My own contribution was a recipe I had found on NotMartha.org a while back and couldn't wait to make- Mini blueberry cobblers in mason jars. Adorable! Megan from NotMartha has a wonderful tutorial on this project with great pictures, easy to follow directions and some very helpful tips.
Megan's recipe calls for 8oz. half pint jars. I decided to use even smaller 4oz. mason jars for my own-
The first thing you should always do when cooking with/in mason jars is to thoroughly wash and sanitize the jars with hot hot water and put them out to dry. I used chopsticks under one side to make sure they dried completely. I used 36, 4oz. jars vs. 24, 8oz. jars in the original recipe.
Next, gather ingredients, rinse blueberries and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Ingredients for Blueberry Filling (I made 2 batches to fill all 36 jars)
- 1/3 cup (3.5 ounces) sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- pinch ground cinnamon
- pink salt
- 6 cups (30 ounces) fresh blueberries, or 36 ounces frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Ingredients for Cobbler Topping (I made 3 batches, as suggested by Megan)
- 1 cup (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal
- 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (for sprinkling)
- 2 teaspoons sugar (for sprinkling)
**FOLLOW MIXING INGREDIENTS ON NOTMARTHA.ORG**
Changes and tips for changing recipe from 8oz. jars to 4 oz. jars below-
I filled my itty bitty jars to the bottom line on the jar with the blueberry filling.
About to here:
I cooked by tiny jars for the same amount of time suggested by the recipe, 25-30 minutes for the blueberries and 15-20 minutes for the topping. The smaller jar didn't appear to effect the cook time much at all.
For the topping, I chose to crumble my topping to give it a little more texture.
These were a HUGE hit at the wedding and I swelled with pride every time I overheard someone say, "oh my god, look how cute, tiny little cobblers!"
A++, thanks for the idea Megan!!