Blueberry Cobbler

filed under: Dessert on April 6, 2019
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  • Blueberry Cobbler gives fresh blueberries the center stage in the most amazing way!  This simple from-scratch cobbler recipe whips up in just minutes and is bursting with flavor!  If you love blueberries, make sure to give my Blueberry Coffee Cake a try too!

    Blueberry Cobbler

    Blueberry Cobbler

    Blueberries are a family favorite around here.  We buy them by the truckful if we can.  I am always looking for different ways that I can sneak in blueberries as an ingredient in one of my recipes.  One of my favorites was this blueberry cheesecake with a shortbread crust.  Cobblers are so fun and easy to make, I can’t believe I am just now getting to this combination!  This blueberry cobbler recipe is super simple.  With just a few short minutes of prep, this will be in your oven and the family will be begging for updates on when it will be done.  The smell that comes from your oven is amazing, to say the least.

    Fresh Blueberries

    Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

    The best part about this blueberry cobbler recipe is that you probably already have everything you need (minus the blueberries unless you were prepared for this exact moment).  To prep, you will need:

    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Flour
    • Baking Powder
    • Salt
    • Milk
    • Blueberries

    How to Buy Blueberries

    When you head to the store to pick up your berries, don’t just grab the first container and run.  Look for firm berries that have a smooth surface with no leaves or stems.  They should be a deep purple color, not a reddish tone.  Also, look for juices in the container.  If you see that the berries look a little runny, that means that one or more of the berries is probably bruised (another sign that flavor won’t be great).

    How to Make an Easy Blueberry Cobbler

    You will prepare this super easy blueberry cobbler in three steps.

    Step 1:  Mix up the batter.  Add all of your dry ingredients together and milk together and then slowly whisk in the butter.  Add this mixture to the skillet (or greased baking dish)

    Step 2:  Mix your blueberries and sugar together and then sprinkle them over the top of the batter.  Don’t worry, the batter will pull the sugared berries in during the baking process.  it is important to spread them around as much as you can to make sure that you have even batter to blueberry distribution.  Pop this mixture into the oven for 45 minutes.

    Step 3:  Top the dish with more sugar and then put it back in the oven for 10 more minutes.  This gives the topping a sugar crust and just the perfect amount of sugary crunch.

    Sugar crust on blueberry cobbler

    Toppings for Blueberry Cobbler

    The basic topping choices for a blueberry cobbler are whipped cream or ice cream.  Within those two categories, there are a few variations that can really take this easy blueberry cobbler recipe to a whole new level.   For the ice cream, we almost always have vanilla or vanilla bean as a staple in our freezer.  The vanilla ice cream is a perfect compliment to the buttery, cakey, blueberry flavors in the cobbler.

    Homemade Whipped Cream

    Making your own whipped cream is probably one of the top recommendations that I will ever give you when discussing homemade desserts.  To do that, you need heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar.   Essentially, from here you just pour the whipping cream into a bowl and whip until peaks start to form.  (I would recommend using a hand mixer or a stand mixer unless you are really focusing on those arm muscles.)

    Slowly add in the sugar and serve.  Super simple.  You can put a few other fun twists on this by adding in freshly squeezed lemon juice into the whipped cream for a citrus whipped cream.  You can do this with store-bought whipped cream too.  The same method applies here, you just add lemon juice to the pre-made version.  This is great over blueberry pancakes or blueberry waffles as well!

    Sugar topping on blueberry cobbler

    Looking for More Blueberry Recipes?

    Blueberry Coffee Cake

    Lemon Blueberry Soda Cake

    Blueberry Galette

    Lemon Blueberry Cake

    Blueberry Dump Cake


    5 from 1 vote
    Blueberry Cobbler
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    55 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 5 mins

    Blueberry Cobbler gives fresh blueberries the center stage in the most amazing way!  This simple, from scratch cobbler recipe, whips up in just minutes and is bursting with flavor!  If you love blueberries, make sure to give my Blueberry Coffee Cake a try too!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Blueberry Cobbler
    Servings: 8
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, melted
    • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
    • 1 cup (128g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (238g) milk
    • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    Sugar Topping
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Slowly whisk in the melted butter.
    2. Pour the batter into a 7 or 8 inch cast iron skillet or a greased baking dish.

    1. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries and sugar.
    2. Add the blueberries mixture evenly over the top of the batter.
    3. Bake for 45 minutes at 350°F.

    Sugar Topping
    1. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of sugar over the top and return to oven; bake 10 additional minutes.

    Recipe Notes

    You can double this recipe for a 12-inch skillet. 🙂

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  • Jeanne says:

    What temp do you bake cobbler?

    • Jennifer Holmes says:

      Bake @ 350° for 45 mins
      Then top with sugar and bake an additional 10 minutes @ 350°.
      Hope this helps. 👍🏽😁

  • Judy Everett says:

    The blue berry cobbler looks yummy.

  • Brenda says:

    I wondered how to get the sugary topping. It sets it apart from any other Blue. Berry Cobbler. Yum. Thanks. I am having a friend for dinner soon. I can’t wait to hear the compliments. I am thinking 350 degrees for baking it. That is fairly standard.

  • Karin L Johnson says:

    This was delicious but I am Keto so I took the liberty of using some alternative ingredients.

  • Leslie Jones says:

    Can you substitute the same amount of blackberries?

  • Dianna Christensen says:

    reading the Directions and looking at the pictures, it appears the skillet has a different recipe being made. No where in the recipe does is say to place pats of butter on top of the dry cake mix. This recipe is great, fast and enjoyed by everyone.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Good catch! Not sure how that picture slipped in there. I removed it. Thanks!

  • Marlana mallar says:

    Great nothing better

  • Pat says:

    Can we use frozen blueberries instead?

  • Christine Cooper says:

    Question. You didn’t specify which size of a skillet or baking dish I should use. I’m using a 10″ skillet and I hope that is ok.

  • Donna says:

    What size baking dish do you use if Not making in a skillet? Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      If you don’t have a skillet you can use a 9×9 or 9×13. The thickness of the cobbler might vary.

  • Nadine J Vanderstelt says:

    can you use frozen berries

  • Judith R Deist says:

    Can I double this recipe?

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