Monday, October 20, 2014

Blackberry Buckle

I had the very last of this season's blackberries tucked away in the freezer, so I decided to make this Blackberry Buckle today.  It's a nice little dessert and a great way to use up those berries. 

Did you know? Buckles are similar to cobblers, but called a buckle because the berries are sprinkled on top and the cake "buckles" under the weight. This recipe has been in my family for many years, with the original recipe coming from my mother's 1950's Betty Crocker Cookbook. It's definitely an "oldie but a goodie."

What you'll need to make Blackberry Buckle:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Mixing spoon
  • 9-inch pie pan/baking dish or 6 nine oz ramekins

1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen, rinsed and dried
2 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish.

Whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

With a large wooden spoon, mix in the milk and melted butter, stirring until just incorporated.

Spray a 9-inch pie pan or 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and pour in the batter. Sprinkle the blackberries over the top evenly.

Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon of the sugar and place in the oven for 40 minutes.

Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar and continue baking 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Cooks note - the ramekins take just as long to bake due to their depth. You may easily substitute blueberries or raspberries for the blackberries.

Yield: 1 - 9-inch pie pan/baking dish, or 6 - 9-oz. individual ramekins

As also seen on Meal Plan Monday



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  1. oooo!! this recipe just screams Spring/Summer tastiness!!!! Cant wait to make some for us here - thanks!

  2. I love the simplicity of this delicious dessert! It's perfect for Easter morning!

  3. Oh, Mary this looks utterly delicious, do you think frozen blueberries work well here? I have some blueberries in my freezer! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I can't wait for the berries to come in out here. That looks delicious!

  5. I love blackberries and this Buckle is a beauty!

  6. My husband's Grandmother gave me this recipe years ago but she called it "Mountain Pie". This has been my go to cobbler recipe since. Nothing compares in my opinion!

  7. This looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to make it.

  8. You've got amazing baking skills! Love this recipe!

  9. I've always wondered why they're called buckles... Now I know! This looks absolutely divine, Mary!

  10. Can you use splenda in place of the sugar?

  11. Can you substitute blackberries and use blueberry pie filling instead. ? I probably will try it and it may not be pretty but it should taste kinda good. Thanks for sharing this recipe. **