This easy blueberry cobbler recipe is a classic summer dessert you have to try! Sweet blueberries paired with a buttery, biscuit topping is baked until bubbly and golden, then topped with vanilla ice cream. Totally irresistible!
Love cobbler? Make sure to try my Peach Cobbler recipe too!
Easiest Ever Blueberry Cobbler
We are right in the middle of blueberry season here in New Jersey and that means one thing: time to break out the blueberry recipes! I’m talking fluffy blueberry pancakes, tender blueberry muffins and blueberry crumble bars that are everything you love about cake and pie mashed into one addictive dessert.
Another favorite way to use fresh blueberries? Blueberry cobbler. Served with vanilla ice cream, obviously.
This simple dessert is almost effortless to put together and is so, so good. A sweet and bubbly blueberry filling is topped with flakey homemade biscuits, then baked to golden perfection. I like to top the biscuits with turbinado sugar to add a bit of sparkle too.
What is Cobbler?
Cobbler is a dish that can be sweet or savory but is mostly known to be sweet. It is usually made with fresh fruit that is mixed with sugar, then poured into a baking dish and covered with a topping. There are a few different ways to make a cobbler topping. Here I have made a quick biscuit topping, but especially in the southern US, you’ll often see cobblers made with a crust-like topping that resembles pie.
What You’ll Need
What’s so great about cobbler is how easy it is! Cobblers contain very simple ingredients, which makes them easy to make in a pinch! Here are a few of the key ingredients you will need:
- Blueberries. I mean this is a blueberry cobbler! I recommend using fresh blueberries.
- Granulated Sugar. This will sweeten the berries a little more and also aid in creating the syrup that forms as the berries bake. And you add a little into the biscuit topping!
- Lemon Zest. This can be optional, although I really like the slight tartness the zest gives the berries.
- Flour/Baking Powder/Salt. These dry ingredients are all essential in creating the biscuit topping.
- Butter. Use cold butter in this recipe, as the topping is a lot like a biscuit. The cold butter will create a flakier biscuit!
- Heavy Cream. This is what you need to create a rich biscuit topping. You can sub this out for buttermilk if you prefer.
- Turbinado Sugar. Sprinkle some of this on top of the cobbler topping before you bake it for a sparkly topping, and a sweet crunch! Also known as Sugar In The Raw.
Can I Use a Different Kind of Fruit?
Other fruits can easily be subbed in place of the blueberries. Here are a few ideas:
- Mixed Berries: Like Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Strawberries
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
Yes! Just thaw out the blueberries at pat them dry!
How to Make Homemade Blueberry Cobbler
Prep your tools. Preheat your oven to 375F and coat a 9×9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Make the filling. Place the blueberries in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar, flour, and lemon zest. Stir to combine. Set aside while you prepare the cobbler topping.
Make the biscuit topping. In another large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter, fork, or food processor until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the cream and mix until a thick dough forms.
Assemble the cobbler. Spread the berries into the bottom of the prepared pan. Scoop handfuls of the dough out and flatten into 1/2- inch thick disks. Place these evenly on top of the berries.
Bake. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden on top and the berries are bubbly.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream!
How to Store and Reheat Extras
Let your cobbler cool to room temperature, then cover the baking dish with saran wrap and store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready to eat some, just spoon the desired amount into a bowl and zap it in the microwave until heated through. Add ice cream and dig in!
Can I Freeze It?
Yes! Blueberry Cobbler is a great recipe to bake if you have lots of blueberries to use. You can bake this recipe, allow it to cool, cover tightly in plastic wrap, and then again in foil and freeze for up to a month!
To thaw it out just bake in a 350°F oven until warm and bubbly again. Do note that the topping might be slightly soggier than if freshly baked and served.
More Cobbler Recipes to TryPrint
Easy Blueberry Cobbler that is the perfect sweetness with a buttery biscuit cobbler topping!
- 5 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9×9″ (or 1 1/2 quart) baking dish lightly with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Place the blueberries in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar, flour, and lemon zest. Stir to combine. Set aside while you prepare the cobbler topping.
- In another large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter, fork, or food processor until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
- Add the cream and mix until a thick dough forms.
- Spread the berries into the bottom of the prepared pan. Scoop handfuls of the dough out and flatten into 1/2- inch thick disks. Place these evenly on top of the berries.
- Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden on top and the berries are bubbly.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.
Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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