Blueberry cobbler is a classic dessert that combines sweet, juicy blueberries with a crispy, golden topping. This dish dates back to early American settlers who adapted their traditional recipes to the ingredients available in the New World. Today, it's beloved for its simplicity, comforting flavors, and versatility.

Blueberry cobbler dessert on a plate

Whether you're a seasoned baker or new to desserts, blueberry cobbler is a delightful recipe to add to your repertoire.

Ingredients Needed for Blueberry Cobbler

Here's what you'll need to create a delicious blueberry cobbler:

For the Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries: The star of the dish, blueberries provides the sweet and tangy flavor profile.
  • ½ cup granulated sugar: Sweetens the tart blueberries.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice: Enhances the flavor of the blueberries.
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch: Thick the blueberry filling during baking.

For the Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour: Forms the base of your cobbler batter.
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar: Adds sweetness to the batter.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder: Helps the batter rise and become fluffy.
  • ¼ teaspoon salt: Enhances the overall flavor.
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (melted): Adds richness and flavor to the batter.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract: Adds a subtle vanilla flavor.
  • ¾ cup milk: Creates a smooth, pourable batter.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Blueberry Cobbler

Preparing the Blueberries

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine the blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Stir until the blueberries are evenly coated.
  3. Transfer the blueberry mixture to a greased 9x9-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Making the Batter

  1. In another bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.

Assembling and Baking the Cobbler

  1. Pour the batter over the blueberry mixture into the baking dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. The batter will be thick, so it's okay if it doesn't completely cover the blueberries.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out clean.
  3. Let the cobbler cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. This allows the blueberry filling to set.

Tips for a Perfect Blueberry Cobbler

  • Ingredient Substitutions: If you don't have blueberries, you can substitute them with other fruits like peaches, blackberries, or raspberries. Adjust the sugar amount based on the fruit’s sweetness.
  • Storage: Store leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to maintain the crispness of the topping.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve your blueberry cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat.


There you have it—an easy-to-follow guide to making a delicious blueberry cobbler! Whether you're baking for yourself, your family, or guests, this recipe is sure to impress. We encourage you to give it a try and share your results with us. Post your photos or feedback in the comments below. Happy baking!

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