Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 30-40 minutes
Serves: 1 or more, depending on how many you want to bake
Sweet and fruity, these individual berry cobblers are perfect treats for parties or for an individual-sized dessert when you’re cooking for one or two. You can adapt this recipe to whatever berries are available in your area, or you can use frozen berries if you are baking them in the dead of winter. These cobblers are also a great way to use up a handful of berries leftover from another recipe.
Summer berries are delicious, whether you prefer strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Almost all berries are loaded with antioxidants, those cancer-fighting nutrients that are present in almost all fruits and veggies with bright colors. Most berries are high in Vitamin C and manganese and they are relatively low in calories despite their sweet flavors. Summer berries are also loaded with fiber, a component of food of which most people don’t get enough.
Have you ever been home alone and just craved something sweet and home-baked? The problem when you are just cooking for one or two is that most recipes are crafted for multiple servings. Nobody needs to eat an entire pie or cake on their own, so this recipe for Individual Berry Cobblers is just the solution for those cooking for just one or two. With this recipe, you can cure the craving for something sweet without overdoing it on the sugary treats.
Of course, you may be serving multiple people, as in if you’re cooking for a party or for other family members. Single serving desserts are especially fun and cute for bridal showers, birthday parties, or afternoon teas. So if you are making multiples of these berry cobblers, feel free to multiply the amounts by whatever factor you need. To help you out, we’ve included amounts for an individually sized dessert or for if you are making four individual cobblers.
Small individually sized recipes can be challenging to get in and out of the oven without spilling. Also, sometimes the ramekin cups can bubble over in the process of baking. To help avoid burning yourself and a mess in the bottom of your oven, place the unbaked cobblers on a cookie sheet. This will be easier to grip with potholders and help avoid any spilling in the oven which will fill your kitchen with smoke and give you something to have to clean out of the oven.
We created these recipes in single-serving ramekin cups. If you don’t have any of these on hand, you have a few other options. If you have some oven-safe dessert bowls, simply create the desserts in them. Alternatively, you can use a coffee cup to create this dessert. Most coffee cups are safe for the oven. Just grease them well and place the cup on a baking sheet to help you get it in and out of the oven safely.
These cobblers are fabulous just on their own, but if you want to add to the flavor and give a creamy texture to offset the richness of the dessert, feel free to top them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Individual Berry Cobbler Recipe
Ingredients for a single dessert
- ½ cup berries of any kind (you can use fresh or frozen)
- ⅓ scant cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Ingredients for four desserts
- 2 cups berries of any kind
- 1 ⅓ cups of granulated sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick melted butter
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Spray a one cup ramekin dish with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place ½ cup of the berries in the bottom of the ramekin. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the sugar over the berries in each cup.
In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sugar and the butter with a fork. Stir in the milk and mix well. Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder. The mixture should resemble a runny cake batter.
Step 2: Pour the batter over the berries. If you are making multiple cobblers, simply divide the batter among the cobbler cups. Do not stir.
Step 3: Place the ramekin onto a cookie sheet and bake it in the center of the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until it is lightly browned and bubbly.
Allow it to cool for 30 minutes before serving. If you don’t eat it all immediately, cover the cobbler with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to store it.
April Freeman enjoys creating all kinds of recipes for her friends and family from her country kitchen in Middle Tennessee. She and her family raise beef cattle, chickens, and all sorts of fruits and veggies on their farm, and she specializes in featuring farm-fresh foods in the recipes that she creates and serves. April says that her slogan is “Are you hungry?” and she feels that one way of showing love and connecting with others is to serve delicious favorite foods to others. Her favorite thing to cook is pies of all kinds.