Crockpot Berry Cobbler

This takes only a few minutes prep, and the results are fabulous.   If you're in a real hurry, substitute 2 -3 cans of your favorite pie filling for the berry filling.  This is actually good enough for company!



            8  Servings


3/4   cup sugar

2      tablespoons flour

       pinch salt

4      tablespoons butter, cut up

1      tablespoon orange zest


2      pounds mixed berries, or 2 16 ounce packages

        frozen mixed berries (without sugar)

       (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)



1      cup flour

3/4   cup sugar

1      teaspoon baking powder

1/2   teaspoon salt

1/2   teaspoon cinnamon

1/4   teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

2      eggs

2      tablespoons milk

2      tablespoons vegetable oil



     In a large microwaveable bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and salt; stir in the butter and orange zest.  Add the blackberries and toss to coat.  Microwave on high 5 minutes; stir well and microwave an additional 5 minutes until the blackberries are partially cooked and the juices are thickened slightly; set aside while preparing crust.

     Crust:  Mix all crust ingredients until smooth.  Spread evenly in the bottom of a well-greased 5 quart crock pot.  Pour the berry filling on top.  Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into batter comes out clean.  Turn cooker off, uncover, and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.  Serve with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.