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The Best Easy Blueberry Cobbler

This easy blueberry cobbler is so mouthwatering, simple to make, and always garners rave reviews! It’s my go-to treat for busy days and it’s the perfect summer dessert the whole family will love. You can make it with fresh berries or frozen berries!

piece of blueberry cobbler in white dish

So after my grand blueberry picking adventure last week–I knew I had to make something from scratch with my fresh summer blueberries!

I have quite a few blueberry recipes I love, so it was hard to narrow it down…

Blueberry Cobbler for lazy peopleI finally decided instead of making something old to create something new… this easy blueberry cobbler recipe. It’s a riff on an old fashioned peach cobbler recipe I grew up on…and that’s how this beautiful, delicious miracle was born. 

This blueberry dessert is a thing of beauty– a golden brown crust, dotted with gorgeous blueberries!

white bowl of blueberries Ingredients in Blueberry Cobbler

This recipe uses many classic ingredients that are probably already in your pantry, fridge and freezer!

  • Blueberries — I love making this with fresh blueberries, but frozen work well too! 
  • Lemon juice — Just the right amount to balance out the sweetness! You can use freshly squeezed or already bottled lemon juice
  • Sugar — Granulated sugar adds the sweet flavor to the berries. 
  • Unsalted Butter — This is going to keep our cobbler from sticking, but also add amazing flavor to our blueberry dessert. 
  • Homemade Batter — Some cobbler recipes use premade mixes–but this super simple batter is made with sugar, flour, salt, milk and baking powder. It’s a mixture between a sponge cake and a butter cake. Certainly no dry cobbler here! 

collage of how to make blueberry cobbler

How to Make Blueberry Cobbler from Scratch

It’s incredibly simple to make this lazy day blueberry cobbler. 

  1. Melt butter in a small bowl in microwave. 
  2. Pour melted butter into baking dish. 
  3. Whisk dry ingredients (white sugar, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder) together in large bowl. 
  4. Add milk and stir until combined. 
  5. Drop batter into baking dish on top of butter. 
  6. Combine juicy blueberries and lemon juice and then add to the top of the butter and batter. 
  7. Bake and enjoy warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

Lazy Day Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Can you use frozen blueberries in this cobbler?

Yes! You can use frozen blueberries in this easy cobbler recipe! Defrost them  overnight in the refrigerator, at room temperature or on the defrost setting of your microwave. 

Just be sure to place them in a bowl first! Otherwise you will have blueberry juice EVERYWHERE. I promise, it is not easy to clean up from your fridge or countertop!

This Easy Blueberry Cobbler is a perfect lazy day dessert and absolutely delicious! Perfect to top of a summer evening with friends.
blueberry cobbler in baking dish

Can I make this cobbler recipe with a different fruit?

Yes, you absolutely can use a different fruit, especially a different berry like raspberry or sweet cherry would be absolutely divine! Also you can check out these two super easy fruit cobblers…

How to Store and Reheat Cobbler

When you taste the fresh from the oven cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream, you’ll know why leftovers are a complete rarity! 

If you happen to have leftover cobbler you can store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. 

Reheat in the microwave in 20-30 seconds increments until warmed through. 

two bowls of blueberry cobbler

 

To Make This Recipe You Need…

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  • Baking dish – A beautiful option for baking this recipe. 
  • Mixing bowls – The pour spout and the non-skid stabilizing bottom make these a step above your average version. 
  • Sturdy whisk – Perfect for whipping up the batter! 

close up of blueberry cobbler

My favorite thing is to top my cobbler with a scoop of high quality vanilla ice cream!! (I have a soft spot for Hudsonville and Bluebell ice cream.)

But I also love it’s buttery sweetness paired with a strong cup of coffee–either pairing is delicious! My best advice is to slow down and savor it fully!

