Southern Blueberry Cobbler

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5 from 7 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 39 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total: 54 minutes

Southern Blueberry Cobbler is sweet, tangy, and totally delicious. This vintage, southern recipe is beyond simple but scrumptious and bursting with blueberry goodness.

A white corning dish of southern Blueberry Cobbler.

Southern Blueberry Cobbler is a simple, refreshing dessert just perfect for summer! Summer fruits, like blueberries, are the highlight to so many of my favorite summer treats and this one is AMAZING! Delicious sweet blueberry filling topped with flaky, golden biscuits….your mouth is watering right now right?!

Need more blueberry inspiration, check these tempting desserts. I’m also loving this Blue Berry Salad – it’s the perfect lunch or side dish.


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What We Love About This Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

The flavor in this recipe is next level delicious. Truly it is one of the easiest and best dishes that you can make. Fresh blueberry cobbler is about the most uncomplicated dessert you will ever make.

  • Easy Dessert: Such a quick and easy dessert, perfect for a busy and fun summer.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Sweet blueberries and fluffy cobbler make everyone cheer.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
The cobbler top pictured from the top.

Ingredient Notes for Berry Cobbler Recipes

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter: 7 tablespoons unsalted melted butter, divided
  • Cornstarch
  • Lemons: Need the zest and the lemon juice from fresh lemons.
  • Blueberries: 6 Cups of fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries.
Ingredients needed for biscuits on top of the blueberry cobbler.

Equipment Needed for this Blueberry Cobbler Easy Recipe

How to Make Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

These are the basic steps for making old-fashioned blueberry cobbler. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Blueberry filling ingredients.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

STEP 2: MIX

Second, prepare the biscuit dough by whisk together flour, 3 teaspoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside and then in a separate medium bowl, combine buttermilk and 6 tablespoons melted butter (the butter will clump); set aside.

Making the biscuits for the southern blueberry cobbler.

STEP 3: FILLING

Then prepare the filling in a large bowl by combining sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and salt; mix together and next stir in blueberries and lemon juice and gently stir until combined.

Mixing the blueberries for the cobbler.

STEP 4: BAKE

Transfer to an 8×8 metal or ceramic baking pan (see note).Place the baking pan on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes .

STEP 5: BISCUITS

Remove pan from oven and increase temperature to 475 degrees. Stir blueberry mixture gently. When oven reaches 475 degrees, combine the wet biscuit ingredients with the dry ingredients. Stir until just incorporated – do not over mix the batter. Next, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup sprayed with cooking spray to drop biscuit batter on top of hot blueberry mixture. Sprinkle biscuits with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

STEP 6: FINISH

Finally, bake at 475 for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center biscuit comes out clean and then remove from oven, melt remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over biscuits. Lastly, cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Prep and Storage Tips for this Southern Blueberry Cobbler

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Clean and bake your blueberries in advance and then prepare your topping. Wrap well and place in the fridge until you are ready to bake.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the prepared cobbler in the fridge in an airtight container or wrap well with foil or plastic wrap for up to five days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Wrap it in aluminum foil or container in the freezer. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

The microwave or oven by removing it from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Blueberry Cobbler

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a calorie free sugar replacement or a gluten free baking option.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT BERRIES?

Of course, try raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, it is easy to adjust this recipe as you need.

WHAT IS A COBBLER?

Cobbler is a fruity baked dessert that is a traditional dessert served throughout the country. It is typically made with a fruit filling and a golden brown biscuit, dumplings or scones.

A spoonful of Southern Blueberry Cobbler.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Southern Blueberry Cobbler

  • Add Nuts: A little crunch can really enhance a cobbler, pecans or walnuts are good choices.
  • Vanilla Extract: Boost the flavor by adding a little vanilla to the mix.
  • Variation tip: Ground cinnamon added to your biscuits can really make a flavorful blueberry cobbler.
  • Mix Berries: Combine a variety of different berries to make a flavorful cobbler.

What to Serve with Southern Blueberry Cobbler

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A white corning dish of southern Blueberry Cobbler.
5 from 7 votes

Southern Blueberry Cobbler

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 39 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total: 54 minutes
Southern Blueberry Cobbler is sweet, tangy, and totally delicious. This recipe is beyond simple but scrumptious and bursting with blueberry goodness.
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Ingredients

Biscuit Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted melted butter, divided

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare the filling in a large bowl by combining sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and salt; mix together.
  • Stir in blueberries and lemon juice and gently stir until combined.
  • Transfer to an 8×8 metal or ceramic baking pan (see note).
  • Place baking pan on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes .
  • While filling is baking, prepare the biscuit dough by whisking together flour, 3 teaspoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and 6 tablespoons melted butter (the butter will clump); set aside.
  • Remove pan from oven and increase temperature to 475 degrees.
  • Stir blueberry mixture gently.
  • When oven reaches 475 degrees, combine the wet biscuit ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until just incorporated – do not over mix the batter.
  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup sprayed with cooking spray to drop biscuit batter on top of hot blueberry mixture.
  • Sprinkle biscuits with remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Bake at 475 for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center biscuit comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven, melt remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over biscuits.
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Expert Tips

  • Add Nuts: A little crunch can really enhance a cobbler, pecans or walnuts are good choices.
  • Vanilla Extract: Boost the flavor by adding a little vanilla to the mix.
  • Variation tip: Ground cinnamon added to your biscuits can really make a flavorful blueberry cobbler.
  • Mix Berries: Combine a variety of different berries to make a flavorful cobbler.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry, cobbler

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4 thoughts on “Southern Blueberry Cobbler”

  1. Batter: The batter for this cobbler is made from flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. The combination of those ingredients, layered on top of the blueberries creates a delicious cake-like topping with a slightly crispy crust and soft center. It reminds me of an old-fashioned dutch-oven type of cobbler.

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