The Best Blueberry Cobbler

blueberry cobbler in white baking dish with ice cream and golden spoon

This Blueberry Cobbler is just the best Summer dessert! A melt in your mouth bottom layer, Loaded with tons of fresh gooey blueberries and topped with a buttery crunchy crust! A must have with melty vanilla ice cream!

Alright, y’all. I’ve been toying with this recipe for the past few weeks – at first I wanted to make them similar to my Whole Wheat Peach Cobbler Bars but I have since decided that just the classic cobbler is enough. 

And by enough, I mean, it’s absolutely freaking delicious! 

Why This Cobbler is the BEST! 

This is absolutely the most divine Summer dessert! Reason number one? It’s loaded with 4 CUPS of fresh blueberries! Yes, the most delicious seasonal berry is fully immersed in this dessert. 

glass bowl of fresh blueberries

You bake the blueberries and they get hot, gooey, jammy like and they literally BURST in your mouth. Oh my word. It’s literally the best. 

Reason number 2? The crust that said gooey warm blueberries are sandwiched in between. 

Y’all know I love a good crisp – but I love this particular blueberry cobbler because it has a deliciously thick crust beneath and on top of the blueberries. It’s the best sweet treat ever!   overhead shot of golden spoon with a spoonful of cobbler in the baking dish

The bottom layer of the crust melts in your mouth and is SO soft and fluffy – not at all dry. Then comes the berries and the top crust might just be my favorite – the top layer of crust! 

It’s golden brown and has the perfect amount of crunch! The extra sprinkling of raw sugar on top of the dough before baking really does good work – it’s crisp, golden goodness that seems like it makes everything right in the world. 

close up of golden spoon with cobbler on it with ice cream melted

Reason number 3? Hello garnish of vanilla ice cream! Cobblers + vanilla ice cream go together like PB+J. You can’t have one without the other.

scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on top of the cobbler

The melty cool ice cream melds together with the gooey blueberries and thick crust and gets melty and wow it’s literally just perfect. 

Last reason that I absolutely love this cobbler is how SIMPLE it is. The most work you have to do during the process of making this cobbler is to combine the cold butter + flour which takes at most 5 minutes, and even less if you have a pastry cutter! 

I’ll get into more details on how to make it more below but for now…what do you need for this recipe? 

Ingredients You Need: 

  • Fresh blueberries
  • All purpose flour 
  • Granulated sugar + raw (turbinado sugar) 
  • Baking powder 
  • Salt 
  • Cold salted butter 
  • Egg 
  • Whole milk 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Lemon juice 

So let’s get into some tips for making this goodness!

Baking Tips for the Best Cobbler EVER!

Use salted butter in your crust recipe – this will ensure that you get some salt in the otherwise very sweet dish – the salty sweet combo is dynamite and has the absolute perfect balance! 

Speaking of the crust – divide it in half when you have finished making it. It might be a little sticky  but you should be able to get it into a ball of dough. Here is a photo of the dough for reference!

glass bowl of the crust dough

Then, when you’re ready, what I did was rolled the dough ball in the hand and then carefully smashed it between my hands to make it able to fit my baking dish. 

I did the same thing on top – roll the dough into a ball and then using both of my hands, gently smush the dough to make it thinner and able to cover the blueberries. 

baking dish with the cobbler pre-baked and sprinkled with turbinado sugar

Mix the blueberries with sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and all purpose flour before adding them to the dish. This will help make them extra gooey and jammy. Plus the little bit of lemon juice adds an amazing flavor! 

freshly baked cobbler out of the oven

Sprinkle raw sugar on top of the dough before baking – this isn’t a must, but I absolutely love the extra crunch it gave the crust overall. 

cobbler garnished with ice cream in a grey bowl with golden spoon

Let cool for a few minutes but serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top to really make sure and taste those warm blueberries and crunchy crust. 

hand getting a spoonful of cobbler from the grey bowl

It’s SO extra delicious – make sure you save room if you are making this dessert because I guarantee you’ll want to go back for seconds! XO – Haylie 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are some other recipes you might enjoy: 

Strawberry Coconut Crisp 

Pear and Ginger Crisp with Bourbon 

Zesty Lemon Blueberry Banana Bread 

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The Best Blueberry Cobbler

This Blueberry Cobbler is just the best Summer dessert! A melt in your mouth bottom layer, Loaded with tons of fresh gooey blueberries and topped with a buttery crunchy crust! A must have with melty vanilla ice cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best blueberry cobbler, blueberry cobbler, cookout desserts, easy blueberry cobbler, easy dessert recipes, summer desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks cold salted butter, diced into chunks
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

Blueberry Filling

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries (2 pints)
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup turbinado (raw) sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Garnishes

  • 2-3 tbsp raw sugar for topping crust before baking
  • vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Take a medium size mixing bowl and add in the all purpose flour. To this, add the granulated sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Whisk and combine.

  2. Next, dice 2 sticks of salted butter into chunks. Add the butter to the flour mixture. Using either a pastry cutter or your hands “cut” the butter into the flour mixture. This basically requires you constantly mixing/kneading it, making sure the butter is incorporated thoroughly and evenly in the flour. It should have a coarse sand texture when it's fully incorporated.

  3. Once it has a “pea” like coarse crumble consistency, gently fold into a lightly beaten egg and the 1/2 cup of whole milk using a wooden spoon. The batter will be slightly sticky.

  4. Next, grease a 8x11 baking dish. To the bottom, add 1/2 of the crust mixture. Firmly press it down to form the crust. Set this aside. 

  5. Add the fresh blueberries to a bowl and also add 1/3 cup of all purpose flour, the turbinado sugar (you can use normal, I just prefer the texture of turbinado!), lemon juice, salt and cinnamon! Mix this all together and put this directly on top of your crust. 

  6. Lastly, use the last 1/2 of your crust mixture and gently press it on top of the blueberries until they are mostly covered! Sprinkle the top of the crust with 2-3 tbsp of additional turbinado sugar for an extra crunch.

  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top turns a golden brown. Remove when done and let cool for a few minutes. Serve while still warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

See above photos for what the batter should look like. If it's too sticky, see the above best tips for baking/making the crust 🙂 You can also add some all purpose flour to your hands to avoid sticking. 

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