Blackberry Bacon Cobbler

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I think I may have been watching a bit too much Epic Meal Time when I made this!  I'd been picking blackberries during my lunch breaks, and trying to decide just what to do with them, when at the grocery store, I heard the bacon calling to me . . .

I combined my mom's cobbler recipe with that delicious mana from a pig's belly, and came up with this delightful little treat!

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Step 1: Ingredients

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This requires only six ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3-5 cups of blackberries 
  • 18-20 strips of bacon
  • About a cup of brown sugar

Step 2: Make Bacon Bits

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First off, we need some well done bacon to crumble into the topping.

Simple cook three or four strips of bacon until they are well done, and cool them on a plate with a paper towel.  When cooled, crumble or run them through a food processor.

Step 3: Make the Topping

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Mix the flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Soften the butter and fold it in to the dry ingredients.  Mix it well until it's lumpy, it should stick together if you squeeze it but crumble easily.  If it seems too dry add a bit of water, but be careful, just add it a teaspoon at a time.

Finally, stir in the crumbled bacon and set aside.  

Step 4: Weave the Bacon

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I learned this from Epic Meal Time:  bacon weave!

Honestly, this whole recipe started as an excuse for me to make one of these.

On a foil lined baking sheet, lay out 7-8 strips of bacon side by side.  Along one edge, fold every other strip of bacon back a bit, and lay another strip of bacon along this edge and fold the strips back over it.  

The strips it is laying along should now alternate over-under-over-under.  From the other side of the weave, fold all the under strips back, all the way to the perpendicular bacon strip.  Lay another strip next to it, fold the strips back over, and then fold back all the new under strips.  Repeat until you've got a weave!

ccavute2 years ago
eewww. .bacon with ice cream. ...

Bacon with ice cream is, although odd sounding, very tasty. A restaurant in Buffalo, Wyoming serves a maple bacon ice cream that is wonderful. If you like the salty/sweet flavor of salted caramels, then bacon and ice cream should be no surprise.

depotdevoid (author)  ccavute2 years ago
I know, I know, but it's actually delicious!
SpankyO1 year ago

OK I'm going to make this as soon as i can get some fresh BlackBerry.. I'm always being told, that things just don't sound right together, but taste Great. And thinking of your Brilliant Mind and Taste-buds here.. I have to say I'm Amazed. Thank you, and will post back as soon as I make this Wonderful Treat

depotdevoid (author)  SpankyO1 year ago

Awesome, let me know how it turns out!

lmccurdy2 years ago
I just found your projects because I was looking for letterboxing... so of course I had to look at the rest of your instructables. How serendipitous that I just came home with about 4 pounds of juicy, luscious blackberries... lol. I can't decide whether to start trying to carve a stamp, or bake this cobbler first! Decisions, decisions... Thank you for inspiring me on several different levels :)
depotdevoid (author)  lmccurdy2 years ago
Totally awesome, I'd love to see the results of both!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
The heart says no but belly says MOAR COBBLR PLZ!!
Oh my! That is amazing :D
depotdevoid (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Penolopy!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
I just had breakfast but now I want to grab my teeth in this delicious recipe!!! WOW!
depotdevoid (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thanks Mario!
You are welcome!
Ninzerbean2 years ago
This looks so delicious, I'm off to the grocery store right now! I can't make it this week but when I do I will post a photo. Yummers,
depotdevoid (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
Awesome, looking forward to pictures and a review!
EaglesNest2 years ago
Looking at this my mouth waters and my arteries hurt.... ;)
depotdevoid (author)  EaglesNest2 years ago
Mission accomplished!