Want to remember this blueberry dessert for later? Pin it to your favorite Pinterest recipe board! >>> Easy Blueberry Cobbler

blueberry cobbler in small white bowl

Homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

You can make this simple blueberry cobbler in a matter of minutes using fresh or frozen blueberries and a few pantry staples! It’s perfect to top off a summer evening with friends or a low key night hanging out with your family.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Yield: 8 pieces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

An incredibly easy and delicious dessert, perfect for potlucks and easy family dinners. Makes fast with fresh or frozen blueberries.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350. Melt butter in oven in a 2 quart, 8x11 baking dish. (Yes! Just do it!) Or melt butter over stovetop and pour into baking dish.
  2. Mix flour, 1 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add milk gradually until a smooth batter forms. Spoon batter into baking dish on top of butter until the butter is covered with batter.
  3. In a separate bowl sprinkle lemon juice on blueberries. Top the batter evenly with blueberries mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until cobbler is light brown across the entire dish. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 366mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g

Have you tried this recipe? 

If so, I’d love it if you would RATE AND COMMENT below! 

blueberry cobbler in baking dish

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75 Comments

      1. Oh so sorry about that! Were your blueberries fresh or frozen? If they are frozen they need to be thawed and drained. I’d even go as far as dabbing off some of the liquid with a paper towel. That excess moisture can make it mushy. You could also try giving it an extra 5 minutes in the oven–it should be a warm golden brown color, but it is not as thick as a cake–cobbler, especially when warm is a bit softer in consistency. Let me know if any of those tips help!

    1. I tweeked the recipe by adding a few ingredients like brown sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. I decided to broil it at the end because I wanted to eat it and it wasn’t done. Well the crust crystalized and gave a great crisp crust on the edges, it was perfect and easy. I will be trying with blackberries next. I did use frozen berries without an issue I feel like it helps keep it moist as well.

  1. What a clever daughter you are!! Did you share this with the little sibs? Love you and looking forward to spending next week with you.

    1. Nope, poor sibs did not get any! I took it to small group and there were three leftover pieces on Friday. Now there are no leftover pieces. haha!

      1. You can of course, but I’ve never tried and wouldn’t necessarily suggest it! But report back and let us know how it goes. πŸ™‚

  2. Just made this! It was probably the best blueberry cobbler I’ve ever tasted! I was unsure about melting the butter in the baking dish, but it turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I made this tonight using whole wheat pastry flour and it was delicious! I found that only 1/3 cup of milk was needed though, as more milk made the dough too runny to pour over butter.
    Wonderful recipe!

    Claudia

  4. I made this today but found it a bit bitter. Do you know why? Also 1/2 cup = 113 grams of butter seem too much
    and I threw some away. Does this affect the taste?

    1. Hi Nancy, I’m not sure why that would be, the butter seems like a lot, but it makes it absolutely delicious! If you changed up the recipe, I’m not sure what could be affecting the taste.

      1. Just another thought–check your baking powder, sometimes it goes bad and can affect the taste of recipes. πŸ™‚

    1. IF you double the recipe it will be perfect in a 9×13 pan. If you use a smaller one it just may be puffier (for lack of a better word) and I would just watch the cooking time as well.

        1. Delma–I just updated the recipe! What a great catch! It is to sprinkle on the blueberries to help with their freshness.

  5. This looks great! I’m trying it today! Question: Why does it say 1 cup of sugar “divided”? Do you add sugar to the blueberries and lemon juice?

    1. Hi Heather, originally I made it that way with an extra T of sugar BUT I tried it without and you really don’t need it so I took out the extra T of sugar but never updated the recipe with the divided part. Thanks for catching that and I hope you enjoy this cobbler!

  6. This cobbler is AMAZING! I had lots of blueberries at home that I got on sale so I looked up recipes with fresh blueberries and came across yours… and I’m glad I did! This was super easy and turned out great, even though I used a foil 8 x 11 broiler pan. Thanks for posting this recipe, I’ll be using this a lot ????

    1. So glad you loved it Millie! It is definitely one of my tried and true favorites and SO easy to make! Enjoy blueberry season!

  7. Oh my goodness, I am making this tomorrow for my son. He has been after me to make him a blueberry cobbler came across your recipe sooooo many great comments. I can’t wait to try it myself yum. I just got fresh blueberries and homemade vanilla ice cream. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Okay I made this yesterday oh my my my delicious ????. I added a little cinnamon so yummy. My son loves it, this is my go to recipe from now on perfect!

