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Indulge in the sweet, fruity goodness of homemade Blueberry Cobbler. Warm, buttery, and bursting with flavor. It’s the ultimate summer dessert.
It costs approximately $11.79 to make this cobbler. The cobbler serves eight for around $1.47 per serving.
Try our Cake Mix Peach Cobbler for another delicious cobbler variety.
Our go-to dessert when blueberries are in season is this easy Blueberry Cobbler recipe. It is a classic dessert, perfect for any occasion.
Blueberry Cobbler is a delicious combination of sweet and tart flavors from the blueberry base with a crispy, buttery texture on top from the cakey light cobbler topping. The juicy blueberries burst in your mouth with a slight hint of lemon from the fresh zest. The topping is baked to golden brown perfection and is a nice contrast to the soft blueberries.
We love serving this warm Blueberry Cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The cold creaminess of the ice cream or whipped cream melts right into the warm and crispy cobbler, creating a heavenly treat.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 6 cups fresh blueberries – $9.44
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice – $0.58
- Zest of 1 lemon – $0.00
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar – $0.25
- 1 ½ cups and 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour – $0.19
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon – $0.01
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder – $0.11
- ½ teaspoon salt – $0.01
- ½ cup unsalted butter – $1.12
- ½ cup milk – $0.08
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. Check out Budget Recipes Explained to learn more about how we price our recipes. The pricing for this recipe was updated in May 2023.
How To Make Blueberry Cobbler
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Next, clean the blueberries and place them in a large bowl.
- Then, stir in the lemon juice and zest.
- Whisk together ½ cup of sugar, one tablespoon of flour, and the cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the berries and toss to coat them.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
- Next, make the topping by whisking together the flour, one cup of sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl,
- Then, cut the butter into pieces and blend them into the flour mixture until small crumbles form.
- Slowly stir in the milk.
- Spoon the topping onto the blueberries. Slightly spread the topping.
- Sprinkle the coarse sugar evenly over the top.
- Bake for forty to forty-five minutes.
- Finally, serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Fruit Variations:
- Mixed Berry Cobbler: Instead of using only blueberries, you can mix in other berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries. Adjust the quantities to your liking.
- Peach Blueberry Cobbler: Add sliced fresh or frozen peaches with the blueberries for a delightful combination of flavors.
- Apple Blueberry Cobbler: Mix diced apples with the blueberries to create a unique twist on the classic cobbler.
- Flavor Enhancements:
- Spiced Cobbler: Add a pinch of ground nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom to the fruit filling to give it a warm and aromatic flavor.
- Citrus Twist: Experiment with different citrus zest, such as orange or lime instead of lemon zest, to add a refreshing citrus note to the cobbler.
- Topping Variations:
- Biscuit Topping: Instead of the crumbly topping in your recipe, you can make a classic biscuit topping by combining flour, baking powder, salt, butter, and milk. Drop spoonfuls of the biscuit dough on top of the fruit filling before baking.
- Streusel Topping: Make a crunchy streusel topping by combining flour, brown sugar, oats, and butter. Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit filling before baking to add a delicious crunch.
- Dietary Substitutions:
- Gluten-Free: Replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend to make the cobbler suitable for those with gluten intolerance or sensitivity.
- Vegan: Substitute the butter with plant-based margarine or coconut oil, and use non-dairy milk such as almond or coconut milk. Ensure your sugar is vegan-friendly if needed.
Feel free to experiment with these variations and substitutions to create unique twists on our homemade blueberry cobbler recipe.
Storage and Serving Tips For Blueberry Cobbler
SERVE: You can serve cobbler as is or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a whipped cream dollop for extra indulgence.
STORE: If you have leftovers, let the blueberry cobbler cool completely. Cover the baking dish or transfer the cobbler to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
FREEZE: If you want to freeze the blueberry cobbler for more extended storage, make sure it has cooled completely. Line the baking dish with a layer of plastic wrap, leaving some overhang on the sides. Place the blueberry cobbler in the container and cover it tightly with additional plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then, place the dish in the freezer and freeze for 1-2 hours or until it’s solid enough to hold its shape.
Once frozen, remove the dish from the freezer and lift the wrapped cobbler out. Place it in a freezer-safe bag or cover it with another layer of heavy-duty foil. Place the wrapped cobbler back in the freezer and use it within 2-3 months for best quality.
THAW: Remove it from the freezer when you’re ready to enjoy the frozen blueberry cobbler. If you have time, transfer the wrapped cobbler to the refrigerator and let it thaw overnight. This slow thawing method helps maintain the texture of the cobbler.
If you’re in a hurry, you can use the defrost setting to thaw individual portions in the microwave. Be sure to remove all the plastic wrap or foil before microwaving.
REHEAT: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove any plastic wrap or foil from the thawed blueberry cobbler. Place the cobbler in an oven-safe dish if it’s not already in one. Cover the dish with foil to prevent the top from over-browning. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until the cobbler is heated. If desired, remove the foil during the last few minutes of baking to crisp up the top. Once heated, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
The juices will release from the blueberries while cooking, but they should thicken during baking. The result is a juicy filling that is not too runny or thick.
Lemon juice helps enhance the blueberries’ flavor and balance the sugar’s sweetness. It also assists in helping to thicken the filling, creating a more cohesive texture.
There are several reasons why your cobbler might be soggy:
1. Too much liquid in the fruit filling. Be sure to add the flour to the filling mixture to help thicken the liquid.
Watch the cooking time. If the undercooked cobbler, the topping can be soggy instead of crispy.
2. Be sure to stir the filling ingredients together thoroughly. If there are flour pockets in the mixture, that can result in a soggy cobbler.
3. Resist the urge to add extra fruit. Too much fruit can make the filling too liquidy.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: If you are lucky enough to live close to a blueberry farm or orchard, take your little ones blueberry picking. This can be a fun and educational experience, giving them a sense of ownership over the ingredients they are using in the recipe.
Ages 4-5: Let them help with measuring and mixing. Kids love to help in the kitchen, so let them help with measuring and mixing the ingredients for the cobbler. This can help them develop their math and fine motor skills while giving them a sense of responsibility.
Ages 6-8: Have your child decorate the baked cobbler. After it has cooled, let your child decorate it with a dollar of whipped cream or even a dusting of powdered sugar. This can be a fun and creative way to involve them in the dessert presentation.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Blueberry Cobbler can be a delicious and affordable dessert, even on a budget. Two of our best tips for making this recipe without breaking the bank include:
Shop sales and use coupons: Look for sales on blueberries and use coupons to save money on your purchase. When they go on sale, buy them in bulk and freeze them for future use.
Use frozen blueberries: We prefer using fresh blueberries. However, freezing can be more affordable than fresh, especially when blueberries are not in season. You will want to thaw them before using them in the recipe.
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- 9×13-inch baking dish
- mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- mixing spoon
- 6 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon about 1 teaspoon
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature and cut into cubes
- ½ cup milk anything but skim
- 2 teaspoons coarse sugar for sprinkling optional
- Vanilla ice cream optional
- Fresh whipped cream optional
PREP OVEN AND PAN:
- Move the oven rack to the middle position.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
MAKE BLUEBERRY FILLING:
- Clean blueberries and add them to a large bowl.
- Add lemon juice and zest, and stir to combine.
- Whisk together ½ cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle over berries and toss to coat.
- Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- Whisk together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Cut butter into pieces and blend them into the flour mixture until small crumbles form.
- Gradually add milk and stir after each addition until combined.
- Spoon topping onto blueberries and spread slightly. The mixture will be thick but will spread while baking.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, both optional.