Blueberry Cobbler

Indulge in the delightful sweetness of fresh or frozen blueberries topped with a buttery, cinnamon-kissed cobbler crust. This easy-to-make blueberry cobbler recipe is a comforting dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a weekend brunch with friends.


  • 18 ounces fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed (about 3 cups worth)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons COLD butter (grated)
  • ¼ cup boiling hot water
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Filling Instructions:

  1. In a heavy, medium saucepan, whisk together the cornstarch and sugar until there are no cornstarch lumps.
  2. Add the water, blueberries, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until thick. Remove from heat and cool.

Cobbler Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease an 8″ square baking dish with butter. Pour the pie filling into the baking dish.
  2. Combine the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Grate the COLD butter and immediately toss it into the flour mixture. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a fork.
  3. Stir in the boiling water, just until combined, leaving plenty of little lumps of butter. Drop the topping over the berries in spoonfuls. (I like to use my smallest cookie scoop to do this.)
  4. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle it over the cobbler topping. Bake until the crust is golden and a toothpick inserted into the crust comes out clean, about 28-30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Suggestions:

  • Enjoy your freshly baked blueberry cobbler warm, straight from the oven, for the ultimate comfort dessert experience.
  • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top of each serving for an extra indulgent treat.
  • Pair with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a delightful after-dinner treat or serve as a sweet addition to brunch with friends.

Storage Instructions:

  • If you have any leftover blueberry cobbler, allow it to cool completely before storing.
  • Store any remaining cobbler in an airtight container or cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or foil.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3-4 days to maintain freshness.
  • To reheat, simply microwave individual servings for a few seconds or place the entire dish in the oven at a low temperature until warmed through.

Freezing Instructions:

  • Blueberry cobbler can also be frozen for longer storage.
  • Allow the cobbler to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or wrap it tightly with freezer wrap.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
  • To enjoy later, thaw the cobbler overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven until warmed through.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your homemade blueberry cobbler stays fresh and delicious, whether you’re serving it immediately or saving some for later enjoyment.


1. Mixed Berry Cobbler:

  • Mix fresh or frozen blueberries with other berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a colorful and flavorful twist on the classic recipe.

2. Lemon Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Add a zesty kick to your cobbler by incorporating lemon zest or a splash of lemon juice into the blueberry filling. The citrusy flavor complements the sweetness of the berries beautifully.

3. Streusel Topping:

  • Instead of a traditional cobbler crust, top your blueberry filling with a crunchy streusel made from oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. Bake until golden brown and crispy for an irresistible texture.

4. Gluten-Free Option:

  • For a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour in the cobbler topping. Ensure all other ingredients are also gluten-free, and adjust baking time as needed.

5. Almond Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Add a nutty flavor to your cobbler by incorporating almond extract or almond flour into the topping. The subtle almond aroma pairs wonderfully with the sweet blueberries.

6. Spiced Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Enhance the warmth and depth of flavor in your cobbler by adding a pinch of nutmeg, cloves, or allspice to the filling mixture. These spices add a cozy, comforting element to the dessert.

7. Vegan Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Substitute the butter in the cobbler topping with vegan butter or coconut oil for a dairy-free option. You can also use a plant-based milk alternative in place of water for added richness.

8. Individual Servings:

  • Instead of baking the cobbler in a large dish, portion the blueberry filling and topping into individual ramekins or muffin tins for cute, single-serve desserts. Perfect for dinner parties or portion control.

9. Honey Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Swap out some or all of the granulated sugar in the recipe with honey for a natural sweetener alternative. Drizzle a little extra honey on top before serving for a decadent touch.

10. Oatmeal Blueberry Cobbler:

  • Add rolled oats to the cobbler topping for a hearty, oatmeal-like texture. The oats provide a wholesome element and a delicious chewiness to each bite.

Experiment with these variations to customize your blueberry cobbler according to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Whether you stick to the classic recipe or try something new, each version promises to deliver a delightful burst of blueberry goodness in every bite.

FAQs :

1. Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ones?
Yes, you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe. If using frozen blueberries, there’s no need to thaw them before adding them to the filling.

2. Can I use a different type of fruit for this cobbler?
Absolutely! This recipe is versatile, and you can substitute blueberries with other fruits like strawberries, raspberries, peaches, or a combination of your favorites.

3. Can I reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions. Just keep in mind that reducing sugar may alter the sweetness and texture of the cobbler.

4. How do I know when the cobbler is done baking?
The cobbler is ready when the topping is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The filling should be bubbly and thickened.

5. Can I make this cobbler ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the cobbler ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Just be sure to add the topping just before baking to prevent it from becoming soggy.

6. Can I use a different type of flour for the topping?
Yes, you can experiment with different flours such as whole wheat flour, almond flour, or a gluten-free flour blend to suit your dietary preferences.

7. How do I store leftovers?
Store any leftover cobbler in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or oven before serving.

8. Can I freeze the cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze the cobbler for longer storage. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in a freezer-safe container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

9. Can I omit the cinnamon in the recipe?
While cinnamon adds warmth and flavor to the cobbler, you can omit it if you prefer or if you have allergies or sensitivities to spices.

10. Can I serve the cobbler with something other than ice cream or whipped cream?
Absolutely! The cobbler pairs well with a variety of toppings, such as Greek yogurt, crème fraîche, or a drizzle of honey for a touch of sweetness.

Indulge in the warm, comforting flavors of this homemade blueberry cobbler, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for the perfect finishing touch! With minimal prep time and simple ingredients, this recipe is sure to become a favorite dessert for gatherings or just a cozy night in.