Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler – A Southern Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

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This Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries and is easy to put together and bake. It’s great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

Southern Blueberry Cobbler

I love how easy this blueberry cobbler is to make.

A generous layer of butter (a whole stick to be exact) is melted in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

Then, a simple batter of flour, baking powder, salt. vanilla extract and milk is whipped together in practically a minute. Pour the easy batter right into the melted butter. At this point the batter, starts to bake a little bit in the hot butter.

Immediately pour blueberries that have been sweetened with sugar into the center of the batter. Be sure to place the blueberries in the center and not around the edge of the southern blueberry cobbler.

If you add the sweetened blueberries around the edges, the sugar will brown the edges and make the cobbler a little too crispy on the ends. If this happens, do not fret.  Just add a little extra ice cream to soften the edges. Nobody will know, I promise. And it will still taste amazing.

Ingredient List for Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Butter or Margarine

Blueberries, fresh or frozen

Sugar

Flour

Baking Powder

Salt

Milk

Vanilla Extract

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How to Make Blueberry Cobbler from Scratch (2 cups blueberries)

  1. Combine blueberries and sugar; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Place stick of butter in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place in the oven until melted, watching closely. Remove from oven.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in milk and vanilla extract to form a batter.
  5. Pour batter directly into the melted butter.
  6. Pour sweetened blueberries into the center of the batter, avoiding the edges.  (If you use frozen blueberries, use a slotted spoon to avoid adding all the juices to the batter.)
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  8. Eat alone or topped with ice cream, whipped cream or milk.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for homemade blueberry cobbler, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

Blueberry Cobbler with Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

Blueberries: Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this blueberry cobbler. If you use frozen, thaw first, and use a slotted spoon to remove excess juices before adding the sweetened blueberries to the batter. I use frozen, wild blueberries which are smaller in size. Your homemade blueberry cobbler may have a little bit different appearance if you use regular-sized blueberries. Either are great. Use 2 cups blueberries in this blueberry cobbler recipe.

Sugar:  Use white sugar. If your blueberries are really sweet, you could reduce the amount of sugar, or visa versa if they are very tart.

Butter:  Margarine is a completely acceptable substitute, if desired. Melt the butter directly into the 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Watch closely so it does not brown.

Flour: Use all purpose flour. No sifting required.

Milk: Use whatever variety of milk you have on hand. Whole milk, 2%, skim, almond, etc. In a bind, half and half would work too.

Vanilla Extract:  For a fun substitution, use lemon extract or almond extract instead.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

Notes about Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler with 2 cups blueberries:

  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries. Thaw the frozen ones first, and drain off excess juices. You’ll also want to use a slotted spoon if there’s an excess amount of juice after adding sugar.
  • Carefully pour the sweetened blueberries into the center of the batter. If you get sugared blueberries around the edges, the sugar will brown too much and possibly even burn.
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Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

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Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cake 

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Old-Fashioned Fruit Dessert Recipes

I can’t stop making old fashioned desserts such as this easy blueberry cobbler (see recipe below). That’s because, my oldest daughter is always requesting them. She loves old fashioned fruit desserts.

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Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler - A Southern Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry cobbler from scratch, blueberry cobbler with frozen blueberries, easy blueberry cobbler, old fashioned blueberry cobbler, southern blueberry cobbler
Servings: 15
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed and drained)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (for blueberries)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (for batter)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine blueberries and 1/3 cup sugar, set aside.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. While preheating, add stick of butter to 13 x 9 inch baking dish, and let melt in oven, watching carefully. Remove from oven when melted.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk and vanilla extract, stirring to make a batter.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
  • Pour batter directly into melted butter. Sprinkle blueberries into the center of the batter.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.
  • Serve as is or topped with milk, ice cream or whipped cream.
    Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

Notes

  • Use fresh or frozen blueberries.  Thaw the frozen ones first, and drain off excess juices.  You'll also want to use a slotted spoon if there's an excess amount of juice after adding sugar.
  • Carefully pour the sweetened blueberries into the center of the batter.  If you get sugared blueberries around the edges, the sugar will brown too much and possibly even burn.
  • Love old fashioned cobblers? Try this Old South Blackberry Cobbler

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Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler is as easy as a cobbler can be.  Make this  Southern Blueberry Cobbler recipe with either fresh or frozen blueberries.  It's great on its own but can be served topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream too.

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