What could be better than Blackberry Cobbler? Blackberry Cobbler with ice cream of course! Restaurateur and reality-TV star Lisa Vanderpump has the best recipe for my favorite dessert a la mode Beverly Hills-style, which I follow to a tee.


·      1½ lbs. (4 cups) fresh blackberries (I get mine from the street vendor outside my apt)

·      2 tbsp. sugar

·      1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

·      2 tsp. cornstarch

·      1 cup flour

·      1 cup light brown sugar

·      1/8 tsp. salt

·      1 stick cold butter, diced

·      2 cups vanilla ice cream


1. Preheat oven to 375º.

2. Toss blackberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch in a bowl, then divide among six 8-oz. ramekins.

3. Whisk together flour, brown sugar and salt. Incorporate butter using a pastry blender or fingers until mixture appears sandy with a few pea-size clumps. Distribute evenly over blackberries.

4. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven, top each ramekin with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve immediately.



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