Individual Berry Cobblers

This delicious mix of raspberries and strawberries sets off the mildly sweet and tender biscuit topping (a winning combination). The secret ingredient is Bakewell Cream, a leavener that New Englanders swear by — it gives biscuits a lightness and loftiness that's unparalleled. Served in ramekins, this is the ideal dessert to serve outdoors after a meal alfresco.

Prep
20 mins
Bake
25 to 30 mins
Total
45 mins
Yield
4 individual cobblers
Mixed Berry Cobbler

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Get out four 2/3-cup baking dishes or ramekins.

  2. To make the filling: Blend the sugar and Instant ClearJel or cornstarch. Add the fruit and lemon juice and stir until combined.

  3. Divide among the baking dishes; there'll be about 1/2 cup filling per dish. Set aside.

  4. To make the topping: Whisk together the dry ingredients. Work in the butter just until the mixture is unevenly crumbly; it's OK for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.

  5. Add the milk and stir until everything is moistened and cohesive.

  6. Use a teaspoon cookie scoop or a spoon to drop balls of dough, about the diameter of a nickel, close together on top of the filling. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Remove from the oven, and cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.