Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
8 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare filling, combine first 4 ingredients in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

joannparr's Review

June 26, 2014
I used lime zest instead of lemon, and added a few blackberries and raspberries to make the full 6 cups. It was wonderful!

Bgeesin's Review

July 05, 2013

Vicuska's Review

May 19, 2013
Amazing! I followed others' suggestions and put juice of half a lemon to the blueberry mix, and a bit of vanilla extract to the dough. I think this is the best blueberry dessert I ever had.

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

July 06, 2012
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

daneanp's Review

April 17, 2012
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.

mammajenni's Review

February 01, 2012
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.

rstarrlemaitre's Review

July 01, 2011
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.

erinbruce228's Review

August 10, 2010
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.

smellgar's Review

July 04, 2010
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.

ChrisBellaire's Review

September 14, 2009
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.