Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD- Mixed Berry Cobbler

My best friend Robyn makes the BEST berry pies. So when I saw this recipe, I immediately thought of her and hoped it would be as tasty as her pie. It was! Dorie recommends mixed berries but not strawberries because they can be too watery. I used a blueberry, raspberry, blackberry mix of frozen berries from Trader Joe's. They weren't too liquidy and were really flavorful.

I wanted something very little so I made about 1/2 a recipe and rolled the dough out into little circles (about 5 inches in diameter) and pushed them into buttered muffin tins. Then, I put the berry mixture in and baked them for about 15 minutes. They were juicy, bright, and gorgeous!

So... might as well add whipped cream, right? I threw on a little lime zest, to emphasize the lime in the berry filling, and they were beautiful. Tasty, too. Seriously, Dorie is a genius. I've never had a cook book that so consistently works out.

With my extra berry filling, I made little hand pies from my favorite pie crust recipe. I used Ultra Gel to thicken them and it worked like a charm. If you haven't tried this stuff, you should- it's amazing.

This weeks recipe was chosen by Beth and it was delicious, like everything I've tried from Baking by Dorie Greenspan. You can see the recipe on Beth's site and you should really buy the book. I'll try to have my easy, no fail Pie Crust up soon along with pictures of my hand pies. Another yummy Tuesdays with Dorie- next week it's Apple Cheddar Scones!

29 comments:

Dolores said...

I love your upside-down mini cobblers... delightfully colorful mix. Great job!

allison said...

What a great idea for individual servings. The cobblers look yummy!

Engineer Baker said...

Such cute upside-downers!

ostwestwind said...

Your cobblers looks so cute, love that idea!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Amy said...

What a great idea, especially if you are feeding more than just family. I love the individual upside-down cobblers!

Pamela said...

Great idea with the cobblers! Making them mini was really smart.

Natashya said...

Your mini cobblers look fantastic, great job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Wowsa! Love the mini cobbler-pie idea! They look cute and yummy!

Teanna said...

Those are the cutest things I have ever seen in my life! I love them!

Susie Homemaker said...

anne - those are gorgeous! I think this is what I will do in the future! very smartly done!

Marie said...

I love your little cobbler berry tarts! They look soooo tasty! Well done!

Mary Ann said...

Brilliant idea! they look adorable and delicious!

Shari said...

I like your idea of using the cobbler dough on the bottom! Very creative!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

melanie said...

ANNE I had no idea you had this website. I knew you loved to cook, but this is pretty cool! I am glad Anna put it on her website.

Jules Someone said...

Lovely little pies. Try it with the dough on top next time. It's delicious!

vibi said...

What a cute alternative!
Your minis cobblers look so dainty that way! ...probably as precious as their creator!
Great job!

Kristi said...

Yummy. :o)

Mara said...

they look so cute..what a fab idea for a portion !!! i did small ones too but not quite so cute hehe.

Christine said...

Love your individual servings! Looks yummy

Linda said...

Your cobbler cups are adorable...you transformed a typically rustic looking dessert to something that is so cute and refined!

Di said...

Your upsidedown cobblers are so cute! I did lime in the filling too, but it didn't occur to me to put some in the biscuit. Interesting idea.

Barbara said...

Wow, love your mini upside-down cobblers! They look delicious. And it lets the juice soak down into the biscuits -- brilliant!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Muffin tins! What a great idea.

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Jess said...

Upside-down cobblers - I would never have thought of that! Yum.

Talyx said...

So cute! And I'll defenitely look for the Ultra Gel...

Heather B said...

so cute! I love the idea of using the muffins cups! It looks tasty! Great job!

lemontartlet said...

They're frigging adorable! That is such a good idea.

Anne said...

Thanks for the great feedback! :) I think I'll try making it the regular way, next, since everyone's cobbler looked so good!

rainbowbrown said...

Whoa! Those are so freaking cute!