Black & Blueberry Cobbler, AKA The Best Cobbler Recipe!

As far as our family is concerned this Black & Blueberry Cobbler is the quintessential comfort food! This cobbler is bursting with juicy berries and is loaded with an extra thick layer of cobbler crust on top which makes this literally THE BEST cobbler ever! This endlessly customizable dessert is easy to make and perfect for whenever you want to indulge a bit.

A scoop of black & blueberry cobbler being served.

Cobbler isn’t just for summer, it’s a year round comfort food classic!

Look friend, it’s 2021 and after the last couple of years we’ve had I will take comfort wherever I can get it and right now that just happens to be in the form of my favorite Black & Blueberry cobbler!

Sure berries peak season is in the summer months, but thanks to the great state of California growing berries year round to stock grocery stores all over the country there really is never a shortage of delicious berries available, so why the heck would I ever deprive myself?

A bowl of Black & Blueberry Cobbler with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

What makes something a cobbler?

Cobbler, crisps, and crumbles are very different desserts that are all delicious, but often get confused. Let’s clear up any misconceptions before moving any further.

A cobbler that has been freshly baked

A Cobbler like this Black & Blueberry Cobbler is defined as: A fruit dessert made with a top crust of pie dough or biscuit dough but doesn’t have a bottom crust.

One Individual Strawberry Crisp

A Crisp or a Crumble: Both refer to fruit desserts similar to cobbler but made with a brown sugar streusel topping sometimes containing old-fashioned rolled oats like our Individual Strawberry Crisps pictured above. The crisp/crumble is then baked until browned and crisp, as the name suggests.

2 bowls of black & blueberry cobbler with scoops of ice cream ready to be served.

Can I use frozen fruit to make this Black & Blueberry cobbler?

Yes! This black and blueberry cobbler recipe can be made with fresh or frozen fruit.  Frozen fruit doesn’t even need to be completely thawed before using.

If you use frozen fruit, you may want to seriously consider slipping a piece of aluminum foil or a baking sheet under the cobbler pan in the oven to catch any juices that may bubble over. There could be extra juice from the frozen fruit as a result of the thawing process. The extra liquid will make a tad bit cobbler that tastes just as amazing.

2 bowls of black & blueberry cobbler with ice cream next to a pan of cobbler

Let me show you how to make cobbler from scratch!

Gather the ingredients…

Coconut oil or cooking spray, 2 cups each blueberries and blackberries, lemon juice, eggs, melted butter, and 1 cup each sugar and gluten free all purpose flour.

Prepare the pan.

Lightly spray a pan with cooking spray or coconut oil.

Add the berries to the pan toss to combine.

A woman squeezing a lemon over a baking pan full of berries. She is making a black and blueberry cobbler.

Hit it with acid.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the berries and toss to coat.

Lemon zest or juice often shows up in blackberry recipes. It may seem odd, given how tart they are naturally. But somehow lemon works its magic with the berries and seems to make all the flavors brighter and sharper, instead of sour.

A bowl of flour and sugar being whisked . Small bowls of eggs and berries sit around the bowl of flour. The ingredients will bake up to make a black and blueberry cobbler.

Prepare the topping.

Combine the dry ingredients and create a well in the center. Add the eggs into the well.

Eggs being whisked into dry ingredients next to a bowl of blueberries. This will become the batter for black and blueberry cobbler.

Make the batter.

Stir the eggs into the sugar and flour mixture until everything comes together.

The batter for teh crust of a black and blueberry cobbler being stirred together.

Don’t worry…

It isn’t too dry, it will all come together. I promise. Just keep stirring. It will be very thick.

The batter for the crust of a black and blueberry cobbler being spread over berries in a baking pan.

Pile it on!

Scoop and spread the cobbler crust over the berries covering as much of the berries as possible.

Melted butter being poured over the top of the crust of a black and blueberry cobbler.

Slather it in butter!

Pour all of that glorious melted butter over every nook and cranny of the cobbler. DROOL!!!

A baked black and blueberry cobbler fresh from the oven.

Bake until golden.

Bake this cobbler at 375°F for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

To ensure there aren’t any oven messes, slip a piece of aluminum foil or a baking pan on the rack underneath the cobbler pan to catch any accidental bubble overs.

How to store and reheat a black and blueberry cobbler.

Blueberry cobbler is best enjoyed warm, right after it’s baked. Store leftover cobbler covered, in the fridge for 4-5 days.

To reheat cobbler easily, use the microwave on 30 second intervals until warmed through. To reheat in the oven, remove the cobbler from the fridge and bake at 350° F for about 15-20 minutes or until warmed through. (Place tinfoil over the top it if it’s browning too much).

A bowl of blueberries being poured into a baking dish

What can I do with lots of fresh blueberries?

If you are like us you probably stock up on berries on a weekly basis and are always looking for ways to use up the ones that are lingering about before your next grocery trip. Besides this cobbler, here are a few more of our favorite ways to use up a boat load of fresh berries!

A round pan of blueberry banana baked oatmeal. The oatmeal is scattered with juice roasted berries and slivered toasted almonds.

Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Only 7 pantry staples , a bit of dairy, and whatever fruit you have on hand are required for this recipe and it feeds a crowd! Prepare for rave reviews with this one

2 tall glasses sitting on a wooden shelf. They are filled with ice and a drink that has a purple ombre effect. There are lime wheels in both drinks and one of them has a cocktail pick with blueberries threaded onto it laying across teh top. There is a wall in the background made of dark brown wood slats.

Blueberry Lavender Fizz

It doesn’t matter if you are in the mood for mixing up cocktails or homemade sodas for the kid’s this Blueberry Lavender Fizz Syrup is the perfect base for both types of beverage! Just look at that color!

4 Individual Blueberry Crisps on a serving platter .

Individual Blueberry Crisps

We photographed these gorgeous crisps for our friend KC, The GFree Foodie, and they were so delish I had to share them! Plus they are SO easy our 9 year old can make them for us! WINNING!

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Black and Blueberry Cobbler

A pan of black and blueberry cobbler fresh from the oven.

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  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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Coconut oil or cooking spray

2 cups fresh blueberries*

2 cups fresh blackberries*

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 eggs 

1 cup sugar

1 cup regular AP flour OR gluten free all purpose flour**

6 tablespoons melted, salted butter***

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease an 8-inch baking pan with coconut oil or cooking spray. 

Add the berries to the prepared pan and squeeze lemon juice over the top. Toss to combine. 

In a mixing bowl combine the flour and sugar creating a well in the center. Add the eggs and stir until combined. ( NOTE: Depending on the type of flour and size of eggs you are using it may absorb more of the moisture from the eggs than others. Even if the mixture is coarse and crumbly once the eggs are completely incorporated the end result will be fine. )

Spread the batter over the top of the fruit in the pan, covering as much as possible then pour the melted butter  over the top. 

Bake in the preheated oven, with a piece of aluminum foil or drip pan placed on the rack underneath to catch any berry juice that might bubble over. Bake for 40-45 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. 

Notes

*SUBSTITUTIONS:

Fruit: You can use any type of fruit, fresh or frozen, for this cobbler that your heart desires. 

Flour: We  have tested this recipe with regular all purpose flour, King Arthur Flour gluten free flour, & Pamela’s products gluten free all purpose flour. All with great results.  We did notice that the Pamela’s products flour needed 5 more minutes of bake time ( totaling 45 minutes) to become golden brown on top.

*** If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the flour and sugar mixture before adding the eggs.

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  1. Jenny April 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Trying it tonight with fresh raspberries and canned peaches, fingers crossed!!

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