Buttery Blueberry Cobbler Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
Slice into summer with this buttery blueberry cobbler recipe and forget the fuss of pie crusts. Use fresh or frozen berries for a sweet treat any time of the year.

Updated: Jul. 05, 2024

Our buttery blueberry cobbler recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that offers the same flavor and comfort of a pie without the fuss of a crust. Filled with plump, juicy blueberries nestled beneath a golden, biscuit-like topping, anyone can whip up this berry version of classic peach cobbler in minutes. It’s a great way to enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of blueberries in a wonderfully simple, crowd-pleasing treat.

What’s the difference between cobblers, crisps and pies? Pies have a flaky pastry crust and are topped with another crust or crumble. A cobbler is a baked fruit dessert with a cakelike batter or a “cobbled” biscuit-like topping. A crisp is similar to a cobbler but with a baked streusel-like topping often made with oats and sometimes nuts.

Whether you’ve just returned from a day of blueberry picking or grabbed a few baskets from your local farmers market, this easy blueberry cobbler recipe is a perfect way to showcase the season’s bounty. And if you want a taste of summer during the winter, simply turn this into a fantastic dessert recipe using frozen fruit!

Ingredients for Buttery Blueberry Cobbler

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  • Blueberries: Blueberry cobbler is one of the best ways to showcase fresh berries, especially in summer when they’re in season. As with most recipes with fresh blueberries, you can use frozen blueberries instead. There’s no need to thaw them first!
  • Flour: All-purpose flour creates a tender, flaky topping for your cobbler. You’ll also need some flour for the filling.
  • Sugar: A bit of granulated sugar sweetens the blueberry filling and balances any tartness.
  • Butter: Melted butter helps bind the dry ingredients together while adding flavor to the recipe. Opt for unsalted butter since the topping mix already contains salt.
  • Lemon juice: A splash of fresh lemon juice adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the blueberry filling, enhancing the sweetness of the berries.


Step 1: Prep the blueberries

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In a saucepan, combine the blueberries, lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Set aside.

Step 2: Melt the butter

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the butter to an 11×7-inch baking pan.

Place the pan in the oven until the butter melts. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside.

Editor’s Tip: Melting the butter should take about three to five minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.

Step 3: Mix the batter and add the berries

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In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar with the flour, baking powder, salt, milk and egg.

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Pour the batter into the pan with the melted butter. Do not stir.

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Spoon the reserved berry mixture over the batter. Again, do not stir.

Step 4: Bake the cobbler

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Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve at room temperature with whipped cream or whipped topping.

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Buttery Blueberry Cobbler Variations

  • Mix up the fruits: Replace some blueberries with blackberries, sliced rhubarb, cherries, cranberries or fresh strawberries. Sliced fruits, including apples, peaches or pears, also work well. Find some inspiration in these cobbler recipes.
  • Make mini cobblers: Instead of using a large baking dish, make individual servings. Lightly grease some small ramekins and fill them halfway with the berry filling. Add a scoop or two of the cobbler topping (don’t overfill them). Sprinkle sugar on top, place them on a baking sheet and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some spice: This fruit pie crumb topping will take your cobbler to the next level. Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Then, using a fork, add 2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter until it resembles a crumble. Add to the top of your cobbler for the last 15 minutes of baking.
  • Splash in extract: Just 1 teaspoon extract flavor can enhance this blueberry cobbler recipe. Try vanilla extract, almond extract, rose water or orange blossom water.

How to Store Buttery Blueberry Cobbler

If you won’t be eating it warm from the oven, you’ll need to refrigerate the cobbler as soon as it has cooled completely. Cover the baking dish with a lid or with foil, and refrigerate the leftovers for up to three days. To reheat the refrigerated cobbler, slide the pan into a 350° oven for about 15 minutes.

Can you freeze buttery blueberry cobbler?

You can cover the cobbler tightly and freeze it for up to three months. Frozen cobbler should be thawed in the fridge overnight before reheating.

Buttery Blueberry Cobbler Tips

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Should you thaw frozen blueberries for cobbler?

There’s no need to thaw the blueberries before making this easy blueberry cobbler. In fact, using frozen blueberries in this recipe will avoid discoloring the batter.

What do you serve with blueberry cobbler?

When serving the cobbler, top it with homemade whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If your blueberry cobbler is extra juicy, scoop up some of the fruit with a slotted spoon and drizzle the syrup over the top of the cobbler.

Can you make this buttery blueberry cobbler gluten-free?

Yes, you can! When converting recipes to gluten-free, you need to change the flour—here that would be in the crust and the filling. For the top pastry, use your favorite gluten-free flour mix, cup for cup. For the filling, simply mix the fruit without the flour and enjoy this cobbler with a spoon. You can also substitute another thickener option, like 1/3 cup rice flour, 1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder, or 2 teaspoons tapioca flour.

Watch how to Make Buttery Blueberry Cobbler

Buttery Blueberry Cobbler

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 40 min
Yield 12 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Whipped cream or whipped topping


  1. In a saucepan, combine the berries, lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Set aside. Place butter in an 11x7-in. baking dish; melt butter in a 350° oven.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar with flour, baking powder, salt, milk and egg. Pour over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon reserved berry mixture over batter. Do not stir.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve at room temperature with whipped cream or whipped topping.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

As the name implies, this is a recipe that is rich and delicious. Since you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries, you can make this easy blueberry cobbler year-round. —Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan
Recipe Creator