Blueberry Cobbler

bluerbrruCobbler is so much easier than pie.  I find myself falling back on cobbler.  This is a simple recipe.  Had some leftover and noticed that over the course of the day many had just taken a fork to it for their “just one bite”.  I found this recipe on Food52.

I used a 12×16 glass pan.  Heat oven to 375.


  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 cups (30 ounces) fresh blueberries, rinsed and picked over
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice from half a lemon

Mix together all of the above.  Pour this into the glass pan and let it bake for about 20 minutes or so until the perimeters start to bubble.  Take it out and then put the topping on before putting it back into the oven to finish.


  • 2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, fridge temperature
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.  Cut the butter into small pieces and using your fingers mix this it into the dry mixture.  It should look crumbly after you have mixed it in by squishing the butter into the dry mixture.  Add the buttermilk and vanilla and mix into a ball.  Take this out and cut it into 12 pieces….all roughly the same size.

Set each of the pieces of dough on the top of the berries.  Put this back in the oven (cranking the heat up to 475) for about 15 or more minutes.

I took it out and let it get to room temperature and then warmed it up just enough for the vanilla ice cream to melt on it when serving.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Mario Cantin

    You’re definitely not gluten sensitive, ha ha. ?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Am not but my sister-in-law is. I just use a different flour.

      1. Donna Brewington White

        I’m gluten sensitive which most of the time works to my advantage in keeping me away from foods I shouldn’t eat anyway. But if this recipe works with gluten-free flour, I am SO in! What gf flour do you use?

        1. Gotham Gal

          brown rice flour or any type of gluten free flours should work.

          1. Donna Brewington White

            Thanks. Will try it!

        2. pointsnfigures


          1. Donna Brewington White

            Thanks J.

      2. pointsnfigures is a great mix for gluten free

  2. pointsnfigures

    going to pick wild blueberries in northern MN at the end of the month. My grandma used to make us a blueberry pie when we picked enough. Tremendous. My second fave next to a sour cherry pie.

  3. Jeff T.

    Why the 12-biscuit style top instead of a more solid covering?

    1. Gotham Gal


  4. candice

    Even easier is the other style of cobbler where you don’t make a topping, just make the batter in the dish with melted butter and toss in fresh fruit. 2 cups fruit to 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 to 1 stick butter. I find I don’t need the whole stick anymore.I’ve been a stranger; I blame the one-year-old :).

    1. Gotham Gal

      welcome back.