Blueberry Cobbler (So Easy, So Good!)
Alright now, let’s get into this super comforting blueberry cobbler recipe! This extra cozy blueberry cobbler is made with fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, and other simple pantry staples. But wait, there’s more; it’s topped with buttery cornmeal drop biscuits and a kiss of brown sugar for that extra oomph.
Anytime I think of blueberry cobbler, or really any cobbler tbh, I think of those cute lil Southern or soul-food inspired joints. You know, the ones that serve that good ole stick-to-your-ribs kind of grub. Yuh. There’s a local spot in my area that makes the most delicious kinds of cobblers. Every time I visit it feels like a warm + tight hug and the food, well, it is beyond. Love me some cobbler, especially during the summer!
As I mentioned in my blueberry pancakes post; I’ve been knee deep in all the blueberries after harvesting some at our local farmers. Out of all the berries I’d have to claim blueberries as my most favorite. Love their taste and that gorgeous hue of blue that turns purple as well, swoon. Ya know, cobblers are the unofficial dessert of the summer. Mmhmm it’s true- go on and add this one to your summertime and beyond list!
The Best Blueberry Cobbler Recipe, Yes Indeed
If you’re looking for a showstopper blueberry cobbler recipe, my friends, you have landed on the right one. This here cobbler is bursting with fresh juicy blueberries that get combined with a glorious flavorful mixture. Furthermore, this blueberry cobbler is topped with an incredible fluffy cornmeal biscuits topping that will impress those tastebuds. Better than that, this cobbler recipe is super easy to make!
Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients
(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)
- Fresh blueberries: The main character- nothin’ like fresh bluebs…see note below on using frozen!
- Granulated sugar: Used to sweeten things up a bit more- feel free to sub for your fave kind of alternate sugars. For example- packed light/dark brown sugar, coconut sugar, caster sugar, stevia, and more!
- All purpose flour: This helps to thicken the blueberry cobbler filling so that it doesn’t end up to be a soupy mess. Ugh- no one wants that. For substitutes, I recommend using tapioca flour or arrowroot flour.
- Almond extract: Flavor enhancer, almond extract is so nice- sub for vanilla extract!
- Ground cinnamon + cardamom: These earthy spices add some warmth and depth, yum.
- Lemon juice + lemon zest: Helps to balance out the flavors in the blueberry cobbler filling.
- For the biscuit topping: You will need self-rising flour, fine cornmeal, granulated sugar, buttermilk, melted butter, and turbinado/demerara sugar for topping >> this fluffy biscuit topping is so lovely, y’all.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries For Blueberry Cobbler?
You can but here’s the thing. Frozen blueberries contain a lot of moisture since they’re frozen. Using fresh blueberries allows you to control the taste a lot better since they’re fresh. Frozen blueberries may lead to a more wet cobbler filling- I don’t want this for you. So, if you are using frozen berries, I recommended straining the blueberries in a colander beforehand to draw out as much of the water as you can.
Let’s Talk Cobbler Toppings!
There are so many different kinds of cobbler toppings. They include toppings with maybe like a buttery granola situation, cake mix batter, actual biscuits, drop biscuits, and more! This blueberry cobbler recipe is using one of my favorite cobbler toppings- a fluffy drop cornmeal biscuits kinda vibe that is so damn good!
The Best Blueberry Cobbler Topping, Sooo Good
I love this topping so much, peeps! The cornmeal adds a lovely contrast and taste against the other flavors. The biscuit batter is nice and fluffy instead of being flat or dense. It has a cake-like consistency that isn’t too sweet but rather buttery and rich, I am obsessed. It is quite literally the perfect topping.
How To Make Blueberry Cobbler (So Easy!)
(Note: please see the recipe card directly below for the complete written instructions.)
- Bring together the filling. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, flour, almond extract, lemon zest + lemon juice. Toss together to combine and empty the blueberry filling into a baking pan.
- Bake the filling mixture. place the filling into the oven to bake. Baking the berries first by themselves ensures that they soften up and break down a bit before the blueberry cobbler biscuit topping.
