Homemade Blueberry Cobbler is a simple, summertime classic adored by many. It’s the perfect dessert to serve to a crowd with an easy-to-make filling, which is just sweet enough without being overly sweet, and a scrumptious, buttery dough made from scratch. The versatility and simplicity of this dish is highlighted by the natural, fresh fruit filling of your choice and the comforting, old fashioned sweet biscuit topping.
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With all the excitement during summertime, sometimes longer days don’t always feel very long, and you may find yourself looking for a quick dessert to serve at a family meal or to a group of guests. This recipe for Blueberry Cobbler is an easy, go-to-recipe, that still tastes decadent and delicious. It’s a summertime specialty around my house.
Fresh blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to use in this recipe. Feel free to use your favorite fruit instead by adapting this recipe to make a Peach Cobbler or mixed berry cobbler. Other fast, simple desserts featuring delicious, fresh fruits which you should try are Mixed Berry Puff Pastry Tart and Blueberry Poundcake.
The from scratch, buttery dough, which gets crispy and golden in the oven, perfectly complements the jam-like, homemade blueberry filling in this dish. Nothing beats a fresh Blueberry Cobbler, served straight out of the oven. The only thing to make it better would be a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Why This Recipe Works
Cobbler is one of the easiest dessert recipes out there; you only need to create two mixtures – a fruit filling and a dough topping. Most of the time spent making this dish is just waiting for it to finish baking.
The homemade blueberry filling is not overly sweet, but rather lets the fresh fruit flavor shine. You can even choose to make this recipe using your favorite fruit or combination of fruits! The traditional biscuit topping provides a nice crunch, but also a tender crumb which soaks up all the delicious, flavorful fruit juice.
Blueberry Cobbler is the perfect summer dessert and could also be enjoyed as an indulgent breakfast treat. Serve fresh cobbler, warm out of the oven, with ice cream or fresh whipped cream to impress your family, friends and guests.
How To Make Blueberry Cobbler
- Blueberries: fresh picked blueberries are best, but obviously not everyone has access to blueberry farms. You can use store-bought or frozen. I’d recommend organic, if possible. If you use frozen blueberries, be sure to thaw them before using them. You can thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature right before use.
- Lemon: using just a little fresh squeezed lemon juice really enhances the flavor of the blueberries.
- Pantry staples: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk and eggs
The entire recipe and instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. You can also print the recipe from the card, if needed.
The only prep work for this recipe is to juice the lemon.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Combine blueberries, lemon juice and sugar. Gently stir in the flour.
Spread the blueberries evenly into the bottom of a medium baking dish. I use a 9.5-inch square baking dish for this recipe. Dot with the small pieces of butter.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until medium, pea-size bit of butter remain.
Whisk together the egg and milk and add to the flour mixture. Gently stir until just combined.
Dollop spoonfuls of the dough onto the top of the blueberries. Sprinkle on extra sugar, if desired.
Cover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Serve as is, with whipped cream or ice cream. Cobbler pairs deliciously with a hot cup of coffee or chai tea.
Tips and Techniques
- Freshly picked blueberries work best, but you can use fresh or frozen store-bought blueberries, if needed.
- Store leftovers tightly covered in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days for best results.
Can You Use Frozen Blueberries for Blueberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries to make blueberry cobbler, however, you must let them thaw first.
Can You Use Other Fruits In Blueberry Cobbler?
You can replace the blueberries with other fruits to make different cobbler recipes. You can also mix other fruit with the blueberries. Blueberry peach cobbler is delicious and you can also easily make a mixed berry cobbler using any combination of berries that you like.
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- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine blueberries, lemon juice and sugar. Gently stir in the flour.
- Spread evenly into the bottom of a medium baking dish. Dot with the small pieces of butter.
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until medium, pea-size bit of butter remain.
- Whisk together the egg and milk and add to the flour mixture. Gently stir until just combined.
- Dollop spoonfuls of the dough onto the top of the blueberries. Sprinkle on extra sugar, if desired.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Serve as is, with whipped cream or with ice cream.