Classic Southern cobbler made with sweet, juicy fruit and a buttery, crispy topping is so delicious and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this is comfort food taken to a whole new level!
This blueberry cobbler recipe has the PERFECT balance of flavors! It’s not too sweet, so you can really taste that bright fruit flavor, and it’s not too heavy, so you can just keep eating it! Did I really say that?
I have been making this cobbler recipe for years. At this point, I have it memorized as “a cup, a cup, a cup, butter, fruit, and three.” Keep reading, and you’ll get it!
It’s delicious and easy, and I adore how versatile it is! Any kind of fruit works here. If blueberries aren’t in season, or you’re not a blueberry person, you can simply substitute them for your favorite, and the cobbler will turn out perfectly…every single time.
Ingredients Needed To Make Southern Fruit Cobbler
- All Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Whole Milk
- Baking Powder
- Fresh Blueberries – other fresh fruits can also be used.
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There are several additions or substitutions you can make to this recipe:
- Fresh peaches, raspberries, apples, cherries, or blackberries are great to use instead of blueberries.
- You can also use frozen fruit or canned (1 21-ounce can) fruit filling.
- Add ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar for a warm, rich flavor.
What’s The Difference Between A Crisp, A Crumble and Cobbler?
A crisp traditionally has a topping made with oats, whereas a crumble has more of a streusel topping. Chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts are also sometimes used in the toppings. Cobbler has more of a cake-like topping and can sometimes be made with biscuit dough or pie crust.
How To Make This Easy Recipe
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Place butter into the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish and put the dish in the oven to allow the butter to melt. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, milk, and baking powder until well combined.
Once the butter has melted, remove the baking dish from the oven. Pour the batter into the baking pan over the melted butter and sprinkle fresh blueberries over the top. Do not stir; you want your blueberries sitting on the surface of the flour mixture.
Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then serve with ice cream.
Can Cobbler Be Made Ahead Of Time?
Yes, you can absolutely make this recipe ahead of time! Prepare the recipe as per the directions, but instead of baking it for 20 minutes, remove the cobbler from the oven after 10–15 minutes. Cover it with foil and place in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. Remove the foil, then place it in a preheated oven for 10 minutes until the top is golden and the cobbler is entirely cooked through.
How To Store Fruit Cobbler
I doubt you’ll have any leftovers, but if you do, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2–3 days.
Is Blueberry Cobbler Freezer-Friendly?
Yes, absolutely! Make per the directions, let it cool completely, then tightly cover it with plastic wrap or foil. Place the cobbler in the freezer, and it will keep for up to three months.
When you’re ready to serve it, remove it from the freezer and allow it to thaw. To serve it warm, reheat it in the oven at 225 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the center is warm.
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter in a 2 quart baking dish in oven.
- Mix flour, sugar, milk and baking powder.
- When butter is melted, pour the flour mixture into the baking dish.
- Add blueberries – do NOT mix.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve while hot with ice cream.