My favorite holiday is almost here! July 4 is tied right up there with Thanksgiving for me. The best part of both of these holidays is that they’re for everyone. You don’t have to be religious or with your family to celebrate — you can be anywhere, with anyone and enjoy the day together.
Both of these holidays are about food. Thanksgiving has hearty, winter food but July 4 has all the fresh summer fruits and veggies. (It’s hard to say which I like more, though…) Summer has those giant baskets of juicy berries, and I love making cobblers and crisps. These Gluten-Free Mini Berry Cobblers are a recipe I’ve been working on this summer and I think I finally perfected it.
Because July 4 is for everyone, that means you’ve got to consider dietary restrictions. I’m sad every time I can’t give a scoop of cobbler to one of my gluten-free friends or family members. I’ve been working on the perfect cobbler to suit them. I finally decided on the recipe for these Gluten-Free Mini Berry Cobblers. I made them for a cookout last weekend, and decided to make them again for you.
You’ll need farmers market fresh berries, oatmeal, corn starch, butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. I also recommend my mom’s Brown Sugar Whipped Cream recipe to go with it. There’s really nothing like homemade whipped cream to wow your guests. Enjoy! // susannah
Easy single-serving cobblers for July 4
- 2 pints fresh berries, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries
- 1/2 cups brown sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whipped Cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, stir together berries, 1/4 cup brown sugar, corn starch and lemon juice. Layer into a lightly greased 9-inch pie dish or 4-6 lightly-greased ramekins.
- In another bowl, stir together oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top of fruit layer.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place under pie dish or ramekins. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until berries bubble and oats are crispy. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
- Make the whipped cream.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to serve.