Cobbler is a traditional dish that my family makes sure that it is served every dinner. No matter what the filling is. Whether sweet, like sweetened autumn fruits for dessert, or savory with peas and minced meat. The only thing that mattered was that it was served on the dinner table.
So, I carried this tradition to my own family. That’s why I had to find a way that I could serve cobbler on the dinner table each single day with the least effort possible. I learned the best way to freeze cobbler!
Can you freeze cobbler?
Yes, you absolutely can. And I am going to share with you the exact details to easily do so.
Bear in mind though, that it is best when frozen after being baked. Don’t attempt to freeze raw cobbler or else it will turn into a soggy mess and won’t bake perfectly after freezing.
Since freezing can affect the topping a bit and makes it a little softer. There is another option that you can consider, which is separating the topping from the batter. Cook and freeze each one separately, then put everything together before reheating.
Since, some people might be confused by cobbler and crumble.
Cobbler Vs Crumble:
Both of these delicious dishes are almost the same in their content. However, cobbler is usually topped with scone-like dough that goes over the fillings. On the other hand, the crumble has a much different topping with a more cookie-like dough that doesn’t entirely cover the filling.
How to freeze Cobbler?
- Before you attempt to freeze your fresh-out-of-the-oven cobbler. You have to ensure that its temperature is cold enough to at least room temperature.
- Once it is cool enough, wrap the portions of cobbler you are going to freeze in Clingfilm, or tin foil, then place it in a freezer-friendly container.
- Label the container by the date and the content with the filling of the cobbler to distinguish it from other food stored in the freezer.
Some extra tips to consider:
- It is recommended to freeze the cobbler in small portions instead of large whole ones to facilitate the defrosting step as well as, avoiding the refreezing of extra cobbler.
- Avoid freezing the cobbler in ceramic or glass dishes, as some of them don’t withstand the freezing, then the immediate reheating without defrosting first. They might break!
That’s why aluminum or plastic containers are better.
- Freezing the cobbler is generally a safe and a good way to store your leftovers. However, don’t expect it to retain the exact same texture as before freezing.
- Make sure to check the temperature of the cobbler from its deep core and that it had reached 75 °c before eating it.
- The sogginess of the cobbler after freezing depends mainly on the filling itself, as some fillings like peaches, for example, tend to soften the crumble of the cobbler.
Freezing Different Types of Cobbler
Here are all the different Cobbler fillings you can easily freeze:
Can you freeze blackberry cobbler?
Yes. You sure can!
Or else, how would you make the best use of hedgerow blackberries!
Can you freeze peach cobbler?
My favorite Cobbler ever!
You certainly can. But, bear in mind that it might be a tad bit softer after reheating, as peaches have a high moisture content. It is delicious nonetheless!
Can you freeze apple cobbler?
Yes. Just like any other cobbler. However, make sure that the apples are cooked before baking the cobbler in the oven.
Can you freeze blueberry cobbler?
An easy yes!
How to defrost cobbler?
All you have to do is to just transfer the cobbler container or tray from the freezer to the refrigerator, and allow it to thaw overnight. I think it is the safest amount of time to make sure it is completely thawed. However, in case of freezing small portions, then it shouldn’t take more than a few hours!
How long does cobbler keep in the freezer?
Three months is the maximum amount of time it can last in the freezer without losing any bit of its high quality. However, it can in fact, stay for longer, but don’t expect it to retain the same delicious taste and quality as before freezing.
How to reheat cobbler?
I think using the oven to reheat your thawed cobbler might be the best option you have, although not the quickest one, yet, it ensures the same crispy and fresh taste as the one just made.
Allow the defrosted cobbler to reheat in the oven for 25 minutes after covering the tray with foil to avoid the darkening of the cobbler. Serve while it is still hot and enjoy!
Another alternative, which might be the quickest, is to heat the frozen cobbler in the microwave, which won’t take more than a few minutes. The outcome might be a bit soggier and softer, but, of course, still delicious as ever!
Remember that you have to reheat frozen food until it reaches 75 °c for at least 30 seconds or 85 °c for at least 8 seconds. You can check their temperatures using a food thermometer from the core of the cobbler itself. Only then will it be safe to enjoy!
Common Freezing Questions
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about successfully freezing cobbler:
Can you freeze unbaked cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze the unbaked cobbler assembly and then bake it directly from the freezer. Add a few extra minutes to the bake time. Cover loosely with foil at first to prevent overbrowning.
Does cobbler with oatmeal topping freeze well?
Yes, oatmeal cobbler freezes very well. The oats help absorb extra moisture for a better texture. Let it cool fully before freezing.
Can you freeze peach cobbler?
Peach cobbler freezes excellently. Peaches hold up well to freezing. Prevent the peach juices from leaking by thickening them with cornstarch or tilting the pan while freezing.
How do you freeze an apple cobbler?
Prevent apple slices from browning by tossing them in lemon juice before assembling and freezing the cobbler. Increase the thickener slightly to account for apple juice leakage.
What is the best fruit for freezing in a cobbler?
Berries like blackberries and blueberries freeze well in cobblers, as do stone fruits like peaches, nectarines, plums, and apricots. Apples also freeze nicely. Avoid cobblers with melon.
Enjoy a frozen cobbler later.
Freezing cobbler lets you save those leftovers and enjoy warm, comforting fruit cobbler anytime—even when that perfect fruit is out of season.
Follow the proper freezing methods and thaw gently for delicious results. With proper freezing, you can savor summertime cobbler flavors all year.
Hi, I’m Julie, the passionate foodie and founder of Juliesfamilykitchen.com. I created this blog out of a drive to prove someone wrong, and then I realized how much I truly enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. In my free time, when I’m not running around after my kids or spending quality time with my partner, you can usually find me in the kitchen experimenting with new dishes.