Blackberry and Cream Cheese Cobbler

Blackberry and Cream Cheese Cobbler

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup of all Purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 quarts whole blackberries, washed and drained
4 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces.

How to make it

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Melt butter and pour into 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.

In a medium sized bowl mix together the egg, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. I like to use a mixer so all the ingredients are well incorporated. Pour directly over the butter in the baking dish, but do not stir.

Add the blackberries, arranging them into a single layer as much as possible. Sprinkle cream cheese pieces over blackberries. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbling. The crust rises up and around the fruit, but fruit will still pop a little out of top.  You can use more fruit if you like, and change it up. Try it with fresh strawberries, or fresh peaches or raspberries.  I like to use a mix of berries, and have even gone as far as to use peaches and blackberries together.  You can also do this in the winter, using canned fruit or pie filling.  I made this with lemon pie filling and it was fabulous.