I bake these individual cobblers in mugs, but you could also use 6 oz. ramekins. I've included instructions for a 9x13 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.
8cupsfresh blackberriesor frozen, but thaw them before using
Drop buttermilk biscuits
1cupall purpose flour
4tablespoonsunsalted buttercubed and kept cold
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.
Prepare berry filling as directed above. Pour filling into a greased casserole dish (9x13-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