Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (2024)

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Make the most of those juicy summer blueberries with thisBlueberry Cobblerrecipe! It’s a quick and easy dessert, perfect with a scoop of ice cream.

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Cobblers and crisps are the most requested dessert around here. I usually make cobbler with a biscuit topping (Buttermilk Biscuit Strawberry Cobbler! Cherry Cobbler! Peach Cobbler! ahem), but my husband has been a huge fan of cake-like cobblers ever since I made him a Peach Cobbler in the Crockpot.

He says it reminds him of a cake his late grandma used to make, so I whip this up when I want to be extra nice to him ? I don’t know if this is a more old school and traditional way to make cobbler, but I don’t even care that much about technicalities. It’s a nice change from our usual biscuit topped fruit desserts!

Ingredients you’ll need

Here is a visual overview of the ingredients in the recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities!

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Ingredient notes

  • Butter: I recommend using real butter. Buttery spread will not work as well. If using margarine, only use stick margarine. The taste will be different.
  • Blueberries: Fresh and frozen work. See notes below for using frozen.
  • Buttermilk: If out of buttermilk, make a homemade buttermilk replacement: Stir 1 teaspoon white vinegar into 2 cups of regular milk. Let sit on counter for 5 minutes, then stir well and use as directed in the recipe.

Step by step photos

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Recipe tips

Using frozen berries

To counteract the extra liquid from the frozen berries, you’ll need to add less liquid to the filling – there are instructions in the recipe below.

If you have homegrown and home-frozen blueberries and see a lot of ice crystals/small blocks among the berries, you should also add an extra spoonful of cornstarch.

Cooking the blueberries

I know, a lot of cobbler recipes use the berries raw in the filling. And while that’s easier to prep, I definitely prefer pre-cooking the filling here (it only takes a couple of minutes!).

With the cake-like topping, it’s necessary to bring the berries to a boil with some cornstarch and sugar before adding them to the baking dish.

That way you also know if you added enough sugar (as it can be hard to judge how sweet berries are before cooking them).

Troubleshooting the filling

If your filling doesn’t thicken after bubbling up on the stove, you will need to add a little extra cornstarch.

Simply whisk 1 teaspoon of cornstarch into 1-2 tablespoons cold water, then stir the slurry into the blueberry filling and bring it to a boil again until thickened.

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Blueberry cobbler FAQs

How do you know when cobbler is done?

The best way is to stick a food thermometer into the thickest part of the topping. It should read 200°F to be done. The filling should be bubbly and the topping should look baked, spring back when touched and look golden in color.

Does cobbler need to be refrigerated?

Like fruit pies, a cobbler does not need to be refrigerated. Cover the cooled cobbler well, then leave it on the counter for up to 1 day. If you need to keep your cobbler for a longer time, refrigerate it for up to 3 days.

How long do you let cobbler cool?

I let cobbler cool between 10-15 minutes, to allow the juices to set and thicken a little and to allow it to cool down. I like cobbler best hot with a scoop of ice cream, but you can also let it cool for longer and serve it warm or at room temperature.

More crisps and cobblers

  • Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Berry Cobbler
  • Strawberry Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Fresh Cherry Cobbler
  • Crockpot Peach Cobbler

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Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Make the most of those juicy summer blueberries with thisBlueberry Cobblerrecipe! It's a quick and easy dessert, perfect with a scoop of ice cream.

Recipe by Nora from Savory Nothings

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Recipe details

Prep 20 minutes mins

Cook 40 minutes mins

Total 1 hour hr

Servings 10 servings

Difficulty Easy


For the filling

  • 2 pounds blueberries fresh or frozen (no need to defrost)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water leave out if using frozen berries!
  • juice of ½ lemon

For the topping

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • Prep:

    Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the butter in a deep-dish 7×11 baking dish (if you don't have a deep dish one, use a 9×13 pan instead). Place in the oven to melt (take out as soon as the butter has melted, don't let its splatter up and burn!).

  • Prepare berries:

    Combine berries, ½ cup sugar, cornstarch water (if using, ONLY with fresh berries) and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Check for sugar, then set aside.

  • Prepare topping:

    Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Add buttermilk and whisk until smooth.

  • Bake:

    Pour blueberry filling over melted butter. Pour prepared topping over blueberries. Do not stir! Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Serving: 1servingCalories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 410mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 410IUVitamin C: 8.8mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutrition is an estimate.

More recipe information

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

More blueberry recipes

  • Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
  • Buttermilk Blueberry Scones
  • Blueberry Waffles
  • Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I first published this recipe on 04/29/2019. I updated it on 06/07/2020 to make it better for you.

