Hey guys! Today we have these totally addicting Mini Strawberry Upside Down Cornmeal Cobblers! I know what you’re probably thinking, isn’t this a clafloutis? Not really….a clafloutis batter is more “pancake-like” and lighter. This is a more dense dessert, juiced up in the center with the macerated strawberries. I was never too into cobblers. The mass amount of hot, juicy fruit and thin layer of ‘crust’ just isn’t for me. I want lots of ‘crust’ with a fair amount of juicy fruit. The whole upside down thing, gives me exactly what I want! The coarse cornmeal is also such a game changer and adds such great texture and flavor to the overall cobblers, but I also absolutely LOVE cornmeal in desserts, so there’s that.
I had something similar to this at a restaurant last week, but with huckleberries. It’s sort of my dessert crush of the moment. Not only is this so easy to make, but you can make one big upside down cobbler with this recipe instead of individual ones. If you need a dessert to bring to an event, or just feel like getting your bake on, make these little guys, I promise you, you’ll be So happy you did! xx, Jenny
Mini Strawberry Upside Down Cornmeal Cobblers
Makes 12 (1.5”x 4”) tarts OR 1 (9”x 13”) tart
14 strawberries, hulled and diced
3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup coarse ground cornmeal
2/3 cups superfine sugar (granulated is fine)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup honey
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. Place strawberries and 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar in a mixing bowl and toss together. Set aside.
3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
4. Stir in butter, buttermilk and honey until completely incorporated and no lumps remain.
5. Lightly grease 12 mini tart pans (or 1 large tart pan). Fill each tart pan until 1/2 full (about 1/3 cup).
6. Top each cobbler with 2 tablespoons macerated strawberries and gently press into the batter.
7. Sprinkle each cobbler with a small amount of the remaining brown sugar and set onto a baking sheet, 1 inch apart.
8. Bake cobblers for 24 to 26 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and top.
9. Remove cobblers from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove cobbler from pans and serve warm, with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.