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Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

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This easy Blueberry Cobbler Recipe bursts with flavor.

This incredible, homemade dessert offers the best delicious flavor in one easy, simple recipe you’ll want to make again and again. 

You can create this old-fashioned cobbler with fresh blueberries or frozen making it a quick option anytime. It’s also great for last minute guests! 

My Southern grandma taught me this classic recipe. She told me it was award-winning and I believe her. The filling comes out perfect everytime after baking. I’m drooling just thinking about it. It’s a traditional dessert that everyone should make.

Keep reading to find out how to make blueberry cobbler for yourself! 

The first blueberry recipe I learned to make was actually an easy blueberry cobbler. My love of blueberries started young and hasn’t quit since.

(I suggest trying this blackberry cobbler soon, too!)

Blueberry Cobbler

To me, blueberries scream celebration.

They’re so bright and full of flavor. I love how they pop in your mouth and burst.

When I was growing up, I can remember going blueberry picking with friends. There was a you-pick-farm not far from my childhood home and we would head there for blueberries and strawberries.

I’m pretty sure we ate our weight in berries every time we visited. It was so much fun to have races and see who could pick the most or who make it to the end of an aisle fastest.

I would arrive home with bunches of blueberries, ready to head into the kitchen and make something yummy. I loved the kitchen, even as a little girl.

When my boys were really little, I would often give them handfuls of fresh blueberries to munch on in their highchairs while I was making the rest of the meal. They love the texture and flavor as much as their mama.

This last weekend, my boys had a friend over for a play date.

Since they were busy playing in the living room, I decided to head into the kitchen to surprise them with a family favorite: easy blueberry cobbler.

This recipe is the best.

You can make the berry mixture with fresh or frozen blueberries, making it versatile year round.

My boys clamor for this dessert and I knew they’d be excited to enjoy it with their pal.

What is Blueberry Cobbler?

A cobbler can describe a variety of dishes. We know it as a fruit or savory filling poured into a baking dish with batter or biscuits before being baked. I actually have a wonderful peach cobbler recipe you can try as well.

I’ve always thought of it as kind of a Southern thing.

And the possibilities are endless because there are so many filling choices!

Personally, I feel like this blueberry cobbler is the best ever — especially when served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

The warm, sweet blueberries with hot dough and cool, creamy vanilla ice cream… seriously. It’s the stuff dreams are made of.

Blueberry Cobbler Ingredients

My blueberry cobbler recipe is crazy simple.

You can put it together so easily yourself, but it’s also great to have little ones help with because it’s so simple. A great introduction to the kitchen!

If you’re in a time crunch or have last minute guests, be sure to keep this recipe handy, because you’ll surely want to pull it out and make it again and again and again.

Here’s all you need: a box of yellow cake mix, 6 cups of blueberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a stick of butter and 1 1/4 cups of water.

I’m not kidding. That’s all it takes to create this mouth watering magic.

How to Make Blueberry Cobbler

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grab a 9×13 baking dish and pour on box of yellow cake mix in the bottom.

Best Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Next, spread your blueberries over the top of the cake mix.

Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of sugar over the blueberries.

Homemade Blueberry Cobbler

Pour the 1 1/4 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix.

Gently toss the berries and cake mix to allow the water to settle towards the bottom of the baking dish. You can give it a little shake if you need to.

If the berries aren’t very juicy, you’ll want to add a little more water. If they are plump, you’ll want to add a little less water.

How to Make Blueberry Cobbler

Cut the stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread evenly over the top.

Pop in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes.

Things to note…

The amount of sugar and water you use will vary on the berries themselves.

Before you start, make sure you taste the berries so you add the right amount. I know. Twist my arm to eat blueberries.

If they’re sweet, you won’t want as much sugar. If they’re tart, you might want a little more.

This is one of those recipes where you can have a little fun and get a little creative with the amounts.

It’s also really important to pour the water over the top and then be sure everything is mixed. You want the berries and the water to settle into the pan before baking!

How to Freeze Blueberry Cobbler

I love popping things into my freezer. It can be such a time saver!

Plus, it helps me save money since I’m not wasting ingredients, so I really appreciate that aspect as well.

If you’re going to freeze your blueberry cobbler, make sure it’s in an airtight freezer safe container.

Once you’re ready to serve, it’s best to thaw in your fridge over night.

Then, pop into the oven and bake at 350 degrees until everything is warm and bubbly.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

And don’t forget the delicious, sweet vanilla ice cream — it’s the perfect cobbler topping.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

This easy, delicious blueberry cobbler recipe is a breeze to make and wonderful to eat!
4.43 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry cobbler
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 414kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 6 cups blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 ¼ cup water


  • In the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish, pour one box of yellow cake mix.
  • Spread the blueberries over the top of the cake mix.
  • Sprinkle on 1-2 tablespoons of sugar (depending upon how sweet they are)
  • Pour 1 1/4 cup of water over the top of the berries and cake mix. Gently toss the berries and cake mix to allow the water to settle towards the bottom of the pan. (Sometime I give it a little shake too) If they berries aren’t very juicy, add just a little more water. If they are plump, a little less.
  • Cut a stick of butter into 8 pieces and spread out over the top.
  • Bake at 350 for 45-50



Note: some of the ingredients, like sugar and water can vary on the berries themselves. Before you start, make sure and taste the berries so you can be sure and add the right amount! It’s also really important to pour the water over the top and shake the pan. You want the berries and the water to really settles into the pan!


Calories: 414kcal
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Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.


    1. Hannah Griffin

      May 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm


      • Deborah

        July 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm

        Can I use frozen berries

    2. Cheryl

      May 17, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Can I use frozen blueberries?

    3. Tin Lopez

      May 21, 2018 at 3:03 am

      This Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is one of the best!

    4. Dianna Hibner

      June 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

      Cant’wait to try this recipe
      Iti is straight and to the point. Only think stoping me is the heat
      Yesterday it was 1002* heat index of 105*

    5. Joni Addis

      June 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Can I use canned blueberry pie filling?

    6. steve smith

      June 28, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      tried this but my cake mix didn’t bake. its was runny. i bake it at 350 for 50 minutes andam rebaking it for another 10. any suggestion why it did that ?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        July 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm

        Hi, Steve – I’m not sure. We haven’t had that issue at all. Maybe too much liquid?

    7. Mona

      June 30, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      will this work with other berry … Raspberry , blackberry ? I am not in favor of blueberry

    8. Marcella

      July 1, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      can you use milk instead of water

    9. Roseann

      July 4, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      6 cups of berries? Is that correct?

      • Brenda

        July 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

        I use less. 4 cups are too much. I use a pint and a half

    10. Kerry

      July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      I made the blueberry cobbler with yellow cake mix the first time and the second time my daughter made it with lemon cake mix. Both versions were a hit with my family! Thank you for the easy and delicious recipe!

    11. Sandi

      July 26, 2018 at 9:10 am

      WOW, Love how well inviting this Cobbler looks, mouthwatering

    12. Aaron

      July 26, 2018 at 11:14 am

      I’ve seen a few people ask if you can use frozen and other berries… Has anyone e tried it yet and does it work?

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        July 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm

        It definitely will work – you just might need to add a little more sugar. Enjoy 🙂

    13. Rachael

      July 30, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      I did this but with strawberries. Only used about a pound of them and also only used 1 cup of water. Turned out so good. Thanks for this recipe.

    14. L Swan

      July 31, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Great recipe when staying in vaca home with limited ingredients. Used freshly picked blueberries. Yum

    15. Simone Shea

      August 13, 2018 at 10:42 am

      Do you mix the cake mix first??

      • Layne Henderson

        Layne Henderson

        August 13, 2018 at 11:20 am

        Nope! 🙂 Enjoy!

        • Simone Shea

          August 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

          Thank you!

    16. Oga

      November 4, 2018 at 6:10 am

      I am on LCHF and cake mix is not allowed. How can I substitute it? Almod flour and what else?

    17. Pamela Stallings

      November 20, 2018 at 6:51 am


    18. Treena

      February 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      This cobbler was a hit with my fam. The kids are crazy for blueberries!

    19. Treena

      February 3, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Loved this recipe! Will definitely be making it again.

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