- Make the topping. While the blueberries cook, prepare the topping mixture. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, buttermilk, and melted butter together. Then stir to combine.
- Add biscuit batter. Use a spoon to dollop the biscuit batter over the blueberry filling.
- Bake the cobbler. Bake the cobbler until the biscuit tops are golden brown and cobbler is bubbly.
- Serve it up! Let the cobbler cool for a few minutes after baking and then serve warm immediately in bowls with vanilla bean ice cream for extra deliciousness. Enjoy!
>>> Mmm, I love how simple yet delicious this cobbler recipe is. It’s the perfect dessert to put together for nearly any occasion and it also feeds a good amount of bellies. If you’re not a fan of making cakes like (this chocolate cake) or something like (these lemon sweet rolls) for dessert; then this blueberry cobbler is for you, ha! Additionally, I’ve got a skillet peach cobbler recipe that’ll make ya holla, too!
Vegan/Dairy-Free Blueberry Cobbler
For my vegan friends, this blueberry cobbler recipe can be made using dairy-free ingredients as well! The blueberry filling mixture is inherently vegan already. However, the biscuit topping can be substituted with a few easy swaps. For the buttermilk, use any non-dairy milk of your choice. I love oat milk or almond milk! For the butter, use any of your favorite vegan butter– earth balance is one of my go-to’s. Lastly, if you’re going to enjoy this blueberry cobbler with some ice cream (plz say yes!); pair with dairy-free ice cream.
Storing And Reheating Cobbler
This blueberry cobbler is a recipe that is best consumed right away if I’m being 100% transparent with you. Once the biscuits are added and then cooked, any refrigeration after that may lead to a change in taste. Although, for any leftovers- I’d recommend storing the cobbler in an airtight container and then using the oven to reheat. Microwaving it won’t be as good or close to same-day blueberry cobbler as the oven can get it. Reheat at 250°F for about 20-25 minutes or until desired level of doneness is reached.
How To Serve Blueberry Cobbler 🖤
Here’s some tips + tricks if you wanna dress up your cobbler for the wow factor!
- vanilla bean ice cream: this is a must, cobbler is so boring without it.
- edible flowers: add some colorful floral beauty for a stunning garnish.
- fresh herbs: mint is my usual go-to for a pop of freshness and more color.
- whipped cream: if you’re not using ice cream, whipped cream is another great choice.
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This extra cozy blueberry cobbler is made with fresh blueberries, sugar, lemon zest, and other simple pantry staples. But wait, there’s more; it’s topped with buttery cornmeal drop biscuits and a kiss of brown sugar for that extra oomph. The perfect treat to make anytime!
- 6 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 lemon, zested
- juice of 1 lemon, from zested lemon
- vanilla bean ice cream, for serving- optional
For the biscuit topping
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup whole buttermilk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted and lightly cooled
- 1 tablespoon turbinado or demerara sugar, optional– for topping
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with baking spray/butter.
- In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, sugar, flour, almond extract, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Toss everything together to fully combine and then empty the blueberry filling mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake the blueberry filling mixture for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the biscuit topping. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and sugar. Whisk together very well to combine. Then pour in the buttermilk and melted butter. Stir together until fully combined, this mixture should be somewhat thick. Set the bowl aside to sit for 5 minutes (the batter will activate and get fluffier) until blueberries are done.
- Remove the blueberries from the oven and increase the heat to 400°F.
- Use a large spoon to carefully dollop the biscuit batter all over the top of the blueberry filling. Place the baking pan on top of a large baking sheet as the cobbler may bubble over. Sprinkle the turbinado/demerara sugar evenly over the tops of the biscuit batter, if using.
- Bake the cobbler for 30-35 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown and cobbler is bubbly.
- Once the cobbler is done, allow the cobbler to cool down for at least 10 minutes. Then serve warm in bowls and top with vanilla bean ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!
- Please read the blog post in its entirety for more tips + tricks.
Keywords: blueberries, sugar, flour, almond extract, lemon, cornmeal, buttermilk, butter, cobbler