Blueberry Cobbler

Quick Summary

Blueberry Cobbler made with fresh blueberries and a simple buttermilk biscuit topping is the perfect summer dessert. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream! 

Blueberry season is my favorite because it means I HAVE to make blueberry muffins, blueberry scones, blueberry salad, lemon blueberry cake, and Blueberry Cobbler. I put those fresh and juicy blueberries to good use!

This easy blueberry cobbler is one of my favorites because it uses A LOT of blueberries and it’s so easy to make! The sweet blueberry base gets topped with a simple buttermilk biscuit topping. It is SO good served warm with vanilla ice cream.

This is a great dessert for the 4th of July, Labor Day, or any summer night. This easy cobbler is a MUST make summer dessert! And if you want to eat it for breakfast, I won’t tell. Your secret is safe with me:)

Table of Contents

  1. Blueberry Filling
  2. Cobbler Topping
  3. How to Make Blueberry Cobbler
  4. Cobbler Tips
  5. Fresh or Frozen Blueberries?
  6. How to Store
  7. More Blueberry Recipes:
  8. FAQ
  9. Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Blueberry Filling

For the filling, you will need the following ingredients.

  • Blueberries– the star of the dessert!
  • Sugar-granulated sugar & brown sugar.
  • Lemon zest– I love lemon and blueberry together.
  • Cornstarch– to thicken the filling.

Cobbler Topping

I love the juicy blueberry filling, but let’s be honest, the cobbler topping is VERY important. This one is DELICIOUS!

  • Flour– all-purpose.
  • Baking powder– make sure it’s fresh!
  • Salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter– make sure the butter is cold. Cut it into pieces so it is easy to work with.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Buttermilk– use cold buttermilk.
  • Heavy cream– for brushing the tops of biscuit topping.
  • Turbinado sugar– for sprinkling on top, you will love the sugary crunch!

How to Make Blueberry Cobbler

I love making cobblers because you basically dump fruit into a pan, top it with an easy biscuit like topping, and bake it. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

  • For the filling, combine the blueberries with sugar, lemon zest, and cornstarch. Let them hangout while you make the easy buttermilk biscuit topping.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender, two forks, or by using clean hands. Mix until the butter pieces are pea size.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the cold buttermilk and vanilla together, then pour mixture into dry ingredients. Stir with a spatula until mixture comes together. Don’t overmix, the dough will be sticky.
  • Pour the blueberry mixture into a 9″ x 13″ pan. Drop pieces of the cobbler topping on top of the blueberries, it is fine if there is space between the cobbler topping.
  • Lightly brush the cobbler topping with heavy cream. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the cobbler topping.
  • Bake until bubbly and the top is golden brown. Let sit for 15 minutes so the filling can set up.

Cobbler Tips

  • I add a little lemon zest to the sugar because lemon and blueberry are a fantastic combo. The lemon brightens up the blueberry flavor.
  • Don’t forget the cornstarch. It will help thicken the blueberry sauce.
  • Make sure your butter and buttermilk are cold for the biscuit topping.
  • The turbinado sugar gives the cobbler a nice, sugary crunch and it makes the cobbler pretty. Don’t skip this step.
  • Bake the cobbler for 45-50 minutes or until the cobbler topping is golden brown and the blueberries are bubbling.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.

Fresh or Frozen Blueberries?

I use fresh blueberries when they are in season and on sale, but frozen blueberries work well in this recipe too. The blueberries are the bottom of the cobbler and get nice and juicy so frozen fruit works great for cobblers. The extra juice from frozen fruit won’t hurt the dessert, a little extra sauce is always a good idea!

If you don’t have blueberries, you can use other fruit in this cobbler recipe. A few of our favorite fruits include: peaches, raspberries, blackberries, plums. You can also mix fruits together.

How to Store

Blueberry cobbler is best when served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I am all about two desserts in one bowl:) You can store any leftover cobbler in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. I recommend reheating it in the microwave or oven.

  • To reheat in the microwave, scoop out an individual portion and place in a microwave safe bowl. Reheat for 30 seconds or until cobbler is heated through.
  • To reheat in the oven, remove the cobbler from the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until heated through.

More Blueberry Recipes:

  • Blueberry Coconut Crisp
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Cake
  • Blueberry Peach Crumble
  • Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Bars


Why is my blueberry cobbler runny?

The fruit could have been extra juicy or you didn’t let it cool long enough before serving. I know it’s hard to wait to eat, but make sue you let the cobbler sit after baking so it can thicken up.

How do you thicken blueberry cobbler?

Make sure you use cornstarch to thicken the filling.

Can I use a different fruit?

Yes, this cobbler recipe works well with most fruits. A few of our favorites include: peaches, blackberries, or plums. You can also do a mixture of different fruits.

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