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Easy Blueberry Cobbler

This easy blueberry cobbler is a delicious way to enjoy fresh summer berries! The cake-like batter puffs up around the fruit, giving the dish that classic "cobbled" texture on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword blueberry cobbler recipe, easy blueberry cobbler, old fashioned blueberry cobbler, skillet blueberry cobbler, southern blueberry cobbler
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 387kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar, plus an additional 1 tablespoon for topping
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk, shaken (or substitute with regular whole or 2% milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For serving: vanilla ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place butter in a 9-inch or 10-inch cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can use a deep-dish pie plate or a deep 9-inch square baking dish. Transfer the skillet to the oven until the butter melts. Keep a close eye on it so that the butter doesn’t burn or scorch.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together 1 ¼ cups of sugar, flour, salt and baking powder. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract; stir just until combined.
  • Once the butter melts, carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Pour the batter into the skillet. Sprinkle blueberries and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar on top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


  • This easy cobbler has a soft cake-like batter that puffs up around the fruit. If you're looking for a biscuit-topped cobbler with a saucy fruit filling, try this old-fashioned blueberry cobbler recipe or this peach blueberry cobbler.
  • A cast iron skillet is my preference for those great crispy edges and even heat distribution, but you can use a deep-dish pie plate or a deep 9-inch square baking dish if necessary.
  • If you don't have buttermilk, substitute with regular whole milk or 2% milk.
  • Use any berries that you like, or a combination of berries to total about 1 ½ cups. Blackberries, raspberries or diced strawberries would all be delicious additions to the cobbler.


Serving: 1/6 of the cobbler | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg