Personal blackberry cobblers. My husband and I love to have dessert. Like every night. It's like date night, but better. We don't have to find a sitter, we can stay in our jammies, and we can take turns taking pictures of our dessert. I don't make dessert every night. Sometimes we have Oreo's, or Rudy's banana pudding. But when I do make dessert, I've learned to make them in smaller portions. Three reasons why: One, if I make a whole pie or cobbler, my husband will only eat it one time. Maybe twice, but will never finish the pie. Reason two: I will eat the leftover pie. Like all of it. Three: I will wake up to the yahoo's feeding themselves pie. This is so easy to make.
I big container of blackberries or two small ones (You could use Raspberries and I've also made mini peach cobblers this same way)
One pre-made pie crust ( from the frozen section at the grocery store)
One egg for the egg wash
Add some lemon juice from a lemon or the little lemon bottle. I have no idea how much I use exactly. Just enough to cover all the berries and then have a little pool of lemon juice at the bottom of the bowl.
It should look something like this. Then cover with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge. I would say, leave it in there for about an hour. The point is to let the sugar and lemon make the berries soft and some berry juice to accumulate at the bottom of the bowl.
Then take it out of the fridge and add some flour. This is gonna make the berry juice thicker. I add enough to cover all the berries and then toss them around to coat with a spoon. Just like the picture above.
I use these cute ramekins to make my mini cobblers. Then I just cut out a circle of frozen pie crust, a little bit bigger than the ramekin. ( I took the frozen pic crust out to thaw like an hour before I started making the berry mixture.)
And then place it inside the ramekin, like so. Pictures make recipes so much easier. Don't you think?
Cut a piece of pie crust to just cover the top. Squish the sides down, like pictured above. I just don't want pie crust hanging over the edge. And cut little slits on the top so steam can escape will baking.
Right here I am putting a little bit of egg wash on the top. Egg wash is just one egg, with a little bit of water added and then beaten. Just moisten the whole top.
Sprinkle some sugar on top of that.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes. You will know it's done when the tops are golden brown and the juices are bubbling out. Like so.
I have made these before using sugar cookie dough as the crust. I don't put it inside the ramekin. I just put it on the top. The crust is then thicker and sweeter. I buy already made dough, like in a tube. You know which ones I'm talking about? Just cut off a piece and squish it to fit over the top. Mmmm