This past weekend we had Heather and her husband Eric over to eat with us, and for dessert I served mini-cobblers topped with ice cream. Heather said I had to share the recipe with everyone- not only is it incredibly delicious, but it is also one of the easiest desserts you will ever make. Why? Because I am a complete cheat and make it from a store-bought pie. It’s a great way to impress guests with a tasty dessert when you don’t have the time, energy, or money to make cobblers fresh from scratch. And honestly, it tastes just as good- so why bother? Here’s how you do it:
1. Start with your pie of choice. I personally prefer Marie Callendar’s Razzleberry Pie (normally retails at around $8). Remove the pie from foil and wrapping, and cut into quarters. Break crust off of the top and set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Line ramekins with pieces of pie crust. Don’t worry about covering every inch, but try to be consistent.
3. Put berry mixture from inside pie into each ramekin
4. Put 2-3 thin slivers of butter on top of each berry mixture
5. Cover top with remaining pieces of crust; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
6. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Let sit for at least 5-10 minutes to let the juices cool. You can top with ice cream, whipped cream, or mint sprigs as garnish. Enjoy!
You can also make this as a larger cobbler by purchasing 2 pies and preparing it in a 13 x 9 inch dish. Just make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly. I just personally love the look of the individual ramekins. You can also make these ahead of time and store in either the fridge or freezer, and then pop them in the oven when you are ready to bake. And don’t forget, any pie is fair game. Let me know which is your favorite!