Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler Recipe
- 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons cold butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, lemon peel, baking powder, salt, baking soda and remaining sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto blueberry mixture.
- 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
1 each: 231 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Reviews for Blueberry Biscuit Cobbler
"This was a quick and easy dessert to make and was delicious. I liked the lemon zest, which added a nice flavor to the biscuit. I made it with frozen berries and didn't thaw them first due to time constraints, and it still turned out nice. Possibly add another tsp of cornstarch if using frozen berries. Will make this again:)"
"I found the lemon flavour a bit overwhelming. Otherwise this is a great recipe. I liked the biscuit topping, especially since it is a lot lower fat than the usual cobbler topping.I also cut the sugar back a bit, since I don't usually like things too sweet."
"Delicious! Made it as directed."
"I made only 1/2 recipe. I omitted the cinnamon and nutmeg. I cut down on the sugar added to the blueberries. Next time, I think I will cut the sugar a little more. This was very tasty. Thank you for sharing this good recipe!"
"made this for my family today!! lets just say it was a HIT!! they loved it !! will cook this again!:)"
"I made this with fresh blueberries and it was delicious! My family loved it! Definitely will be making this again!!"
"I love be'rrys'. I definitely to' morrow going to bake this' one."
"I just made this with fresh picked berries. It was delicious!"
"If a recipe doesn't fit your lifestyle, stop criticizing it and don't make the recipe. Find another recipe. This happens to be very good."
"Great summer dessert while berries are in season."
"I was excited to see this recipe as my diabetic husband LOVES blueberries. However, I will not be making it. The carb count is more than half of what he is allowed for a meal! Also, FYI, 45 grams of carbs is 3 starches not 2. The ratio is 15 grams of carb is equal to 1 starch. This recipe would be out of range for most diabetics."
"Delicious!! Enjoyed every bite..will definitely make this again!!"
"Simply delicious. I found the biscuit topping the perfect texture, not thin. The blueberry mixture was also the perfect thickness for a cobbler. Will be making again."
"I have to agree with some of the other Reviews. This does not have a biscuit like texture, The batter is very thin. Some of mine ran through to the bottom of the dish. Still it was fresh, warm and enjoyable.Janie"
"The recipe is easy to make, but I found it too sweet and would cut back on the amount of sugar and omit the cinnamon and nutmeg next time. Also wasn't crazy about the dumplings, also too sweet, I would use a crumble topping. The berries become glued to the dumplings when cooled."
"Best one I've ever made or eaten."
"Excellent. easy to make and reminds of the cobblers I ate as a child."
"I love blueberries and this did not disappoint! YUM"
"This is delicious...surprised me that the dough was so thin, but baked up beautifully. This is a COBBLER though for those thinking it's not sweet enough or so on..not a crisp or a crumble so expect it to be more biscuit/pancake like and less sweet, and to want ice cream or whipped cream...although I could happily eat this one without!"
"This was ok, but not something I will make again. I did make changes though, by substituting whole wheat "white" flour, and splenda instead of sugar, but the topping was way too thick for our taste. It was mostly breading with a little blueberry "jam". without ice cream on top, we wouldn't have eaten it."
"Being on a restricted diet, I don't consider the equivalent of 3 bread servings for one helping diabetic friendly."
"I cut back on the cornstarch to 2 T, and still thought the filling was a bit too stiff. Could be that some varieties of blueberries are juicer than others, or it could be that I substituted stevia for the sugar (or both). I forgot the lemon peel, but it was still good. I'd add a tad more buttermilk to the crust next time because it was a little hard to spread over the berries. However, my husband enjoyed it very much with no-added-sugar vanilla ice cream."
"I make this recipe alot, everyone loves it, and so easy to make. Best blueberry cobblerand I wouldn't look for a better recipe, its the best."
"The blueberries were good, but the top was just too thick. I think that I would rather stick with crumbly topping for my cobbler. I would not make this again."
"This was made using a gluten free flour blend and fresh blueberries. It hadva nice tartiness. NSometing I would make again."
"The cinnamon and nutmeg make this recipe incredibly good."
"My husband LOVED this..he had three portions in a short time. I always add more spice win my recipes. I try to cook healthy, so I used WW flour and sucanat and it was still very good.We had just picked fresh blueberries, so this was a treat."
"In fact I have made this recipe several times this summer it is so easy and everyone raves about it."
"tried it, loved it!!!"
"the next time I make this I will cut some of the cornstarch. I thought it too dry compared to blueberry pie. The taste was good, but could use a bit more sugar for our taste."
"Excellent! loved by all"
"Yummy! Try adding almond flavoring, and dividing into individual ramekins. GREAT!"
"The blueberries were extremely tasty and although moist didn't run all over as some other recipes have done. The biscuit topping was very nice - didn't get soggy. The only problem I had was quite probably with my own equipment. To achieve golden brown I ended up baking for 43 minutes. My family truly enjoyed this dish and my 4 year old grandson who doesn't like blueberries cooked asked for seconds."
"Absolutely yummy!!! Definitely will make again!"
