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Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

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This easy homemade blueberry cobbler recipe is a breeze to make and wonderful to eat!
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  1. BLUEBERRY COBBLER INGREDIENT
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY COBBLER RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. MORE DESSERT RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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This easy blueberry cobbler recipe is bursting with flavor. Juicy blueberries are mixed with cake mix and topped with melted butter to create the perfect dessert. The filling comes out warm and bubbling every time and with only a handful of simple ingredients, it is a great option to make for last-minute guests.

If you love cobblers, I suggest trying this blackberry cobbler or this wonderful peach cobbler recipe soon, too! One of our favorite things are fresh blueberries, and we have lots of blueberry recipes to indulge in. Try our blueberry dump cake, blueberry pie and blueberry cookies.

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BLUEBERRY COBBLER INGREDIENT

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

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

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

BERRIES: You can substitute any type of juicy berries, or really most any type of frozen or fresh fruit for a cobbler. Try raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or peaches as great options for the fruit filling.

LEMON: Lemon and blueberries go so nicely together. Add a bit of lemon zest or lemon juice to your blueberries for a hint of tart lemon flavor in this blueberry dessert.

HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY COBBLER RECIPE

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STEP ONE: Pour the box of yellow cake mix into the bottom of a 9 × 13-inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

PRO TIP: Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle blueberries over the top of the cake mix. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of sugar over the blueberries.

STEP THREE: Pour 1 ¼ 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. 

PRO TIP: It’s 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.

STEP FOUR: Cut the butter into 8 pieces and spread evenly over the top of the blueberries.

STEP FIVE: Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.

PRO TIP: If you prefer a more crunchy top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top. 

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HOW TO SERVE

This classic cobbler almost begs for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and whipped cream on top. Serve for a sweet dessert on a summer evening along with a cup of tea or a refreshing iced caramel macchiato. You could also serve it with our iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea.

This dish is easy enough to whip up in minutes but tastes fancy enough to serve for a special occasion.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store your leftover cobbler covered in plastic wrap or in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: If you’re going to freeze your blueberry cobbler, make sure it’s in an airtight freezer-safe container. It will keep for about 3 months in the freezer. Once you’re ready to serve, it’s best to thaw in your fridge overnight. Then, pop into the oven and bake at 350°F until everything is warm and bubbly.

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If you have an abundance of fresh blueberries, you can’t go wrong with this great recipe. It produces such scrumptious, warm, comfort food. This delicious recipe is a great way to use up all those extra berries from the blueberry bush. Only a few simple steps and you will have a perfect summer dessert that comes out of the oven golden brown and full of fresh flavor.

FAQ

Do I need to lessen the amount of water if I’m using frozen blueberries?

You could probably reduce the water down to one cup if you’re using frozen berries for this fruit cobbler. If you’re using frozen berries, I would thaw them first.

Can I use white cake mix instead of yellow cake mix?

This easy recipe is very flexible as to the kind of cake mix you are using. Try white cake mix or even lemon cake mix.

Can I freeze blueberry cobbler?

This easy cobbler recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

What is the difference between a fruit cobbler and a fruit crisp?

Cobblers use either a biscuit or cake mix along with fruit while crisp toppings are made up of sugar, butter, oats and cinnamon and have more of a crumbly and granular look.

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Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

4.79 from 19 votes
This easy homemade blueberry cobbler recipe is a breeze to make and wonderful to eat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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 ¼ 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 the 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°F for 45-50 minutes.

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Notes

TIP: 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. If they’re sweet, you won’t want as much sugar. If they’re tart, you might want a little more.
TIP: It’s 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.
TIP: Don’t make the cake batter from the box directions. Just pour the dry cake mix into the pan.
TIP: If you prefer a more crunchy top, turn the broiler on for the last minute or so to brown the cake mix top

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal
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  1. Dianna Hibner says

    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*

  2. steve smith says

    1 star
    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 says

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

  3. Kerry says

    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!

  4. Aaron says

    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?

  5. Rachael says

    5 stars
    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.

  6. Janice Archibeque says

    Dfo you think I could use 23 cake mixes? I like more Bread with all those blueberries. Would I double everything but the blueberries?

  7. Joel says

    I have made this about every 2 weeks when I go grocery shopping ( for fresh blueberries) since I saw this on Facebook. I have also tried it with a chocolate cake mix but most recently and my favorite is with a spiced cake mix. Yum!! Great with coffee morning noon and night. Lol

    • Layne Kangas says

      I haven’t made it with frozen blueberries, so I can’t say exactly what changes to make. I think it should work, you would just need to adjust the water as you mentioned, I think! Enjoy 🙂

    • John says

      I tried it with lemon cake and it was amazing!!! I’ve also tried it with sugar free cake mix and stevia for sugar and used unsalted butter. I tried to make it as healthy as possible without losing the amazing taste.

  8. Betty Cox says

    5 stars
    i have a a Dump Cake recipes and this recipe is in it. It’s very good.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  9. Lisa says

    Hi there! This was by far one of the BEST cobblers! Have you made with peaches? If so, how many peaches? Thanks!

      • Layne Kangas says

        You might use less water because there might be more moisture on the thawing berries. Does that make sense? I don’t have an exact amount to give you because I haven’t used frozen berries before with this, just fresh. You can adjust the sugar depending on your own preference to sweetness or if the berries are naturally more sweet or tart. Enjoy!

  10. Laura says

    Just wonder if using a glass dish has the baking temp.already been adjusted down 25 degrees? Differ from metal pans. Glass, cook at 325 for 45-50 or cook as directed in recipe?

  11. Dean says

    Why do you put the cake mix in first and then add water? Couldn’t you combine the water and cake mix, blend and then pour into the pan..

  12. Cynthia says

    5 stars
    I only had 2 cups of fresh blueberries, but this turned out phenomenal. Absolutely, the very BEST dessert I have ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot. I am 62 years old, and we had a dessert on the table every day of my life growing up. I cooked a dessert every week until my husband became a diabetic, and now I try to use sugar-free or no sweets at all. I will definitely be following you.

  13. Bill Peterson says

    5 stars
    I used a Lemon Supreme cake mix! Easy and delicious. My berries were frozen so I had to extend the cooking time. I did finish it under the broiler

  14. Elizabeth says

    5 stars
    I don’t like blueberries very much so I made this for dessert so I wouldn’t be tempted. Everyone else declared it INCREDIBLE! They had no idea how easy it was to make! I haven’t had a bad recipe from you yet! Thank you!

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