8.12.13 Turning 50! and Blackberry Jiffy Cobbler

No, not me.  I'm still a spring chick. ;)  

My husband turned 50 a few days ago. He's very proud of the fact that no one can believe he's 50.  ;)  He doesn't look it.  Most people think he is in his early 40s.  Getting an AARP card in the mail put a nice dent in his ego, though. Lol.

My daughter wanted to make him his favorite blackberry cobbler, so we pulled out my grandmother's (Nanny's) super easy cobbler recipe.  This one is more of a cake-cobbler, I guess.  Doesn't have the traditional pie-type crust.  Top it with vanilla ice cream and you have an awesome treat!

Nanny's recipe that I copied down:

You put a melted stick of butter in the bottom of a cake pan, then mix together 1 cup each of sugar, flour and milk.  Add 2 T of baking powder and a pinch of salt.  Add that mixture to the butter and stir together.  

In a saucepan on the stove put a package of frozen blackberries.  (can use fresh if you have them)  Cover them with water.  Add 2 cups of sugar.  Stir.  Turn up the heat until it starts boiling, and then turn it down and let it simmer.  Simmer until fruit begins to soften, and the juice starts turning thicker and syrupy. If the juice doesn't taste sweet enough to you, add more sugar until it tastes the way you like it. 

Once juice is thick and sweet enough, pour it into the pan on top of the flour/sugar mixture. 

Bake on 350 until the crust firms up and turns light brown.  

This can also be made with other fruits. 

And it makes turning 50 just a little bit sweeter. ;)


  1. Oh my...this bring back memories for me! Love blackberry cobbler and dumplings. My granny used to make them. I so wish I had some of this right now! It might cure this sweet tooth I have...lol! Happy Birthday to your hubby....you are right, he doesn't look 50!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

    1. I'll tell him you said so. Might take away some of the sting left by the AARP card. Lol!

  2. Oh yum, cobbler! Happy Birthday to your husband, 50's still young! My mom used to make great peach cobbler, this post brings back cherished memories! Thanks.

    Have a beautiful blessed day, Theresa @ Finding Grace, Going Mobile

    1. There's nothing better than cobbler! So homey and filling.