Many of us know cobbler to be a jammy fruit base with a baked biscuit topping, the method we use for our classic Blueberry Cobbler. However, in the Lone Star State, they start with the batter on the bottom and the fruit on top. This version is more dense and cake-like than the traditional recipe, but don’t take our word for it: Make both versions to find out if you like your berries on the top or the bottom.
Follow these steps to make a cobbler fit for a Texan:
1. First, melt butter right in the baking pan. It gives the finished cobbler rich, crisp edges.
2. Next, pour the batter into the baking pan over the melted butter.
3. Finally, scatter on the mashed berries. In the oven, the batter rises over the berries.
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