  9. I LOVE blueberries so every time they go on sale I try to stock up a bit. However, I didn’t realize just how many I had until I went to organize my freezer while looking for something lol. I decided that it was time to start using some instead of “saving for a special occasion”. I came across this recipe on Pinterest and it seemed easy and fast so I decided to give it a shot. I am SOO SOO glad I did! Not only does the house smell fantastic it tastes really good too. I used frozen berries so it took about 50 minutes to bake fully. The only change I made was to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the milk – force of habit I suppose since I always add a bit of flavoring to anything I bake lol. Can’t wait to try this in the summer when my raspberry bushes are full of fruit! Thanks for a great recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Where are you picking blueberries this time of year? Someplace warm which sounds amazing! We got snow here in the Midwest today!

  10. I just took this out of the oven. It looks delicious, but needs to cool a little before we eat it up! Thank you for sharing!

  11. I’ve used your recipe for years now and have never had a problem. I use it for any fruit I happen to have and it’s always delicious. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. Jeana, Thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind words! I too love this recipe and it swaps other fruit in soo easily–as you have discovered! It was a recipe my Grandma made often and it brings a smile to my face to see others enjoying it as well.

  12. I have never had any luck with cobblers. This recipe has changed that. Thank you for sharing. I have made it three times now Once with blueberries, then peaches and this time blackberries/raspberries. It has turned out perfect every time.

      1. Any chance you can use fresh strawberries and fresh pitted cherries (added to the fresh blueberries)- as I currently have those 3 and wondered if you thought it might be a good idea? (Or maybe a not so good idea?)
        Many thanks!!
        =)

        1. Yes Jodi! You could totally mix up the berries if you wish! Give it a try and report back how it goes!

  13. My hubby and I loved it, added a couple spoons of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream! Out of this world and super easy, thanks for sharing

      1. Hi! I made your cobbler today, but I substituted almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, almond milk, and butter flavored coconut oil. I used fresh blueberries, straight from our bushes. It turned out completely purple and a little soupy…but it tastes fantastic!! Maybe next time I’ll add a little more flour…?

        1. Thanks for letting us know how it went! I’m not an expert on using almond flour, but it does seem to take more so that may help next time. Best of luck!

    1. Hey Lucy! You can use the link to plug in the recipe into any nutrition calculator– I like to use myfitnesspal best!

  14. I’m no chef, but this was easy and didn’t take tons of ingredients or time and hubby liked it so I will make again. Thx!

  15. I loved the recipe! I used frozen berries and it came out great. I may would even like a little more juice but it was wonderful with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

  16. My cobbler did not rise or brown nearly as much as yours, but it still tastes amazing! I unfortunately didn’t have any lemon juice on hand but it worked well without it. Thank you for sharing!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! You may want to check your expiration date on your baking powder–it can sneak up on you if you don’t use it often and it keeps things from rising as they should. πŸ™‚ Just a thought! I’m glad it tasted good!

  17. Hi! I want to make this tomorrow and I’m wondering if I need to do anything with my blueberries. They have been canned in a very light simple syrup. Maybe drain, rinse and dry them?
    Thank you!
    Lori

  18. Have you ever made anything that you just need to taste…like a few minutes after it’s come out of the oven?? Well this looked so good I dug in!!! ? and it is so good that I couldn’t stop eating it! I managed not to eat the whole thing. Hubby had two helpings!!! Very tasty. Very easy. Very delicious! Thank you.

  19. I got this recipe from my mom 50 years ago!❀ I have made it with every fruit imaginable and one thing she told me is that you must drain the fruit and depending on what fruit you use, the oven time can range from 30-60 min. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn’t burn, and it will turn out great!!

  20. Thank you! It was delicious! I used fresh blueberries and the bush is still full so I will to tweak. I will cut the butter from 1/2 cup to 1/2 stick (or 1/4 cup), the sugar to 3/4 cup, and use 1-1/2 cups of flour instead of 1 cup. I used brand new baking powder, but the crust would not brown, so I will increase from 2 two 3 teaspoons. Also I will bake it in an 8 x 8 pan that is 2.5 deep. Will probably have to adjust the time as well. Will let you know what happens.

  21. Exact way my mama made it!! Only now I’m making this wonderful cobbler for her!! She wants me to make this cobbler often, but only if we have vanilla ice cream, Turkey Hill! Soooo goood!

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