Sweet, yet tart, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top…Blackberry Cobbler is delightful. If you’re looking to freeze your favorite old-fashioned blackberry cobbler recipe, keep reading.
Can You Freeze Blackberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze blackberry cobbler for around three months. The best way to do this is to prepare the cobbler as you normally would but without stewing the fruit and and using a disposable aluminum tin with a plastic lid. Top with cobbles, press down gently, and seal the container around the rim. Place into the freezer, and store for up to three months.
Does Blackberry Cobbler Freeze Well? Yes
Can You Refreeze Blackberry Cobbler? Not Recommended
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How to Freeze Blackberry Cobbler
Freezing a blackberry cobbler is a wonderful way to have a tasty dessert ready to go in the freezer at a moment’s notice! Follow the simple steps below:
- Make the cobbler: Make the cobbler the same way you normally would. The only difference we recommend is not stewing the fruit before you assemble the cobbler. If you stew the blackberries, the added liquid from the stewing process will mean that the cobbler freezes poorly and loses quite a bit of texture.
- Seal the container: Sealing the container helps prevent ice crystals from forming and causing freezer burn. This is another reason we recommend disposable aluminum dishes for this cobbler: they typically come with a lid that you can firmly secure in place, ensuring that the food isn’t damaged with freezer burn. Alternatively, you can use plastic cling wrap and foil to encase the cobbler.
- Freeze: Freeze the cobbler at the center of your freezer, where it will be as far as possible from the frost that forms at the front edge of your freezer. Freezing it this way ensures your cobbler topping will maintain that crispiness we all love because very little water or ice will interact with the pastry bits.
3 Tips for Freezing Blackberry Cobbler
Here are our Top 3 Tips, which we strongly recommend following, to give you the best results when freezing Blackberry Cobbler:
Tamp Down the Cobbles
Pressing down firmly on your cobbles offers the berries underneath some protection against the moisture and cold of the freezer.
Add Extra Sugar to the Fruit
During the freezing process, the water in the berries will freeze. Adding a little extra sugar will ensure that some of the sugar in the cobbler becomes dissolved in the berries – maintaining that sweetness we all love.
Wrap the Container in Cling Film
To ensure that as little moisture as possible interacts with the cobbler, consider wrapping the container itself in a layer of cling wrap. Smooth over the joints between the plastic lid and the aluminum to help prevent freezer burn. You’ll find this leads to a better post-freeze experience by ensuring the cobbles on top come out of the oven as crispy as possible.
How Long Can You Freeze Blackberry Cobbler?
You can freeze the blackberry cobbler for around three months without having any kind of problems.
Beyond that point, it’s unlikely you’ll have any issues, or the food will be unsafe, but you might notice that the crumbly top isn’t quite as crispy and tasty as it could be.
- For Best Quality: Consume within 2-3 months.
- For Acceptable Quality: You can freeze it for up to 6 months.
How Do You Defrost Blackberry Cobbler?
The best way to defrost a blackberry cobbler is simply to bake it directly from frozen. It will typically need an additional ten minutes in the oven – to tell when it’s properly cooked, we recommend going by the color of the cobbles: they should be a nice golden brown, with bubbly, juicy, fresh berries slightly visible.
If you’re thawing a single slice of frozen cobbler that was previously cooked, it works best to take it out of the freezer the night before and place it in your refrigerator. You can transfer the chilled cobbler onto a baking-safe dish and bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes at 175°C / 350°F. This helps restore some of the texture lost after freezing.
Alternatively, you can place the individually frozen slice on a microwave-safe dish and use a low-medium power setting in increments of 30-90 seconds, reheating until warm.
Can You Refreeze Blackberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can thaw and refreeze the blackberry cobbler only if it’s been kept at or below refrigerator temperatures during thawing. Best practice is to only thaw as much as you’ll eat.
There is an increased risk of foodborne pathogens if you refreeze partially thawed raw or blanched vegetables.
It’s worth noting, with each repeated thaw and freeze, it will lose flavor and texture over time.
If you bake the cobbler and then refreeze it, then it will lose even more texture because the moisture from the berries will have been released, moistening the cobbles.
Does Blackberry Cobbler Freeze Well?
Yes, blackberry cobbler freezes well. The main reason for this is it’s baked for quite a long time when it comes out of the freezer. This removed any moisture from the cobbler itself, giving you the tasty, crunchy cobbler you crave.
It’ll last 3 to 5 days in the fridge once cooked.
Yes. However, it works best if you slice it and then freeze the individual serving size.
Yes. You can safely freeze blueberry, raspberry, peach, strawberry, and other fruit cobblers.
Yes, you can learn how to safely freeze blackberries here!