This recipe is everything you could ever want in a blueberry cobbler! Sweet, jammy fruit on the bottom, & a fluffy cake-y topping!

Square image of a bowl of blueberry cobbler topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

It’s blueberry season!! Yay!

Blueberries are at their absolute peak right now, so I’m all about baking up my favorite blueberry recipes.

Blueberry pie, lemon blueberry scones, and blueberry muffins are just a few of these, and today I’m adding this off-the-charts blueberry cobbler recipe to the ranks.

This honestly came out even better than I expected when I first started planning this post. It was one of those where I did a double-take when I tasted it for the first time- I was like, “oh dang!”

The filling is jammy and toothsome, with just the right amount of sweetness and so much incredible blueberry flavor. And the topping is light, fluffy, and cake-y.

Super-simple to make and there’s plenty of it!

It’s a perfect summer dessert- but I also like to sneak leftovers for breakfast! Hey it’s mostly fruit, right?

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WHAT IS BLUEBERRY COBBLER?

“Cobbler” can have a few different definitions, but it’s almost always served from a baking dish, and the bottom layer consists of cooked fruit.

The top layer is where you get into some differing opinions.

It can either be:

  1. like a pie crust,
  2. a kinda savory, thick, biscuit-like topping,
  3. or more of a fluffy, sweeter cake-like topping.

This recipe bakes up kind of like a combination of those last two, but I’d place it slightly more on the cake-y side.

I absolutely LOVE it and I think you will too.

HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY COBBLER

There are 2 components to this recipe:

  1. Filling
  2. Topping

Let’s start with the filling.

BLUEBERRY FILLING

This is pretty much just a homemade blueberry pie filling, but it works just as well in a cobbler.

It’s very easy to make and it can be done with fresh blueberries or frozen. (If you use frozen berries, you do NOT have to thaw them first.)

Place the berries in a big pot along with sugar, cornstarch, and the seeds and peel of a lemon.

Blueberry filling ingredients in a large pot.

The lemon peel and seeds act as a thickener, as does the cornstarch. Blueberries give off a ton of juice and you want that to get thick and jammy.

Remove the lemon peel with a veggie peeler and place it in a square of cheesecloth along with the seeds. Then tie it up into a sachet so it’s really easy to fish out later.

Tying lemon peel & seeds into a cheesecloth sachet.

(Cheesecloth is a great kitchen tool; here’s a link to get yourself some if you don’t already have it: cheesecloth.)

Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally, until the berries have softened and the juices are syrupy and thick. It should look like this:

Cooked blueberry filling being spooned from a pot.

Then season it with a little bit of lemon juice, to bring out the fresh, fruity flavor.

Transfer this filling into a 1 3/4-quart baking dish, and now it’s time for the topping! I told you this would be easy!

COBBLER TOPPING

Place flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and give them a quick whisk just to get them combined.

Next, start stirring in the melted butter. Once it’s mostly combined, start drizzling in milk.

Whisking milk into cobbler topping.

Use whatever kind of milk you keep in your fridge. Skim, low-fat, whole, doesn’t make much difference at all!

Once you have a smooth, thick batter, drop it in dollops over the top of the filling.

Unbaked blueberry cobbler.

Then whisk the whole thing into the oven to bake.

(Pro tip: place your baking dish on a large tray to catch any drips, in case the filling bubbles over!)

You’ll know it’s done when the cobbler topping feels set & a little springy, and has a beautiful golden brown color.

HOW TO SERVE

Honestly, I’d take this blueberry cobbler any way I can get it! Hot, cold, or anyplace in between.

But my favorite way to enjoy it is warm from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The contrast between temperatures, textures, and flavors is just heavenly.

If you really want to impress, use homemade vanilla ice cream. I’ve got 2 recipes for ya:

  1. Old-Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream
  2. No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

    Or you can just garnish your cobbler with a dusting of powdered sugar, or sprinkle a pinch of sparkling sugar or demerara sugar on top before baking. A dollop of whipped cream is really nice too!

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    IS THIS RECIPE HEALTHY?

    Check out the nutritional info in the recipe card below, and I’ll allow you to judge.

    But do note that this dish contains no eggs, so if you are looking for something to make for someone with a sensitivity or allergy, this is a great choice.

    While I haven’t tried it myself, I do think that this recipe could adapt well to a gluten-free version. Just look for a gluten-free flour blend that subs 1:1 for regular flour.

    And if you’d like to make this dairy-free and vegan, use dairy-free butter and milk products that sub 1:1 for regular dairy.

    SHELF-LIFE & STORAGE

    This cobbler can be left at room temperature for a few hours, but if you have any leftovers it’s best to refrigerate them. They should keep (chilled) for at least a week or so.

    You can also freeze it. I would advise freezing it after baking, not before. Just because of the baking powder (you generally want to bake things with chemical leaveners right away).

    Cover it tightly and it should last in the freezer for a month or two and can be thawed at room temperature.

    Enjoy cold, at room temperature, or reheated in a 170-degree oven or in the microwave until warmed through.

    Overhead image of a baking dish of blueberry cobbler with a spoonful taken out, revealing the syrupy filling.

    A FEW MORE OF MY FAVORITE SEASONAL SUMMER FRUIT DESSERTS:

    1. Strawberry Bars
    2. Banana Pudding
    3. Cherry Pie
    4. Fruit Pizza

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    Blueberry Cobbler
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 mins
     

    This recipe is everything you could ever want in a blueberry cobbler! Sweet, jammy fruit on the bottom, & a fluffy, cake-y topping!

    Course: Dessert, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: best blueberry cobbler recipe, blueberry cobbler, blueberry cobbler recipe, easy blueberry cobbler, how to make blueberry cobbler
    Servings: 10
    Calories: 341 kcal
    Ingredients
    For the Blueberry Filling:
    • 4 pounds blueberries (fresh or frozen)
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • peel & seeds from 1 lemon, tied up in a square of cheesecloth
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    For the Cobbler Topping:
    Instructions
    To Make the Blueberry Filling:
    1. Place the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon peel & seeds (in their cheesecloth sachet) in a large pot and cook (stirring) until syrupy & thick (approx. 15 minutes).

    2. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

    3. Transfer the filling to a 1 3/4-quart baking dish.

    To Make the Cobbler Topping:
    1. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

    2. Whisk in the melted butter until almost fully incorporated, then drizzle in the milk, a little at a time, whisking, until smooth.

    3. Drop dollops of the batter over the blueberry filling, and bake the cobbler until the topping is springy to the touch and golden brown on top (approx. 40 to 50 minutes).

    Recipe Video

    Nutrition Facts
    Blueberry Cobbler
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 341 Calories from Fat 90
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 10g15%
    Saturated Fat 6g38%
    Trans Fat 0.4g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 26mg9%
    Sodium 67mg3%
    Potassium 256mg7%
    Carbohydrates 63g21%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 44g49%
    Protein 3g6%
    Vitamin A 401IU8%
    Vitamin C 18mg22%
    Calcium 65mg7%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.