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Mango and Blackberry Cobbler

Mango and Blackberry Cobbler

What kind of fruit do you put in cobblers? I tend to use apples and cherries a lot, but will try ti mix it up with different berries from time to time, depending on what’s in season or what frozen berries I have in my freezer that need to be used up. I usually turn to berries by default, but realistically you can put just about any kind of fruit in a cobbler and turning to some fruits that are slightly off the beaten path will make for a great change of pace.

I used a combination of mangos, blackberries and apples in this cobbler. The mangos give it a great tropical twist. If you’re starting with a really ripe, soft mango, it will bake down a lot while it is in the over, so don’t expect to have pieces of mango as firm as the slices of apple in the finished cobber (the apple is added to this cobbler to ensure that the filling has a good texture). Instead, that mango will just lend its juice to a flowery, sweet cobbler base.

The batter for this cobbler is cake-like and a little on the plain side. It isn’t anything special on its own, but it showcases the fruits well. To make sure it got a little flavor of its own, I added vanilla to it and also mixed it up in the same bowl that the fruits marinated in before they were put into the baking dish. This added a hint of fruitiness to the cobbler batter, and had the additional benefit of leaving me with fewer bowls to wash.

Mango and Blackberry Cobbler
16oz fresh blackberries
16-oz fresh mango, cubed
1 medium apple, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine blackberries, mango, apples, cornstarch and sugar in a large bowl. Toss well and let stand for 2-3 minutes. Pour into an 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch square baking dish.
In the same bowl you used for the fruit, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour batter (should be similar to cake batter) over the fruit in an even layer.
Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes, until dark golden brown. The center will spring back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted into the cake will come out clean, just like a regular cake that is done. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Serves 6-8

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  • It is almost mango season here in Mexico, and I am anticipating having freshly picked mangoes to bake in a cobbler. This dish is one of the best ways to enjoy cooked fruit.

    May 14, 2010

    This weekend I was planning on making a Mango sorbet. Now I saw your cobbler which I may add some raspberries to. All depending if there’s a chill or not in the air…Mangos will certainly find themselves a place in one of these type recipes ;o)
    Thanks for sharing, Claudia

  • commonplaceiris
    May 14, 2010

    With my first purchase of local rhubarb this year I made rhubarb and raspberry cobbler this week which was delicious. My absolute favourite (which I’m already anticipating eagerly) is peach and raspberry in the late summer, possibly my favourite dessert in the world (which is surprising if you know how much I love chocolatey desserts). Mango sounds good though, would probably work well with peach and raspberry actually.

  • Joy
    May 15, 2010

    I love mangos but I never tried black berries and mangos. It looks great.

  • meegoh lifestyle
    May 16, 2010

    i would love to try this one. I’ll try to set time to bake this for my kids.

  • Love the fruit combo in this cobbler! I dont usually have mango like this, love it!

  • caroline
    May 17, 2010

    I’m always surprised that people bake with blackberries– seeing as how they’re so expensive, I prefer to savor them on their own! This does look delicious, though.

  • I usually do an apple and pear variety – but this looks perfect for summer! xxSAS

  • Jen
    May 17, 2010

    What a great combination! I made this tonight (with frozen blackberries) and it was great. Thanks!

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    May 18, 2010

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  • Aimee @ Simple Bites
    May 18, 2010

    We’re pretty partial to peaches in our cobbler, with plenty of whipped cream.

    However, I may be persuaded to try your version as it looks incredible!!

  • Deelish Dish
    May 19, 2010

    Blackberry cobbler is my favorite but I’ve never had mango in a warm dessert. Sounds intriguing.

  • RÅ«ta
    May 25, 2010

    Looks so tasty!

  • jf0716
    November 17, 2010

    hmmmm i love cobblers!!!
    im gonna try to make one…
    thanks nicole…

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