While variations abound, a traditional cobbler is a baked, deep-dish fruit dessert that's topped with a biscuit sprinkled with sugar to give it a bit of crunch and color. This blueberry cobbler is a similar version that uses a light, dumpling-like topping instead of a dense biscuit.
6 cups fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup fat-free sour cream
3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare filling, combine first 4 ingredients in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
To prepare topping, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through baking soda) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in sour cream to form a soft dough.
Drop dough by spoonfuls onto blueberry filling to form 8 dumplings. Brush dumplings with milk; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Place baking dish on a jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and dumplings are lightly browned.
I kinda think the other reviewers might be crazy because I found this to be delicious. I just now realized I forgot to do the whole brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar part and it was still amazing. I thought the portion sizes were HUGE for CL, which is always a plus. I did add some vanilla extract and cinnamon based on other reviewers comments--I mixed them in with the sour cream and added it to the flour mixture. This was also super easy to throw together and looked kinda fancy. yuuuuuuuuuuuum
I used blackberries and halved the recipe as I only had 3 cups. It worked out great. I mixed the batter in the food processor and it went together quickly and easily. The only other substitution was to use raw sugar on the top of the biscuits before baking. Delish...can't wait to try with other berries.
This was so delicious. I did make a few changes. I didn't have sour cream so I replaced with fat free plain Greek yogurt. I love lemon, so I added some lemon zest to the topping and juice of half the lemon to the berries. The biscuit topping was ridiculous! My daughter asked mr to make just the topping so we can eat them plain. This will be my go to cobbler.
A really nice simple dessert - the biscuit topping tasted just like scones I used to have as a child. Agree that the filling need just a little bit "more" even though the fresh blueberries tasted great - would try some cinnamon, extra lemon, or vanilla extract next time.
I added nectarines (in lieu of 2 cups of blueberries), added vanilla and cinnamon to the dough (in addition to using whole wheat flour), and added extra lemon zest to the berry mix... DELICIOUS!! Makes a huge portion- will definitely make this again and it may be my new cobbler recipe.
This is a solid recipe, very easy to make. However, it's like the dumplings are missing something. They are nice and fluffy, but maybe a little bland. I noticed another reviewer put some vanilla extract in and I might try that next time. The sour cream in the dumplings is a nice change.
So many people loved this that I think I must have done something wrong. The topping (even after I doubled it) was powdery and blah. Served it to company and they were mildly complimentary (being polite maybe), but it wasn't a big hit.
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