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Individual Apple Berry Cobbler

August 6, 2014Danita

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It just wouldn’t be right to have a week without a dessert post!  This week it’s Individual Apple Berry Cobbler.

My husband and middle daughter LOVE pies and cobblers, my son and I like them and although our oldest daughter doesn’t eat them she really enjoys making them.  I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before in my other pie posts, I DO NOT make homemade pie crust.  For some unknown reason I just haven’t been successful at it.  Here’s the story of my first attempt at “pie crust”.

Shortly after my husband and I were married he mentioned to me how much he LOVED cobbler….specifically blackberry. Excited about the possibility of making something he would really enjoy, and since it was summer fresh fruit was readily available, I decided to make him one.  Now, until this point I had never made a cobbler…of any kind….so I called his mom. She explained the process and I understood all the steps.  It sounded easy enough and I felt pretty confident that I could do it.  

The next day, he went to work and I decided I would surprise him with this wonderful, freshly baked, homemade blackberry cobbler.  I had already purchased everything needed, so I got to work.  I followed (exactly) my mother-in-law’s step by step instructions but SOME HOW I managed to mess it up!  I mean REALLY mess it up.  The dough in the cobbler didn’t bake correctly so it was VERY chewy.  (Just in case you’ve never had cobbler….it’s not supposed to be chewy!)  The filling was horribly “soupy”…like it would have made better pancake syrup than cobbler filling.  

If I did a round up of my “Top Five Epic Fails of a LIFETIME”…blackberry cobbler would easily be NUMBER 1!!!!  

Fast forward fifteen or so years….

We’re big fans of King Arthur products and one day while looking through a catalog, my husband saw a recipe for Individual Cobblers.  Since I hadn’t attempted a cobbler is about fifteen years, he was really wanting one!  I looked at the recipe and realized the topping was similar to biscuit dough….which I CAN make.  

We purchased the Individual Pie Dishes from King Arthur, but you could make them in any small oven safe dish.  It’s fun to have your own “personal” pie, eat right out of the dish, and the recipe is easily adjusted in order to make a smaller amount. 

Here’s the Recipe 4-5 servings:

Filling:

1 Tbsp corn starch

1/3 cup sugar

1 medium apple – cored, peeled and diced

1 1/4 cup blackberries

1 cup blueberries

1 squirt lemon juice

Topping:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (White Lily)

3/8 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup butter

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Prepare Individual baking dishes by spraying with non-stick cooking spray

In a large bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and berries

Add lemon juice and stir again

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Divide among prepared dishes

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In another medium-large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder and mix well

Cut butter into small pats and add to flour

Using a fork (or your hand, which works better) Cut butter into flour 

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Add milk and stir until moistened

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Place baking dishes on a baking sheet…they may overflow

Spoon nickle sized spoonfuls of topping on fruit until fully covered

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping is done

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These will be EXTREMELY hot when they come out of the oven.  Allow to cool a couple of minutes.  Serve on a small plate.

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Best when topped with a VERY LARGE scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!

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Any combination of fresh or frozen fruit may be used, but it is best with lots of berries!

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Believe me, If I can make these ANYBODY can!!!

Individual Apple Berry Cobbler
Super easy, delicious, cobblers for one or two. Can use any combination of fruit.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
45 min
Filling
  1. 1 Tbsp corn starch
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 1 medium apple - cored, peeled and diced
  4. 1 1/4 cup blackberries
  5. 1 cup blueberries
  6. 1 squirt lemon juice
Topping
  1. 1 1/2 cup flour
  2. 3/8 tsp salt
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/3 cup milk
  5. 1/3 cup butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Prepare Individual baking dishes by spraying with non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and berries
  4. Add lemon juice and stir again
  5. Divide among prepared dishes
  6. In another medium-large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder and mix well
  7. Cut butter into small pats and add to flour
  8. Using a fork (or your hand, which works better) Cut butter into flour
  9. Add milk and stir until moistened
  10. Place baking dishes on a baking sheet...they may overflow
  11. Spoon nickle sized spoonfuls of topping on fruit until fully covered
  12. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping is done
Notes
  1. It will be extremely hot so allow it to cool a couple of minutes before serving
  2. Serve on a small plate topped with a VERY large scoop of vanilla ice cream
  3. Any combination of fresh or frozen berries will work
Adapted from King Arthur
Adapted from King Arthur
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23 Comments

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    August 14, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I’m glad you were able to overcome your pie crust bad luck and were easily able to make this biscuit-esque topping for the cobbler. It looks STUNNING, and I’m sure it tastes amazing, too!

    Also, this is one of my favorite links from last week’s #thatsfreshfriday link-up! I’ll be sharing it at my site tonight (and this weekend!) Keep up the great work, and I hope to see you back at the party this week!

  • Chrystal @ YUM eating

    August 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    I need some of those dishes. That means I don’t have to share! Thanks for linking at The Yuck Stops Here to help #stoptheyuck. Hope to see you again this week.

  • Jennifer

    August 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    Love this idea! The cobbler looks great and the dishes are super fun!

  • Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM

    August 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    I love that! I actually have the same plate set. Did you get them at Bombay & Co?

    1. Danita

      August 10, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      No Elayna, ours came from King Arthur. I love them, just make enough pie for 1 serving each, then no left overs!

  • Nicole

    August 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    I love those dishes!!!

  • Lexie Lane

    August 9, 2014 at 3:06 AM

    I love cobbler! This is such a great looking dish! Yum! I am putting this on my list!

  • Maggie

    August 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Wow! Looks so delish!

  • katrina g

    August 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    oh my goodness this looks so good. i don’t think i could stop at just one.

  • Jaime Nicole

    August 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    I’m with Robin- I’d end up going crazy eating them. LOL I have no self control except I’d have to sub with peaches or something instead of berries (I hate you allergies!!)

    1. Danita

      August 7, 2014 at 4:47 AM

      We almost made peach ones this weekend but my peaches we’re quite ripe enough. Now I have to buy more…my kids ate them for lunch 🙂 We’ve used everything from apples to strawberries and they are always delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Trisha

    August 6, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    I don’t think I’ve ever had apple berry cobbler but it looks delicious! The individual ones would be perfect for my small family!

  • Shirley Wood

    August 6, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    That sure does look delicious and I don’t even like blackberries! I think I would eat it anyway, especially with that dollop of ice cream on top! Thanks for linking up with us at The Yuck Stops Here #19.

  • Dina Farmer

    August 6, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Oh man! I am not good at baking at all. I will try this but I’m worried it might end up on my fail list!

  • stephanie

    August 6, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    mmmmmm. these look amazing and i have little mini pie pots to make them in! yes!

  • LifeAsAConvert

    August 6, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    This looks delicious. Those plates are cute too!

  • Natalie Marie @ A Mommy Memoir

    August 6, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    These look A-MAZING! I’ll definitely have to try these. 🙂 And your pictures are beautiful!

  • Jenna Wood

    August 6, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    I bet these would be great in strawberry rhubarb- that crust just looks absolutely amazing!

  • Leslie

    August 6, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    How cute are they! I love those bowls too. Thanks for sharing & happy Wednesday!

  • Debi

    August 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    These look absolute amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

  • gloria kersh

    August 6, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    I’m making these vegan and am going to enjoy every single bite. They look amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Danita

      August 6, 2014 at 9:11 AM

      So glad it could be adapted! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    August 6, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I love these, but I would probably end up eating 3 or 4 of them LOL!

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