Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

Use the season’s best berries for these Blackberry Cobbler Mugs. Make this recipe as individual servings, or as one big cobbler in a 13×9-inch dish.

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

Who doesn’t love a summer cobbler? I have too many favorites! Peach cobbler, for example. I have two recipe published on the blog (here and here), and about 5 more I intend to share. Fresh berry cobblers are also my weakness. There’s nothing better than the smell of warm berries stewing on the stove top. It’s the scent you’ll find at a berry farm on a hot day, with blackberries warmed by the sunshine.

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

My friend Christen and I recently went blackberry picking on a sweltering summer day. We made the best of it though, finding shade where we could and admiring ancient-looking trees on Beauchene’s Berry Farm. It’s a beautiful piece of land that’s just a stone’s throw from my house. They have neatly groomed rows of vines and that makes for the easiest picking!

I love to make cobbler with freshly foraged berries (second only to muffins). My favorite way to serve cobbler is in individual portions, baked in little heat-proof mugs with buttermilk drop biscuits for crust.

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs
Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

When it comes to biscuit-topped cobblers, I like to partially bake my biscuits on a baking sheet until they are just set but still pale. I take them out of the oven, brush them well with melted butter, then place them on top of the cobbler filling and bake until the biscuits turn golden.

I’m pretty picky when it comes to biscuits, and I just can’t abide a doughy biscuit bottom- which can happen when the biscuit dough is dropped on top of the filling and baked. Some people prefer that doughy dumpling texture -and they prefer to make it all in one big casserole dish – so I’ve provided the traditional preparation instructions in addition to my own method.

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

These little Blackberry Cobbler Mugs make me feel like I’ve had an authentic summer! They’re bursting with sweetness and the buttermilk biscuit does a good job of soaking up that beautiful magenta berry sauce. I’d urge you to try them even if you do your berry picking at the grocery store.

Blackberry Cobbler Mugs

Heather Baird
I bake these individual cobblers in mugs, but you could also use 6 oz. ramekins. I’ve included instructions for a 9×13 casserole preparation as well. If you’re using fresh blackberries, keep a few to the side to garnish the mugs. It makes them look nice since the berries cook down and lose their shape.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • 8 six ounce mugs, or one 13×9-inch baking dish

Ingredients
 
 

Cobbler filling

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 8 cups fresh blackberries or frozen, but thaw them before using
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Drop buttermilk biscuits

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed and kept cold
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk cold
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted

Instructions
 

Mug method

  • Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Preheat oven to 400F.
  • For the filling, place sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Stir in blackberries, water and lemon juice. Place saucepan over medium-low heat and let cook while you prepare the drop biscuits.
  • For the biscuits, whisk together flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender until fine crumbs form. Add the buttermilk and stir until a wet dough forms. If biscuit dough feels too dry, add another small splash of buttermilk.
  • Drop biscuit dough on the prepared baking sheet in heaping tablespoons, you should have eight or nine drop biscuits when all the dough is used.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until biscuits are set but still pale. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.
  • Stir the berry filling and increase heat to medium-high. When mixture bubbles, remove from heat and divide filling evenly between eight 6 oz. mugs (about 1/2 cup filling in each mug). Place mugs on a large baking sheet with a lip (in case the filling bubbles out like mine did) and place a biscuit on top of the filling in each mug. Bake at 400F for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

13×9 method

  • Prepare berry filling as directed above. Pour filling into a greased casserole dish (9×13-inch). Double the biscuit recipe and prepare dough as directed but do not bake on a baking sheet. Drop dough by the spoonsful over the hot berry mixture in the casserole dish. Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.
Keyword blackberries, drop biscuits, fruit cobbler
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Tieghan
Tieghan
8 years ago

Oh I am so jealous of your gorgeous blackberries! I have always wanted to pick fresh blackberries. I bet they are incredible!
These are the cutest mugs! I love all the drips down the side!

amy @ southern sweets and eats
amy @ southern sweets and eats
8 years ago

These look totally scrumptious! There is almost nothing better in the world than blackberry cobbler made from fresh berries. I grew up picking blackberries for my grandmother's cobbler. This post brings back great memories. Thanks!

Farm Gate Creations
Farm Gate Creations
8 years ago

Yummy, thanks for the recipe.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I am jealous you are a ble to berry pick over there. There are hardly place like this in Australia…
How wonderful must it be to pick and cook such fresh produce. In so such a lovely dessert too! Looks so yummy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

Delightful! That is such a great dessert. I love foraging for wild blackberries…

Cheers,

Rosa

DessertForTwo
DessertForTwo
8 years ago

What a lovely day spent picking berries! And such sweet rewards 🙂

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

I need more of desserts like this in my life. Lovely!

Anna
Anna
8 years ago

kate spade picnic blanket!

Angela
Angela
8 years ago

Love this, Heather!
Just what I needed for this week!

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
8 years ago

Great idea. Wild berries taste the best. And despite the heat, you girls look like you had fun!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I have seen so many cobbler recipes this week! All of them, not excluding this one, look fantastic, and I don't even like berries! But all these summer berry recipes are making me crave them 🙂

Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper
8 years ago

I love blackberries! These are so cute!

betsa
betsa
8 years ago

Simply delcious and gorgeous!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Love this simple yummy recipe… love that blanket

Sue
Sue
8 years ago

Your cobblers are making my mouth water:) Berry picking is a fun outing, but I don't look nearly as stylish:)

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

The most stylish berry-picking, boot-wearing, pug-loving, cobbler-making lady I know! What a great post. I think I may take little girl to our local berry farm and see if we can find anything that yummy…xo

Maria Isabella
Maria Isabella
8 years ago

Hi Heather,

I just started making this recipe (am in the middle of it now, actually). Your biscuit recipe does not list any sugar quantity, but step 3 calls for sugar. Can you advise asap, please???

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
8 years ago

Oh, I'm sorry! That's a typo. There is no sugar in the biscuit recipe.

Dina
Dina
8 years ago

sound yummy!

The Bearfoot Baker
The Bearfoot Baker
8 years ago

You are adorable and I love your blackberry cobbler mugs! They are so pretty!

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
8 years ago

Gorgeous post, m'lady! Love your styling and photography here. As always! Hope your summer has been a memorable one. xo

Seth B
Seth B
4 years ago

My fiancee literally squeaked when she saw these mugs, apparently they are the cutest thing she has ever seen! So we will be making these!

Great blog Heather! Cheers!