Thursday, July 2, 2009

Blackberry Buckle

This homey dessert can be made with blueberries or raspberries instead.
Taste of Home
SERVINGS: 9-12
CATEGORY: Dessert METHOD: Baked
TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar, divided
1 egg, beaten
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter

Directions:
In a large bowl, cream the shortening and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.

Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Toss the blackberries with lemon juice; sprinkle over batter. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and remaining sugar and flour; cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over berries.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 9-12 servings.