 2 cups each of self-rising flour, sugar, and milk.  Pour that on the butter and then toss on your berries and bake at 350* for an hour.  It's one of those classic, never fail type recipes.  My mom always made it with peaches.
 The dessert was pretty close to perfect when it came out of the oven.  Gorgeous juicy ripened berries, lightly browned edges, the smell of sweetness.  It just needed one thing to top it off.  A dollop of COOL WHIP whipped topping. 
 I've never made such a fresh blackberry cobbler before, because I've never picked my own blackberries.  After tasting it, I can say that I'll definitely be repeating this!  I love the COOL WHIP because it's light and fluffy and doesn't overwhelm the flavor of the berries in any way.  Indeed, it just seems to accent an excellent farm fresh dessert.
 My boys loved getting to sample the fruits of my their hardworking berry picking efforts.  They adore COOL WHIP and were excited to see it on top.
 Other than 'yum yum' noises, there wasn't a lot of talking going on during dessert.  They were way too busy eating.
As a busy mom, I like that COOL WHIP is an easy touch to give a simple dessert that extra oomph.  A homemade blackberry cobbler with a dollop of COOL WHIP like this?  I dare to say - better than anything we could've hoped for in a restaurant.  Perfection!

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34 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Boy does that look tantalizing! I think I'll have to get more details on that recipe!!!...:)JP

Emily said...

Oh, yum! That cobbler is perfection!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks delicious! How fun it must have been to pick your own berries!

andy said...

Ok that looks yummy! !! Real yummy! Have a great day

Barbara said...

That does look yummy. I wish, oh how I wish that they had cool-whip in Europe. I can't tell you how much I miss it! I think I need a more detailed recipe for that cobbler! ;)

Nancy Claeys said...

That looks so good! Neat to use the berries that you picked for this dessert. :)

Jill said...

Ok...I'm drooling now.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

THIS LOOKS AMAZING-PINNING IT!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

If I were eating some of that, I would be making yum yum noises, too! It looks delicious!!

Another reason to start cooking! :-)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Yummo! Glad the boys enjoyed "picking" the fruit that went in their dessert! But it looks like eating dessert was more fun!

the cuby poet said...

I am curious as Blackberries in the hedgerows aren't ripe here until late August/early September and we are on about the same latitude.Great looking cobbler.

Ronda said...

Berry picking with your children had to be memorable! And such great desserts! Have you read the children's book BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL? With bears in your neighborhood (?!), it's a perfect book to share with young children at berry-picking time. It's an older book, but a real classic!

TexWisGirl said...

i almost skipped this post, just seeing your title - i knew you were going to kill me!!! LOVE bb cobbler!

Debbie said...

ooohhh that looks so good!!! Your boys are adorable!!!

Maple Lane said...

I know those berries were delicious and the photos of your boys are precious. We enjoy Cool Whip, too, but lately I cannot find the sugar free CW in any stores. Perhaps, they have discontinued it. (hubby is diabetic) I would make him sugar-free chocolate pudding with CW on top!

EG CameraGirl said...

Mmmmm. Your kids have convinced me that I NEED some blueberry cobbler NOW!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I am so jealous right now! We still have a couple more weeks before our blackberries are ready to pick. I freeze mine for cobblers and also make jam...and a bottle or two of wine is made from them also ;)

I agree 100% about cool whip...it is a nice touch to ANY dessert!

Sandy said...

Oh that looks good! I love cool whip too. I buy it on sale and freeze it so I have it when I need it.

Fat Bottom Farm said...

I use that SAME recipe! It's my all time favorite no fail always perfect recipe with blueberries, blackberries, peaches, everything :D
I think I might go upload a photo to Cool Whip right now...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Heart---I love cobbler... Seeing the boys eat the cobbler with that delicious cool whip on it makes me HUNGRY.... Dang it!!!!! Did you save me a bite?????? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Tracy said...

Oh wow Lisa, that looks yummy! I am with you regarding Cool Whip--don't want to do without it. Your boys are certainly enjoying their work! So I guess hard work DOES pay off :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Well those boys of yours are sure enjoying the cobbler. Looks good.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That looks so good!

Maple Lane said...

me again.....we went to the local farmer's market this afternoon and I bought blueberries to try your cobbler recipe - THX!

Chatty Crone said...

That looks so awesome - I want some! sandie

cat said...

Love the pictures!
When I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I went through a trimester of craving where I ate a small container of Cool Whip (right out of the tub) almost every day.

Jessica said...

I have never heard of dewberries!!

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Michelle said...

The boys do look like they are really enjoying this! I don't think I have ever had any dewberries.

SweetMarie said...

blackberry cobbler is on of my favorites! Yours looks delicious!!!

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
Your triple berry cobbler does look delicious! And I always use Cool Whip too.
The little guys sure made good helpers. Did they eat more than they saved?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh it looks so good.
Our berries are not ripe until August or September also.
love
tweedles

Valerie said...

My sisters and I used to sneak bites of Cool Whip right out of the container. We liked it better than ice cream!

I'd like dewberries better too. We have blackberry vines in our yard and the seeds can be a bit overwhelming sometimes.

This recipe here looks so good!!! I'll be trying it(with rhubarb, perhaps?)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks delicious. I love blackberries they are my favorite berry.

Jen said...

Oh man, that looks SOOO good!!