Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
For the crust, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and butter in a mixing bowl. Using a fork or your fingers, knead the flour and butter mixture until it resembles corn meal.
Add the half-and-half, cane syrup and continue to mix until soft dough is formed. Place on a floured board and roll into flat crust. Set aside.
To make the filling, combine the berries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, orange zest and orange juice in a bowl and mix. Place the filling in a buttered 8x10-inch casserole dish and spread the dough over the top. Press the dough down around the edges to seal the filling. Pierce holes in the top of the dough with a fork to release any steam from the cobbler during the baking process.
Bake until the dough is evenly browned, about 30 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Makes 8 to 10 servings Yields