"this blueberry cobbler was the best I have tried other recipes but this was the easy to make and the flavour was excellent great hot or cold my new favourite blueberry cobbler a hit ."
"Altho I had no blueberries---I did use your crust recipe. I used a tin of thickened sour cherries and a cup of cranberries for the fruit filling. It was y\YUMMY!"
"I am a diabetic. I have been looking for a cobbler to remove the sugar from. I will leave out the sugar from the blueberries because they really don't need it. I will replace the flour with King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour because it is an albino whole wheat flour that tastes sweeter than regular whole wheat flour. I will replace the sugar in the cobbler with Splenda because sugar is a problem for me. This will bring the calories down to 155 calories per serving. Those are my favorite spices and I love the flavor of real Wisconsin low fat buttermilk and butter in a limited amount. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!!!"
"It was very good and easy to make."
"This was so wonderful and my husband and I were competing for the last bit of it!"
"This is a great recipe! My husband and I loved it! Will definitely make it again. I used fresh blueberries I picked from a friends blueberry patch."
"My family liked this better than blueberry pie."
"This recipe is very good, I used splenda in stead of sugar and it was excellent. My whole family loved it, will make it again"
"The crust was a bit tough and the berry part a bit sticky rather than smooth and light."
"This was easy and delicious. I used fresh blueberries. Yummmmyyyy!!!!!"
"Love the hint of lemon in this cobbler. I only needed 1/2 cup of buttermilk for the topping and it was light, brown and delicious. This recipe will be just as good with peaches or a blend of fruits."
"I made for a church gathering, but used half blueberries and half peaches. Fantastic. Went right home and made another one for my family."
"This was fantastic. My husband and I both loved it. I used light butter to cut back on the fat a bit (I cut the butter up and put it in the freezer for approximately 10 min. to keep it from getting too warm during preparation). I used a little less lemon zest (probably around 1.5 teasp.) because I only had one lemon, but I thought the zest gave it a light lemony flavor that was excellent and not at all overpowering."
"Made this yesterday, and " mmmmmmmm good!!!!" Even my picky husband enjoyed it. I did increase the cinnamon to 1 1/2 teaspoons."
"This was great!! I didn't put in the lemon zest and I'm glad I didn't. Very easy to make and will definitely make again. I can't tell that it is a lite recipe."
"To make this recipe even more diabetic friendly, I substituted 1/2 c. Splenda sweetener plus 1/4 c. sugar for the 3/4 c. sugar called for by the recipe. I mixed the sweetener and sugar together, then divided as instructed by the recipe. The biscuit crust has a nice, light lemon flavor. I will definitely add this recipe to my box to make again!"
"My rating should say 5 stars...not sure why it's not! I modified this slightly--my husband is on a vegan diet for health reasons so I substituted soy milk w/a little vinegar for the buttermilk and healthy Balance vegan butter. The dish was delicious and enjoyed by everyone; no one could tell any difference. I also added 2 c of blackberries to increase the fruit a bit."
"The taste was great! I baked it until it was brown but the middle dough part wasn't done."
"Too much lemon if you follow this recipe to a tee. I made it for the first time tonight and I wish I would have read the other reviews before making it. The lemon zest in the topping along with the 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice is overpowering the blueberries. Otherwise it would be great."
"There is no way that I consider this a diabetic recipe. 45 carbs at one time is certainly not on my diet plan. I'm allowed 15 to 30 carbs at one time and NO more."
"I substituted TRUVIA granulated product for the sugar. I had fresh blueberries as they are grown locally here in NC ~ Big, plump ones. Great recipe."
"TELL THE PERSON WHO HAD A PROBLEM WITH FROZEN BLUEBERRIES TO LEAVE THEM FROZEN; DO NOT THAW; THAT IS WHAT THEY SAY ON AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN TV SHOW ON PBS STATION."
"I find that when I use frozen blueberries, if I don't drain them well the topping somes out soggy."
"GREAT, my husband loved it especially with fresh native berries."
"Light texture and delicious!"
"Wonderful, quick and tasty. I will definitely be adding this to my "favorites" in my recipe box. Thanks for sharing!"
"OMGosh, what a small world. We live in Oxford (Chenango County), NY. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Blueberry picking season is once again upon us, so this dessert takes center stage."
"i printed this out and made sure i had everything...as i too went bluberry picking....it was excellent, dint last long...and it going to be requested more here..i just know it.. thanks for sharing it..jackie"
"I made this tonight and it is DELICIOUS!! I had all of the ingredients except a lemon and it wasn't missed. I think I will try an orange next time, though. I recently went blueberry picking and I keep fat-ree buttermilk on hand for baking."
"I also forgot to put in the lemon zest but that didn't take anything away from this delicious dessert! It also made my kitchen smell heavenly while it was baking. I also used a 3 quart dish instead of a 2 quart and it worked just fine. I'll definitely make this cobbler again. Very easy and doesn't taste like a "light" dessert."
"Excellent! My husband didn't even know it was light. When I told him, he guessed that it had less sugar, but he wasn't complaining, he loved it! I forgot to add the lemon zest to the biscuits, but it came out great!"