Blackberry Almond Cobblers

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4-12oz. ramekins

6 cups blackberries

8 oz. almond paste, divide into quarters

1 tsp. almond extract

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup sugar

sliced almond for tops

sanding sugar for tops

standard pie crust dough for 1- 9 inch crust

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together the berries, almond extract, sugar and flour; set aside. With the almond paste divided into quarters, press out into a disk the diameter of the ramekin. Divide the berry mixture evenly among the ramekins. Top berries with almond paste disk. Roll out the pie dough and cut into circles the diameter of the ramekins. Place the dough circles over the top of the almond paste. Lightly brush the crust with heavy cream and sprinkle tops with sanding sugar and sliced almonds. Place ramekins on baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 30-45 minutes or until crust is golden and filling bubbly.

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