Mini Blackberry Cobblers

It’s blackberry season! …No, not the BBM kind of blackberry. I’m talking about nature’s blackberry.

Blackberries are totally underrated. Sure, they’re a little tart and not as sweet as their raspberry or blueberry cousins, but once they’re paired with a little sugar, you can’t get enough of them.

In case you’re not fluent in culinary language and are wondering what the heck a cobbler is, cobblers are more or less like pies…the main difference is that instead of pie crust, you make this pastry dough type thing (which takes approximately 10 seconds to make), slap it on top of the filling, and you’re good to go. Easy, right?

I decided to make mini-cobblers because I figured it would be cuter. I mean, seriously…the ramekins just made them over-the-top cute.

This cobbler is easy and delicious.

And in case you were wondering…the best way to eat a cobbler is with a giant spoon.

Mini Blackberry Cobblers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water just until mixture is evenly moist.
  3. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Mix in remaining 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries.
  4. Transfer to a skillet, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  5. Evenly distribute sauce mixture to 8 ramekins.
  6. Drop dough on top of mixture in the ramekins by spoonfuls.
  7. TO AVOID A MESS, place ramekins on a baking sheet before baking.
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, until dough is golden brown.

slightly adapted from allrecipes.com

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39 Responses to Mini Blackberry Cobblers

  1. I love blackberry cobbler…and they are so cute all tiny like that!

    They bring back great memories of my grandma and I hiking up the smokey mountains to pick fresh mountain blackberries and coming back to her log cabin home to make cobbler. Like a storybook, no? :)

  2. OMG, I love the oozing blackberry juice coming from under the crust. Yum! Great post!

  3. FreeEats says:

    These are gorgeous little delights! Who wouldn’t smile if they had one of those set before them? I can’t wait till the blackberries are ripe here. I will definitely give these a try! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours! I love all the recipes I have seen so far.

  4. Your cobbler looks perfect! Such nice little ramekins…they remind me of ice cream cones a little :).

  5. Joanne says:

    You and I were obviously thinking on the same page today! I mean, cobblers and crisps aren’t SO different. But your ramekins are cuter. Way cuter.

    Sigh. I do love blackberries.

  6. Tanvi says:

    The blackberries oozing out of the ramekins looks so tempting.Love these individual cobblers!

  7. Those are adorable!! I agree. Blackberries are underrated. I have such fond memories of picking blackberries when I was a kid :) I would never be able to collect very many though because I would eat them as I picked…

  8. I love eating cobblers and I have a pile of blackberries in my kitchen right now, so I guess this dessert will come into fruition (haha, get it?) in my house soon! What’s with all the mini versions of sweet and savory stuff on your blog lately? They’re sooo cute, though!

  9. Elaine says:

    I love your petite cobblers! I enjoy making cobblers during the summer months, especially peach cobbler, but I have never made them in ramekins. Such a cute idea.

  10. cathy says:

    Lovely dessert! *slurp* ;)

  11. Ginger says:

    These are beautiful and sound very easy to make, I might pick up some blackberries tomorrow and give it a go! Cheers!

  12. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    wow blackberry!!! (Quite pricey here) cobbles look so inviting and great!

  13. These ARE adorable and so juicy with the apparent blackberry explosion! Gorgeous!

  14. Thanks for dropping by. Great to have discovered your blog. Great recipes and approaches like making petite lasagnas in muffin trays.

  15. WeKnowStuff says:

    They look delicious! I am new to cobbler making – can you use any kind of berry when making cobblers? And thanks for the tip about putting them on a baking sheet. I am always making a big mess of my oven!

  16. These are beautiful and so delicious to eat….

  17. Amy says:

    beautiful pictures and beautiful cobbler!! one thing missing – huge dollop of ice cream on top!!

  18. They’re so cute!!! I’ve never made individual cobblers before but that’s a great idea! Your pictures are making my mouth water by the way. :)

  19. kankana says:

    I like the idea of ramekin for cobblers and custard .. everybody has there individual share ;) This looks beautiful and delicious.

  20. Yasmin says:

    I have never heard of a cobblers but it sure looks mouth watering and delicious! I have a blackberry bush near my house, next time they are in season I shall make this dessert! Thanks for the recipe and for visiting my blog!

    Cheers,
    Yas
    http://www.tickle-yourtastebuds.blogspot.com

  21. jessica says:

    Oh yum yum yum yum yum! Did I mention yum! The pics are amazing and I can just taste they ooey sweet goodness right now!

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  23. Alyson says:

    I love individual servings! And blackberries are a favorite! I may have to give this a try once our blackberries start showing up.

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  26. These look awesome! I have our Kroger ad sitting on my counter and blackberries are 10 for 10, I’ve been trying to brainstorm ideas….think I may have found the one!

  27. Those cobblers are so pretty! They sound delicious, too. I’m thinking I want to try it with some blueberries that I have in the fridge.

  28. Kathy says:

    Your cobblers look so lovely! I grow a lot of berries during the summer and look forward to making many cobblers, pies and jam. Very nice post…love your photos!

  29. Sabine says:

    I just found your blog, and boy am I glad I did. This recipe and so many others look fantastic! I am blackberry fanatic (even without sugar) so this is right up my alley.
    I really enjoyed reading your about me page, and am looking forward to future posts.

  30. yes, the little ramekins ARE so much cuter!! Love this , great pics too , masha’allah!

  31. iceviolet says:

    they’re so cute! even the little cups are cute too!!! ^0^ love your pics!

  32. Queen says:

    Are you a photographer? Your pictures make my little blog look like crap! lol! I love it! http://www.Inthekitchenwithqueen.com

  33. patricia says:

    Did I miss where the cinnamon went?

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