Blueberry Cobbler

01.30.2019

A bowl of warm Blueberry Cobbler is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter day! It’s soon to be a favorite dessert with it’s juicy fresh blueberry filling and tender, buttery biscuit topping. Just don’t forget the vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect finishing touch.

Blueberry Cobbler

The Best Homemade Blueberry Cobbler!

A fresh blueberry dessert in the dead of winter? Yes! I can’t believe how cheap blueberries have been this season and they’ve actually been so sweet too. I normally bake seasonally but when blueberries are $.97 cents a pack you buy alllll the berries.

Really though I did get a little carried away (which I always do, blueberries are my favorite fruit). I probably bought 20 packs but I’ve made muffins, pancakes, smoothie bowls, froze some and we’ve been eating them by the handful. And now blueberry cobbler twice!

This really is Heaven in a bowl especially with some rich vanilla ice cream. Who can resist that blueberries and cream combo?

What Ingredients Go Into Blueberry Cobbler?

  • Fresh blueberries – the highlight of the dessert!
  • Lemon – this brightens up the flavors a little more.
  • Flour – used here for both thickening and the biscuit topping.
  • Granulated sugar – used to sweeten both the filling and topping. Adjust to taste for the filling if berries are really sweet or tart.
  • Baking powder – this makes the topping nice and fluffy. For best flavor I recommend using aluminum free baking powder.
  • Baking soda – added in addition to baking powder since there’s an acidic ingredient used (buttermilk).
  • Salt – to add flavor.
  • Cinnamon – only a hint is needed here but if you love cinnamon feel free to add more.
  • Butter – what would cobbler be without it? It adds a nice touch of richness.
  • Buttermilk – adds flavor and moistens the biscuits.

Blueberry Cobbler

How do You Make Blueberry Cobbler?

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add blueberries to a 9 by 9 by 2, or 11 by 7 by 2-inch baking dish, drizzle with lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl whisk 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 Tbsp flour, sprinkle mixture over blueberries and toss blueberries.
  • Bake in preheated oven until filling is hot and edges are bubbling, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile prepare topping.

Blueberry Cobbler

  • To make topping, in a medium mixing bowl whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, make a well in center.
  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, butter and vanilla.
  • Just a minute or two before you pull the filling from the oven pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and fold just until combined and there’s no longer streaks of flour.

Blueberry Cobbler

  • Remove hot filling from oven, increase oven temperature to 400. Immediately dollop spoonfuls of batter (I used a cookie scoop but two spoons will work) over blueberry filling about the side of a golf ball.
  • Sprinkle dough with sugar then return to oven and bake until filling is bubbling again and biscuits are cooked through, about 12 – 14 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Cobbler

What is the Topping Like?

I love this blueberry cobbler because you don’t end up with globby gluey topping. You start by cooking the filling first, then add the dough to the hot blueberry filling so it cooks from the bottom up.

The topping is a biscuit-like topping but it’s sweeter and much easier to make than the traditional biscuits. It’s similar to drop biscuits.

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

Frozen blueberries should work well here too. Thaw first and drain.

Blueberry Cobbler

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Blueberry Cobbler

5 from 1 vote
A bowl of warm Blueberry Cobbler is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter day! It's soon to be a favorite dessert with it's juicy fresh blueberry filling and tender, buttery biscuit topping. Just don't forget the vanilla ice cream, it's the perfect finishing touch.
Servings: 7
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes

Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 cups (745g) fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (65g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (18g) all-purpose flour

Topping

  • 1 cup (142g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar, + 2 tsp for topping
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 5 Tbsp (70g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add blueberries to a 9 by 9 by 2, or 11 by 7 by 2-inch baking dish, drizzle with lemon juice.

  2. In a small bowl whisk 1/3 cup granulated sugar with 2 Tbsp flour, sprinkle mixture over blueberries and toss. Bake in preheated oven until filling is hot and edges are bubbling, about 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile prepare topping - in a medium mixing bowl whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, make a well in center.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, butter and vanilla. Just a minute before you pull the filling from the oven pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and fold just until combined and there's no longer streaks of flour.

  5. Remove hot filling from oven, increase oven temperature to 400, and immediately dollop spoonfuls of batter (I used a cookie scoop but two spoons will work) over blueberry filling about the side of a golf balls.

  6. Sprinkle sugar over dough then return to oven and bake until filling is bubbling again and biscuit topping is cooked through (it shouldn't be doughy) about 12 - 14 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

  • For further browning you can very briefly broil biscuits near top burner, but don't walk about this should only take 15 - 30 seconds to brown.
  • You can adjust the amount of sugar added to the blueberries based on the sweetness of the batch you have. If they are really sweet you can reduce the sugar added to the berries, if they are very tart you can add a few extra tablespoons.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Cobbler
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Cobbler
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
Recipe adapted with changes from Cook’s Illustrated.

13 comments

  • Michelle: Hello! Would this work with peaches and blackberries? I like the idea of a biscuit style topping. June 29, 2019 at 9:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It should work well with peaches and black berries too. June 29, 2019 at 9:32am Reply

  • Lis: The ingredients list doesn’t match the amounts specified in the instructions. June 7, 2019 at 1:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry for the confusion thanks for pointing that out updated that in the recipe card. June 7, 2019 at 2:55pm Reply

  • [email protected]: Oh my gosh! I love, love cobblers! This looks delicious! February 12, 2019 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Julia: I’ve made and enjoyed all the recipes I have tried from your blog! I just made this yummy cobbler tonight and I was blown away! Well I didn’t think I could be by a “simple” cobbler, but it made my soul very happy! Most cobblers I’ve tried in the past are borderline too sweet, but this the balance was perfect, which could be dangerous (eating the whole pan dangerous haha). The biscuit like topping had good crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. The berries complemented it beautifully. Thank you for all your hard work testing and perfecting these recipes! February 5, 2019 at 10:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this cobbler Julia! Thanks for your review! February 5, 2019 at 10:51pm Reply

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci: Blueberry cobbler is the best, this looks heavenly! February 2, 2019 at 11:23pm Reply

    • Glenda Brown: Hi Jackie,. This recipe looks amazing, and what’s better than blueberries. Question…..can this recipe be doubled? I have friends and family coming for the fourth and I want to make this. I know I can make 2 separate dishes and that’s ok, but would like to know.
      Thank you so much for all of your great recipes.
      Happy 4th!! July 2, 2019 at 5:38pm Reply

      • Jaclyn: Yes it should double well. July 3, 2019 at 9:58am Reply

  • Ashlyn @ F5method.com: This looks am amazing and SO cozy – perfect for this Polar Vortex! Also nothing like some delicious berries to brighten up dreary winter. :) February 1, 2019 at 2:30pm Reply

  • Tejal: Can we use fresh stawberries instead of blueberries ? Also if I want to use the blueberry topping which we get in cans how can it be done ?? February 1, 2019 at 4:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Strawberries should work great too. And I’d definitely recommend skipping the canned fillings. February 1, 2019 at 5:08pm Reply

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