Easy blueberry cobbler is the ultimate classic comfort food dessert. The warm fruit filling is made from sweet blueberries and topped with a flaky biscuit top. A delicious and easy dessert that the whole family will love!
Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
Cobblers are one of the easiest baked goods to make. All you really have to do is dump the right ingredients into a baking dish and bake to make the most delicious and comforting dessert.
If you love cobblers, then you'll love this easy recipe for blueberry cobbler. It's the perfect summer dessert for all of your cookouts and easy recipe to throw together if you want something sweet on a busy evening.
You can make this homemade blueberry cobbler recipe with fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries. So, if you find some juicy fresh summer blueberries at your local farmers market now you have the most perfect use for them!
I've got a few stellar cobbler recipes since they're such a simple dessert to make for any occasion. From this popular peach cobbler recipe to mixed berry cobbler, you have plenty of delicious recipes to choose from.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
This warm and sweet blueberry cobbler is like a more gooey blueberry muffin. So if that's your jam, you're gonna love this recipe for sure!
- Cobbler is a great dessert to make for potlucks or parties, especially if you know the desserts will be sitting out for a while. This recipe will be ok sitting out for a bit after being baked!
- Blueberry cobbler is a very welcoming dessert. Make a dish as a housewarming gift for new neighbors or as a "thinking of you" dessert for a friend who may need a pick-me-up.
- Since you can mix all of the fruit filling ingredients in the prepared baking dish, the clean-up after making cobbler is super quick. Just wash utensils and the bowl you used to make the biscuit dough!
What is a cobbler?
Cobblers are typically made from fresh fruit or fresh berries and baked with a layer of biscuit like topping over the top of the fruit. They are a bit similar in texture to pies or dump cakes.
A cobbler is not the same thing as fruit crisp though! Fruit crisps have a similar filling, but are instead topped with a crunchy and crumbly oat topping. My mixed berry crisp is a good example of the difference between a crisp and a cobbler.
Both a rustic fruit desserts with just slight differences. But I'd never turn either down... just too delicious!
Add these ingredients to your grocery list so you can grab everything you need to make this homemade blueberry cobbler recipe:
- blueberries, fresh or frozen
- brown sugar
- all-purpose flour
- lemon zest
- pure vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- granulated sugar
- heavy cream
Substitutions and Variations
You can use a gluten-free 1:1 flour substitute, such as King Arthur Measure for Measure Flour, to make this recipe without gluten.
Feel free to swap out the brown sugar for coconut sugar. But if you choose to go with brown sugar, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar will both work perfectly.
Half-and-half and whole milk are both good substitutes for heavy whipping cream if you don't have that on hand.
How to Make Blueberry Cobbler
Here's how to make this easy blueberry cobbler recipe:
Grease a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
Then, toss blueberries with brown sugar, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. You can mix these ingredients together in a medium bowl or directly in the baking dish. If you did a bowl, go ahead and transfer it to the prepared baking dish.
Bake at 400°F (20°C) for 12-14 minutes until the fruit filling is warm and bubbly.
While the dessert bakes, combine all of the dry ingredients for the biscuit cobbler topping in a medium bowl.
Add the milk and stir until it reaches a doughy consistency.
When you remove the fruit filling from the oven, spoon scoops of biscuit dough over the top of the blueberry filling and sprinkle the top with extra sugar.
Then bake the blueberry cobbler for another 22-24 minutes until the top is golden brown.
How to Store Leftover Blueberry Cobbler
Leftover blueberry cobbler can be left at room temperature on the same day that you bake it, but after that it needs to be refrigerated. Wrap the baking dish tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or transfer leftover cobbler to an airtight container.
Store in the fridge for 4-5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw before eating. For best results, reheat each leftover serving in the oven or microwave and then serve with ice cream or whipped topping.
What to Serve with Blueberry Cobbler
Warm blueberry cobbler is best served with an ice-cold scoop of vanilla ice cream or salted caramel ice cream.
Homemade whipped cream is always quite tasty on warm cobbler too! The juicy blueberry filling compliments any creamy and cold dessert topping.
Cobbler is, without a doubt, the perfect dessert after a summer meal of grilled chicken drumsticks and oven roasted broccoli. Or, serve it as dessert at a get-together after grilling homemade hamburgers and zucchini.
Tips for Success
- Allow this delicious cobbler to cool for 5 minutes before cutting into it. The fruit filling will be really warm once it comes out of the oven and this will give it time to cool to a better serving temperature.
- Give this tasty dessert some buttery goodness by brushing the top of the cobbler with melted butter just after it comes out of the oven. The butter will soak into the biscuits and give it extra flavor!
- If you use fresh blueberries in this easy recipe, make sure they are washed and dried thoroughly before baking.
Cobbler is actually a really easy dessert to prep ahead of time. Make the fruit filling and then store it, unbaked, in the refrigerator. Then make the biscuit topping separately and cover the bowl in plastic wrap. When you're ready to bake, pull the ingredients out of the fridge and allow to come room temperature before baking.
You should not cover a cobbler when baking because steam will get trapped and create a soggy topping. Baking cobbler unbaked will result in a crispy, light, and fluffy topping with a perfect golden brown coloring!
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- 3 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (20°C).
- In a bowl or directly in your greased baking dish, toss blueberries with brown sugar, flour, lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Then transfer to the greased baking dish if you mixed in a bowl.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly.
- Meanwhile, prepare the biscuit topping. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in the cream until incorporated and it reaches a doughy consistency.
- Spoon equal scoops of biscuit dough over on top of berries. Sprinkle biscuits with a pinch of extra sugar.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 scoop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 374mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g