Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler is a delightful dessert that combines homemade blueberry filling with tender, buttery biscuits. It’s a perfect treat for gatherings, family meals, or anytime you crave a comforting and fruity dessert. It is so easy to throw together and ready in 30 minutes! With blueberries in season, you may want to try my simple, from-scratch Blueberry Cobbler, too.

Pan of Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler with Ice Cream and a Plated Piece Next to Fresh Blueberries from Overhead.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Blueberries: Fresh blueberries are best in the homemade blueberry filling. If using frozen berries, the mixture may need a few more minutes to come to a boil. In a pinch, you could use store-bought pie filling, but the dessert will not have as much flavor.

Cornstarch: Cornstarch is added to thicken the blueberry sauce. When the cornstarch is combined with water and heated, it forms a gel-like mixture that thickens as it cooks.

Buttermilk: If you don’t have any on hand, make buttermilk. Using milk in the recipe will not give the tanginess you get from the buttermilk.

Butter: With these being butter swim biscuits, meaning they will be ‘swimming’ in butter, you will need a stick of unsalted butter. Salted butter resulted in the biscuits being a bit too salty for this dessert.

Steps for Making Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler in a Casserole Pan on a White Counter.

How To Serve Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler

This dessert is delicious right out of the oven as-is, but you could certainly add other ingredients and/or toppings! Here are some options:

  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Lemon zest: Add a little bit of zest to the filling for a bright and zesty flavor.
  • Mixed Berries: Blueberries are delicious on their own, but you could always mix in other berries like raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries for a medley of flavors.
Pan of Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler with Fresh Blueberries.

Can I Make This In A Different Pan?

Sure! If preferred, you could use a 10-inch oven-safe skillet like a cast iron skillet. Then, you could make this dessert all in one dish. Or, use a 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch or 10-inch round cake pan. Watch the dessert carefully, as baking times may need to be adjusted.

Plate of Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler on a White Counter with Blueberries.

How To Store Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler

Although best served fresh, you can definitely save the leftovers for a few days. After the dessert has cooled, cover it and store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to 3-4 days. Reheat the biscuit blueberry cobbler in the microwave or in the oven at a low temperature until warm.

Looking Down on Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler with a Spoon in it and Some Removed.

Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Butter Swim Biscuit Blueberry Cobbler is a delightful dessert that combines homemade blueberry filling with tender, buttery biscuits. It's a perfect treat for gatherings, family meals, or anytime you crave a comforting and fruity dessert. And, it is so easy to throw together!


Blueberry filling

  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 cups (592 g) fresh blueberries, divided

Butter Swim Biscuits


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Set out a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Blueberry Filling

  • To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly drizzle in water, whisking constantly until smooth.
  • Add half of the blueberries. Increase the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until thickened (about 4-5 minutes). Then fold in the remaining blueberries. Remove from heat as you prepare the biscuit dough.


  • To a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Use a whisk to sift the ingredients.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and stir until mostly combined, being careful not to overwork the batter.


  • Pour the blueberry filling into the baking dish.
  • Using a spoon, dollop the biscuit dough on top of the blueberry filling. Carefully spread it into an even layer. Evenly drizzle the melted butter over the top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
  • Let the butter swim biscuit blueberry cobbler rest for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:


I really like this version of a blueberry cobbler. I wasn't sure about combining a sweet blueberry sauce with buttery biscuits, but it worked! And, it tastes like it takes a lot of work, but it doesn't, even with the homemade blueberry filling!


Absolutely delicious! This is like a different version of a pie. The butter swim biscuits complement everything. I would serve this for dessert to my friends and family any time!


I love this combination of butter biscuits and sweet homemade blueberry filling! The filling is so flavorful. It pairs beautifully with the buttery, soft biscuits.


This is delicious!! The blueberry filling is sweet and juicy, the biscuits are moist and not too sweet. It's all balanced and so good!


The biscuit on top of the blueberry pie filling is so delicious! The biscuit makes it into an instant comfort food for me!

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