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This Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe made with fresh or frozen blueberries is a delicious summer dessert recipe that’s perfect for a special occasion. (Or any night of the week – it’s that easy!)
Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe
One of my favorite things about spring and summer is all of the fresh ingredients available and that’s particularly true when making dessert.
This Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler is a great way to enjoy the flavorful fresh berries all summer long and everyone LOVES this dessert. This blueberry cobbler gets made quite frequently at our house during the summer.
While this Homemade Blueberry Cobbler looks like it takes a lot of work, it’s actually very simple to make and chances are you have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Just pick up some fresh blueberries and you’re set (And yes, this blueberry cobbler can be made with frozen blueberries too!)
Speaking of blueberries….my little missy’s favorite fruit is blueberries. She’s obsessed with them! If she happens to be home when I return from grocery shopping and sees that I bought blueberries, she’ll polish off an entire container before I even finish unloading the groceries. I’ve learned if I have a special recipe planned, I have to hide the blueberries in the outside fridge or I’ll find they’ve magically disappeared when I go to start baking. (Please tell me I’m not the only one that has to hide baking ingredients!)
The good news is, when it comes to blueberries, we are the perfect match – she prefers the ones that are firm and slightly sour and I love the ones that are soft and sweet. (Same with blackberries and raspberries – that girl is crazy, lol.)
What is the Difference Between a Crisp, Crumble and Cobbler?
Cobblers, crisps, and crumbles are similar due to the fact they all have fruit fillings, but what makes them different is the makeup of the toppings.
Cobblers are usually made with a sweet biscuit type dough, although short-cut recipes can be made with cake mixes (my favorite) or store-bought biscuits tossed in sugar.
Fruit Crisps, on the other hand, are usually topped with an oat/granola type topping that “crisp” up wonderfully when baked.
A Crumble is more of a flour/sugar mixture with butter cut in, like what you see on a coffee cake or this apple pie.
What Fruit is Best in a Cobbler?
Cobblers are great with almost any fruit. Fresh or frozen fruit will work in a cobbler, (except maybe watermelon- could you imagine that?) If using frozen fruit, your recipe will turn out best if you allow the frozen fruit to fully thaw and come to room temperature.
In my opinion, though, seasonal fresh fruit is the best. There’s nothing more delicious (or easy) than tossing a few cups of fresh fruit with a bit of cornstarch and sugar for the base of your cobbler. You can even mix fruits and your favorite fruits for more depth of flavor in your fruit cobbler. (Of course, blueberry cobbler is still my all-time favorite cobbler!)
What are the Ingredients in Blueberry Cobbler
Want to make this Blueberry Cobbler? Add these ingredients to your shopping list:
- Fresh or frozen blueberries (you need 6 cups)
- At least one lemon (for zest and juice)
- Baking powder
- optional: turbinado sugar and pecans
How to Make Blueberry Cobbler:
Making this blueberry cobbler is so easy! (printable recipe can be found at the bottom of the post)
1. In a large bowl combine blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch 2 tablespoons water, lemon zest, and juice. Once combined, spoon the blueberry mixture into a prepared baking dish.
2. Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a fork or a pastry blender cut butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream, stirring gently just until a dough forms.
3. Tear dough into 3″ pieces and arrange over blueberry mixture. combine After you have added the blueberry mixture to the baking dish, sprinkle dough with optional pecan pieces and Turbinado sugar.
4. Bake for thirty minutes at 350 and that’s it! You’ve made Homemade Blueberry Cobbler with fresh blueberries!
My missy was pretty excited to help me make this Blueberry Cobbler, (although she didn’t know we even had blueberries ’till I brought them in from our outside fridge, lol.)
Since the dough is so easy to make, I let her help with that as well as placing the dough on the blueberry mix. Her favorite step was sprinkling the Turbinado sugar over the top. I love Turbinado sugar for this type of application because it makes the final presentation look so pretty (and professional) but you can easily substitute brown sugar if you don’t have Turbinado sugar on hand.
Can this Blueberry Cobbler be Made with Frozen Blueberries?
Yes! You can make this blueberry cobbler recipe with frozen blueberries. Just allow the blueberries to thaw for the best results. You can use partially thawed blueberries, just know your cobbler will have a bit more blueberry “sauce”. (Not necessarily a bad thing as I like to spoon extra sauce over my ice cream!
Is Blueberry Cobbler Served Warm or Cold?
It’s good either way, but I prefer it served warm with vanilla ice cream. This Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler will impress family and guests alike….and quickly become your most-requested summer dessert recipe!
Other Summer Fruit Desserts You’ll Love:
- Quick and Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
- No-Bake Mini Cheesecake Bites
- Summer Berry Frozen Yogurt Bars
- 3 Ingredient Peach Yogurt Popsicles
- One Minute Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
How to Store Blueberry Cobbler
This Blueberry Cobbler recipe is at its best right out of the oven, served with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream. The cobbler will be fine on the counter for a few hours, but after that, you will want to store it covered in the fridge for about 4 days.
This Easy Homemade Blueberry Cobbler is a delicious summer dessert recipe that’s perfect for a special occasion (or any night of the week – it’s that easy!)
• 6 cups fresh blueberries
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 tablespoons cornstarch
• 2 tablespoons water
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 6 tablespoons cold butter cubed
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 tablespoon Turbinado sugar
• ¼ cup chopped pecans
Vanilla ice cream for serving
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Spray a 13 by 9″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
3. In a large bowl combine blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch 2 tablespoons water, lemon zest and juice.
4. Spoon Blueberry Mixture into prepared dish.
5. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder and salt.
6. Using a fork or a pastry blender cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
7. Add cream, stirring gently just until a dough forms.
8. Tear dough into 3″ pieces and arrange over blueberry mixture.
9. Sprinkle dough with pecan pieces and Turbinado sugar.
10. Bake until dough is lightly browned. (About 30 minutes.)
11. Serve warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- I love to keep Turbinado sugar on hand for baking as it makes the final presentation so pretty, but you can substitute brown sugar if needed.
- Fruit Juices will thicken as the cobbler cools.
- I recommend serving the cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but it also makes a delicious breakfast the next morning, served cool with a dollop of whipped cream or thick vanilla greek yogurt!
- Nutrition calculated with 12 servings an no ice cream.
- Calories: 222
- Sugar: 17
- Fat: 11
- Carbohydrates: 30
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 2