Oregon is renowned for its abundant berry farms, and marionberries are a true gem of the region. Bursting with sweet-tart flavors, marionberries are the star ingredient in this rustic cobbler that captures the essence of Oregon’s bountiful harvest. Imagine a warm, juicy marionberry filling topped with a golden, buttery crust – a combination that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Join us as we guide you through the simple steps to create this delectable Oregon Marionberry Cobbler, a dessert that celebrates the flavors of the Pacific Northwest.
For the filling:
- 5 cups fresh or frozen marionberries
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
For the crust:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 1/4 cup milk
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
- In a large bowl, gently toss together the marionberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and lemon zest until the berries are evenly coated. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Transfer the marionberry filling to the greased baking dish, spreading it out into an even layer.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt for the crust.
- Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture and use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Pour in the milk and stir until the dough comes together.
- Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the marionberry filling, covering it as evenly as possible.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let the cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the Oregon Marionberry Cobbler warm, and optionally, pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence.