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This Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler has a little magic! As it bakes, the berries sink and the batter forms a golden crust on top.

Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Here’s an easy blueberry dessert that always hits the spot: this magical Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler! This recipe is an old family favorite. Growing up, my mom served it all the time in the summer. Here we’re sharing her recipe…with a magic trick that’s fun every time! Throw fresh blueberries on top of the blueberry batter and throw it in the oven. As the cobbler bakes, the blueberries sink to the bottom and the batter forms a golden crust on top. Get ready to be amazed by this simple kitchen trick!

Ingredients in Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler (only 6!)

This blueberry cobbler recipe is so delicious and it only uses 6 ingredients! You’ll be amazed at how the blueberries sink from the top of the dough to the bottom. A crust appears and forms neatly over the top. This recipe is handy because the batter uses ingredients you’ll likely already have on hand. All you need to find is ripe blueberries! Here are the ingredients you need for this tasty summer dessert (plus salt):

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Milk
  • Butter
Blueberry cobbler

How do the blueberries sink to the bottom?

In this recipe, you’ll mix up the simple batter and place the fresh blueberries on top of it before placing it in the oven. How do they end up on the bottom? The blueberries are more dense than the batter. So during the 1 hour that the blueberry cobbler bakes, they’ll settle to the bottom. A beautiful golden brown crust of the batter forms on top!

When we made this, we turned on the oven light and watched the berries. At 20 minutes, the blueberries were still on the top. But as luck would have it, after another 40 minutes a lovely golden crust had formed over the top of the blueberry cobbler. It worked! We pulled it from the oven and served it warm with melty vanilla ice cream. As I watched my son and his friends smear the blue goo all over their charming faces, I was convinced: this blueberry cobbler is now my family’s tradition, too.

How to make blueberry cobbler

How to serve Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler

This blueberry cobbler is fantastic on its own, but it’s even better with a topping! Here are a few ideas to take this cobbler from good to great. Use vanilla ice cream on top to contrast the warm cake. Or even better, use homemade whipped cream!


More blueberry recipes

If you’ve got fresh blueberries on hand, we’ve got lots of blueberry recipes for you to choose from! Here are a few favorites:

This Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler recipe is…

Vegetarian. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, use coconut oil and almond milk.

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Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This Old Fashioned blueberry cobbler has a little magic! As it bakes, the berries sink and the batter forms a golden crust on top.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 + ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk (or oat or almond milk)
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or vegan butter or coconut oil)
  • 1 pint blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and kosher salt; stir in the milk and mix batter until smooth.
  3. In a 1 or 1 ½ quart casserole-type baking dish, add the butter and place the dish in the preheated oven for a minute or two until the butter is melted. Pour the batter into the baking dish, and sprinkle the blueberries on top.
  4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until lightly browned. As the cobbler bakes, the blueberries settle to the bottom and the cobbler forms on top.
  5. Cut individual pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt whipped cream.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Old Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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