Berry Skillet Cobbler

I spied Mini Berry Cobblers in Southern Living’s April issue’s “Bite-size Southern Favorites” section here~

 Served up in adorable 3.5-inch Lodge Logic cast iron mini skillets!

I filed that idea away until a week ago, when I stopped in Cracker Barrel looking for mini MoonPies (when World Market ran out) to include in my Picnic Basket Giveaway.

My eagle eye :) went right to these 6.5-inch Lodge Skillets stamped ‘Made in USA’ with an eagle and flag design on the bottom~

Did you hear my cries of glee along with

the rest of the Cracker Barrel diners?

They were almost the same price ($9.99) as the 3.5-inch size, and while not quite as cute & compact, more practical as well as patriotic to boot!

Cracker Barrel’s website doesn’t show the 6.5-inch available but does have a larger 10″ Eagle Skillet.

In addition to Cobbler, I thought they would be perfect for serving up Dutch Baby Pancakes, Mac and Cheese, or Cornbread for two!

Southern Living’s Mini Cobbler recipe is quick & easy~ the crust/topping part, rustic and simple~ perfect for the non-baker that I am.

The most complicated part was determining how many tablespoons 2/3 cup of cold butter was :)

{This recipe is for 12 mini 3.5-inch skillets of cobbler}

Cobbler Filling

~4 cups mixed fresh berries 

~1/4 cup sugar 

~2 tablespoons butter, melted 

~1 tablespoon cornstarch

Cobbler Crust

~1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

~1/3 cup sugar 

~3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger {the ginger gave the topping a little ‘zing’, but if you’re not a fan, you can omit it.}

~2 teaspoons baking powder

~1/2 teaspoon salt

~2/3 cup cold butter, cubed 

~1/2 cup buttermilk

Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together berries with sugar, cornstarch, and melted butter in a medium bowl for filling, set aside.
2. Whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut cold butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 to 4 times. Pat into a 6- x 4-inch (1-inch-thick) rectangle.

{If you were making this for 3.5-inch skillets you would cut into 6 squares; cut squares diagonally into 12 triangles.}

3. Arrange  lightly greased miniature cast-iron skillets on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Divide berry mixture among skillets. Place 1 dough triangle over berry mixture in each skillet.
4. Bake at 400° for 20 to 24 minutes or until fruit bubbles and crust is golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.

Pledge Allegiance to Southern Living and Cracker Barrel :)

and serve warm or room temperature!

Berry Skillet Cobbler-1

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  31 comments for “Berry Skillet Cobbler

  1. Carolyn
    June 29, 2012 at 6:15 am

    So patriotic and yummy!

  2. June 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

    MMMM, sounds BERRY delightful:):) Just got back from vacation and ATE myself silly!!!! Have a GREAT 4th! XO, Pinky

  3. June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I must say that the presentation is too, too cute in the adorable little skillets. thanks for including the recipe, too! I love cobbler!

  4. June 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I am so copying this!!!! We have a Cracker Barrel not far from me. This will be dessert on the 4th! What a great recipe… and I am a broken record… fabulous images!!!! Looks delicious!
    I can’t find you e-mail on your site. Would you mind e-mailing me? E-mail on my sidebar!

  5. June 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I just adore your little skillets. I just bought some berries today to make a pie. May change my mind after seeing this!

  6. June 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    “Adorable little skillets” she says heading out the door to Cracker Barrel !
    The cobber, the presentation are beautiful, like everything you do!

    I’m back from an extended blog break and would love to see you link at Potpourri Friday (in progress)!

  7. June 29, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    How sweet and sweet as in delicious and sweet. Mary, Mary you continue to nail it every time. xoxo, Olive

  8. June 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Mary, these are adorable! You do find the best things for presentation. I may make a trip by the local CB and see if they have some in stock. I like the idea of using them for cornbread for two, which we frequently do. One of our local restaurants serves cornbread on the tables in mini skillets like these.
    Happy 4th of July! ~ sarah

  9. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    June 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Just gorgeous! Love your fun new skillets and I’m with you about scaling recipes back, do it all the time… So if you come up with some smaller versions, I hope you share:@)

  10. June 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I have 4 of the 3.5 Lodge mini-cast iron skillets… Mine don’t have the patriotic bottom, but they are still cute…This is a fun idea…Thanks!

  11. June 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I am so glad that where I recently moved is only about two miles from a Cracker Barrel because these little skillets just blow me away. I’m guessing they don’t need to be seasoned?

  12. June 30, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Hi Pattie~ Yes the Lodge skillets are seasoned ready to use :)

  13. June 30, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Mary, this one is seriously mouth watering! I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t have a single cast iron skillet here. I need one, but I’m too cheap to buy one. Love the smaller ones, and the cobbler looks just delicious.

  14. June 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    This looks delicious and beautiful, Mary.

  15. June 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    That looks delicious. Beautifully displayed!

  16. June 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    What a neat idea. I love when you can have individual servings. Great with the eagle on the bottom.

    – The Tablescaper

  17. July 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

    This looks divine! I love berries…they are the perfect summer treat :)

    Thanks for sharing. I found you through Sweets for a Saturday.

  18. July 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I love Lodge skillets and I am headed to Cracker Barrel for these little cuties! Thanks for sharing your recipe too.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  19. July 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Mary, these are perfect individual portions!! I have a large cast iron skillet that I bought over 35 years ago at a garage sale. I can’t imagine how old it really is. I’ll be trying this in that. Happy 4th!!

  20. July 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Mary!

    Once again, you’ve done such a cute post. I keep meaning to get a cast-iron skillet this size, but so far, I haven’t found one. I’d love to be able to make cornbread for two. Yours is really nice because of the eagle and stars on the bottom.

    I think fruit is so pretty and always makes for lovely photographs. Your berry skillet cobbler looks delicious — I never met a cobbler I didn’t like. :) The little flag toothpicks make a really nice patriotic touch, and I love your table runner. Hope you have a great Fourth of July!!

    Hugs,

    Denise

  21. July 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Such a cute idea!! They are making my mouth water. Have a wonderful 4th, Mary!!

  22. July 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Wonderful presentation and patriotic too. I hope have a fantastic 4th.

  23. July 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    This looks just fantastic.
    I found you via On the Menu Monday from Stone Gable
    I have linked up a simple litte cheese and cracker plate
    Have a lovely week.

  24. July 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I found your blog and I just love it sooo much. It’s creative and has just beautiful photos. My blog is very basic with old recipes and sometimes cookbook reviews, but I appreciate how wonderful the differences are that exist in Blogland :) Keep up the super job!

  25. July 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful photos. Happy 4th of July to you.
    Kelly

  26. Rattlebridge Farm
    June 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I wish I had one of these pies right now!

  27. June 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Delicious!! Thanks for sharing all of it – ready for July 4th. :-)
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

  28. June 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I almost gave my iron skillets away. I am so glad I did not. These cobblers are just gorgeous.

  29. June 27, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Oh my…this looks fabulous (and great pictures!). This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/06/create-it-thursday-8-plus-features.html

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