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When I got married to my professional chef husband, I realized I had to step up my game in the kitchen. Now I share my favorite foolproof family recipes here on Savory Nothings: Chef-approved, kid-vetted and easy enough for everyday home cooks like you and me! Learn more.

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  1. Linda says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (18)
    This is the last blueberry cobbler that you will use. I have made this so many times and everyone raves about it. Thank you for posting this recipe!! The only thing I change is to add more blueberrries, family loves them!


    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Linda!


  2. Kathy reiser says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (19)
    Easy peasy recipe, and absolutely delicious Thank you so much


  3. Creta says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (20)
    This was the easiest and by far the best blueberry cobbler recipe I have tried@ I used frozen berries and it was so delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream!


    • Nora says

      I’m so glad, Creta!


    • Nora says

      I hope it was still delicious, Jan!


  4. Miesa Aguilera says

    I’m not a big baker but this sounded super simple and yummy. Unfortunately mine did not turn out. I checked the cake top with a toothpick after 40 minutes and it came out clean so I assumed it was finished. Went to cut into it and the whole layer of the cake part that was touching the blueberries was completely raw. I had cooled it down so unfortunately it was a flop. I did not have a 7 x 11 dish so I put it in one that measured 6×12 or so. It was a casserole dish so I don’t know if that had anything to do with it or not. Any ideas? I’m certainly eager to try this again.


    • Nora says

      Miesa, I have had this happen with a different cobbler recipe before. I’m not 100% sure, but I do think it has a lot do do with the baking dish you’re using. I’m sorry I’m not of more help, and I’m sorry it didn’t turn out – I know just how frustrating it is!


  5. Remy says

    Made the recipe to the nose and the cake submerged to the bottom, and the top was just blueberry butter. Not sure what happened. Also super salty! I hate wasting food but even combining it with vanilla ice cream can’t save it.


    • Nora says

      Remy, did you maybe use salt instead of sugar by accident? Because the entire recipe contains just 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1.5 cups of sugar. There is absolutely no way it’s too salty the way it is written. Or did you use salted butter? I used unsalted and it’s common to use unsalted butter in recipes unless they specifically state salted. But even with salted butter, it wouldn’t have been inedible due to the salt content. Did you forget the sugar in the cake part maybe? That could also have caused the cake to collapse. Sorry you didn’t have a better experience, but I can assure you the recipe works very well as written, and tastes very sweet.


  6. Brandy says

    All I have is unsweetened almond milk. Will this be ok to use?


    • Nora says

      Yes, absolutely!


  7. Vero says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (22)
    So easy that even my 11yr old helped me to make this cobbler. Shared with a friend and she definitely said it is a keeper. Would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe.


  8. Amanda Hurley says

    Prep time 20 minutes Cook time states 20 minutes, but further down the recipe it says to bake for 40-45 minutes. Could you clarify please? Thanks


    • Nora Rusev says

      Amanda, so sorry about that. That was definitely a typo – all fixed (and moved the recipe to the top so it’s easier to find, too – just fyi so I’m not confusing you even more ?).


      • Chris says

        Just made this recipe and didn’t have a lemon so used an orange. Still turned out amazing!


        • Nora says

          I’m so glad, Chris!


  9. Jackie Combs says

    Made this recipe for my husband so easy and delicious!


    • Nora Rusev says

      I’m so glad, Jackie!


  10. Susie says

    Really good dessert.


    • Nora Rusev says

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Susie.


  11. Nicole says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (23)
    I just pulled this out of the oven and it’s delicious! Does it need to be stored in the refrigerator?


    • Nora Rusev says

      I’m so glad Nicole! As with fruit pies, you can keep the cobbler at room temperature for a day (I recommend covering it with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel). Or you can keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days instead. Hope that helps!


  12. Mabel Brenner says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (24)
    This was delightful.
    So good..I made exactly as the recipe stated, and it IS a keeper.
    I love the cake type, biscuit topping..spongy, moist and very delicious.


    • Nora Rusev says

      Mabel, I’m so glad to hear! This is my husband’s all-time favorite cobbler because of the cake-like topping, so I’m happy it turned out so well for you.


  13. Leah says

    Easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe (25)
    The cobbler was absolutely delicious. It was gone so quickly that I didn’t even have time to get a picture. This is definitely a new family favorite!


  14. Lisa says

    Without a doubt, this turned out to be the best blueberry cobbler I’ve ever tried. I used the deeper bakeware and it came out extremely juicy and the topping is soft and delicious!


    • Nora says

      I’m so glad to read this, Lisa! Thanks for coming back to leave a review – I appreciate it!


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