Blueberry Cobbler

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

Cobbler Directions:

Yield: Serves 6-8 Prep: 20 min Cook: 40 min

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix flour, baking powder, salt and the remaining spices. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons over the blueberry mixture.
  6. Try to cover as much of the filling as possible.
  7. Bake the cobbler in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes (mine usually takes closer to 37).
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