A classic southern Blueberry Cobbler made from juicy ripe blueberries and a hint of lemon and topped with a soft, warm cobbler. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a perfect summer comfort food dessert.
Blueberry season is one of my favorite seasons, especially because we live 15 minutes from a U-Pick blueberry farm. And since we're always looking for ways to use MORE of those big, juicy, ripe blueberries, let me present to you this Blueberry Cobbler recipe.
Blueberry cobbler is a warm dessert that takes just minutes to prepare.
It has a blueberry base made from warm sweet berries and just a hint of lemon, topped with a soft, light, and fluffy cake-like cobbler and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Every bite is pure comfort perfection. Serve it warm with a scoop of creamy, cool vanilla ice cream for the perfect combination of warm-and-cool, and creamy-and-fruity.
Can You Use Frozen Blueberries for Blueberry Cobbler?
Yes. Both fresh and frozen blueberries will work in this cobbler. No need to thaw if using frozen. However, add 10 minutes onto the baking time if you're using frozen blueberries to account for the temperature difference.
What Other Berries Can You Use for Cobbler?
Cobbler is such a versatile dessert. It can be made with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries, or a combination of any berries. It can also be made of stone fruits such as cherries, plums, or peaches, or even a classic apple cobbler.
The sky is the limit when it comes to cobbler variations.
What's the Difference Between a Cobbler and a Crisp?
A cobbler has a doughy topping, usually somewhere between the consistency of biscuits and cake.
A crisp has a crunchy, crumbly topping made from butter, flour, and sugar and usually oats or nuts.
Does a Cobbler Have a Bottom Crust?
No, cobbler has no bottom crust. Just a cakey or biscuit-like batter on top and fruit on the top.
More Blueberry Recipes You'll Love
- Classic Blueberry Buckle - a rich blueberry cake that doubles perfectly as a coffee cake or a full dessert.
- Blueberry Peach Crumble - ripe blueberries and peaches topped with a crunchy, crumbly oat and brown sugar topping.
- Spicy Blueberry Burgers - a perfect combination of sweet, savory, and spicy. Burgers topped with a jalapeno blueberry sauce.
- Perfect Blueberry Muffins - my grandma's recipe and our family's all-time favorite muffins.
- Berries and Cream Cupcakes - Fluffy vanilla cupcakes with fresh berries folded right in, then topped with a light whipped cream cheese frosting and more fresh berries.
For the Blueberries
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
For Cobbler Batter
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cinnamon for topping
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Place butter in slices in a 9"x13" baking dish. Place in the oven to melt while preparing blueberries.
- In a large bowl, add blueberries, sugars, flour, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Gently toss to combine. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, add dry ingredients for cobbler. Whisk together to combine.
- Make a well in the center. Add milk and vanilla and whisk until just combined.
- Remove baking dish from the oven. Add blueberry mixture to the bottom and spread evenly. Gently pour batter over the top. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
- Bake at 375°F for about 25-30 minutes for fresh berries or about 45 minutes for frozen berries, until batter is cooked through.
- Serve warm.
- The cobbler batter will be runny. That is normal and nothing to worry about.
- Storage: Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Freezer Directions: Cover and freeze the baked cobbler for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm in the oven before serving.
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