Berries for Health: Blackberry Cobbler

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<p>Any summer berry (or a combination of berries) works for this easy dessert. <em>Serves 4 to 6.</em>
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<p>• 1?2 cup sugar<br />
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch<br />
• 4 cups fresh or frozen blackberries, partially thawed<br />
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice<br />
• 1?2 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br />
• 1?4 teaspoon ground nutmeg<br />
• 1?2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br />
• 1?2 cup all-purpose flour<br />
• 1?2 cup whole wheat flour<br />
• 1 tablespoon sugar<br />
• 1 1?2 teaspoons baking powder<br />
• 1?2 teaspoon salt<br />
• 2 tablespoons butter<br />
• 1?2 cup buttermilk<br />
• 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, as needed<br />
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar<br />
• Vanilla ice cream<br />
• Mint sprigs, for garnish</p>
<p>1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan. Stir in blackberries and next 4 ingredients; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour into an 8-inch-square baking dish.</p>
<p>2. Pulse all-purpose flour and next 4 ingredients in a food processor 3 or 4 times or until combined. Add butter, and pulse 5 or 6 times. With processor running, gradually add buttermilk; process just until blended. Add milk, if necessary, to make dough moist, but not wet.</p>
<p>3. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto the berry mixture (about 9 dollops). Sprinkle cobbler with brown sugar.</p>
<p>4. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until the cobbler is golden-brown. Serve warm with ice cream and garnish with mint sprigs.</p>
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