So… this is one of my most favorite recipes. It is simple, adaptable, and delicious. What more could you want in a recipe? The original recipe uses blueberries, but I have made this with peaches, nectarines*, and blueberries with great results.
For a while, this cobbler was my go to summer dessert. I made it all the time and took it to every gathering. One of my cousins (who is married to a pretty top notch baker) frequently requests it- which I think is pretty high praise for this recipe.
Kiddo and I made this cobbler in place of a birthday cake for my uncle. She loves blueberries, and was pretty enthusiastic about the process. As I mentioned, this recipe is quite simple, and it is also forgiving. We may have dropped the stick of butter on the counter, and lost a bit in the process, but the cobbler came out just fine.
*Fun Fact: peaches and nectarines are the SAME fruit. They can even grow on the very same tree. I found this piece of information fascinating when I learned it several years ago, and now I share it every chance I get. Interested? Read more. And more. OK, that’s enough.
Blueberry Cobbler Filling Ingredients
- 3 cups (fresh) blueberries
- 3 TBS white sugar (adjust as needed based on the sweetness of your blueberries)
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Blueberry Cobbler Topping Ingredients
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt (sorry, I never measure the salt, but I probably use a little less than 1/4 tsp!)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Yield: Serves 6-8 Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In an 8 inch, square baking dish, mix blueberries, 3 TBS sugar, orange juice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, thoroughly mix flour, baking powder, salt and the remaining spices. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream butter and remaining ½ cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring just until the ingredients are combined.
- Drop batter by rounded tablespoons over the blueberry mixture.
- Try to cover as much of the filling as possible.
- Bake the cobbler in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes (mine usually takes closer to 37).