Blueberry Cobbler With Lemon Zest

This homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is made with fresh blueberries and a buttery biscuit topping, for a delicious sweet, and slightly savory baked dessert. It’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, making it the perfect dessert for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

This berry cobbler is always a hit in our home. There’s just something so comforting about the crumbly crust, and plain vanilla ice cream that is quite irresistible!

I love the tart fruitiness of the blueberries and lemon zest, balanced by the buttery, sugary crumbs that work so well together.

And the sweet vanilla ice cream makes the perfect topping for this baked dessert.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick preparation: Ready in minutes, this blueberry cobbler is a delicious fuss-free dessert.

Few ingredients: This recipe keeps it simple with basic pantry staples and fresh blueberries.

Family-friendly: The ideal crowd-pleasing dessert for family gatherings or casual get-togethers.

Balanced richness: The sweet-tart blueberry filling topped with buttery, golden crumbs, creates a perfect balance of flavors.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Blueberries: Use fresh blueberries for the best flavor and texture. Frozen are fine too, just adjust the sugar slightly to accommodate their natural moisture.

Granulated sugar: Brown sugar or coconut sugar can be used for a slightly deeper flavor.

Cornflour: Cornflour (cornstarch) helps thicken the blueberry filling, without adding bulk.

Lemon juice: Lemon juice brightens the flavor of the blueberries. Store bought lemon juice works well in a pinch.

Flour: Gluten-free flour blends are good alternatives.

Baking powder: Baking powder helps the biscuit topping rise and become fluffy. If unavailable, a combination of baking soda and cream of tartar can act as a substitute.

Salt: Salt enhances the overall flavor of the cobbler. Sea salt or kosher salt are great options.

Butter: Unsalted butter adds richness to both the biscuit topping and the blueberry filling. Salted butter can be used, but add less salt in the recipe.

Milk: Milk moistens the biscuit topping. Any dairy or non-dairy milk (such as almond or coconut milk) should be okay to use.

Vanilla extract: Vanilla bean paste or vanilla powder are good choices too.

How To Make Blueberry Cobbler: Step by step

This recipe comes together in 3 easy to follow steps. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Prepare Blueberry Filling

Toss blueberries with sugar, cornflour, and lemon juice in a bowl.
Place the blueberry mixture into a baking dish.

Step 2: Make Biscuit Topping

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut cold butter into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour in milk and vanilla extract, if using. Stir until just combined.

Step 3: Assemble, Bake, & Serve

Spoon biscuit batter over the blueberry filling in the baking dish.
Bake until the topping is golden brown, and the blueberry filling is bubbly.
Allow the cobbler to cool for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Fresh blueberries: Opt for fresh, ripe blueberries for the best flavor and texture. Rinse and pat them dry before using.

If you’re using frozen blueberries, avoid thawing them before incorporating into the recipe to prevent excess moisture.

Even distribution: Ensure an even distribution of blueberries in the baking dish for a level filling.

Lemon zest: For an extra burst of citrus, consider adding some lemon zest to the blueberry mixture.

Cold butter: When incorporating butter into the biscuit topping, ensure it’s cold to create a flaky and tender texture.

Don’t overmix: Mix the biscuit batter until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a denser texture.

Make ahead: Prepare the filling and topping ahead if you need to. Store the unbaked biscuit topping separately until you’re ready to bake.


Allow the blueberry cobbler to cool completely at room temperature before storing.

Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Store the cobbler in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or freeze for longer storage; thaw frozen cobbler in the refrigerator before reheating.

Blueberry Cobbler FAQs

Is it necessary to refrigerate leftovers?

Yes, store any leftover blueberry cobbler in the refrigerator for optimal freshness.

How do I prevent the biscuit topping from becoming soggy?

Ensure the blueberry filling is thickened sufficiently, and avoid overmixing the biscuit batter to maintain its texture.

What’s the difference between cobbler and crumble?

While both desserts feature fruit and a crumbly topping, a cobbler typically has a biscuit or cake-like topping, while a crumble has a streusel-like mixture.

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

This homemade Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is made with fresh blueberries and a buttery biscuit topping, for a delicious sweet, and slightly savory baked dessert.
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry cobbler, blueberry cobbler recipe, easy blueberry cobbler


  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract (if using) to the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
  • Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto the blueberry mixture in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the blueberry filling is bubbling.
  • Let the cobbler cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or your favorite toppings.

Whether you’re enjoying it at a summer barbecue, potluck dinner, or casual get-togethers with friends, blueberry cobbler is a nostalgic dessert that’s sure to please everyone’s taste buds. If you try this recipe, let me know!

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