Prep Time 20 min

Cook Time 25 min


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar, divided

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cold butter

2 tablespoons boiling water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons cold water

1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil .

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water until the mixture evenly moist.

3. In a separate container, dissolve cornstarch in cold water. Combine remaining sugar, lemon juice and blackberries. Transfer to a cast iron skillet and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Drop dough by spoon into the skillet. Place the skillet on a baking sheet covered with aluminum.

4. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven until the crust golden.


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March 3, 2017