You won’t believe how easy this blueberry cobbler recipe is to make! But first, here’s the story behind my Grandma’s easy blueberry cobbler.
This is my Grandma Metzger. She was the Queen of all things blueberry.
Remember Bubba Gump and all the ways he would make shrimp? Well, that’s kind of how my Grandma was with blueberries….blueberry pie, blueberry crumble, blueberry cheesecake dessert, blueberry ice cream topping…you get the idea.
My grandparents owned a farm in rural Indiana not far from a blueberry farm. I have such wonderful memories of summers at the farm and heading to the blueberry patch with buckets to fill. More fun though, was dreaming about what Grandma might make that night for dessert with our day’s blueberry bounty.
When I found myself with an overabundance of blueberries this summer, I thought about those days on the farm and wondered, “WWGM?” What Would Grandma Make?
So, I reached for my Grandma’s brown recipe box, and found this recipe, simply labeled “cobbler.”
With just a few simple ingredients, I decided to give it a try. And let me tell you, it was so easy and so delicious, I must have made 5 batches of this cobbler in 2 weeks!
I’m sure when you try it for the first time, it won’t be the last! Enjoy!
1 stick butter
3/4 c. all purpose flour, sifted
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. milk
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. fruit
1 tsp. all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350. Place stick of butter in baking dish. My Grandma’s recipe said an 8×8 pan. I’ve made this is a 9 inch round and an 11×8 as well. They all worked. Place in oven until melted. Meanwhile, mix flour, sugar, milk and baking powder together in medium bowl. I like to use a whisk to make sure flour doesn’t clump. When smooth, add vanilla and cinnamon. Mix. When butter is completely melted in pan, remove from oven. Pour flour mixture over melted butter. With a fork, gently mix the two together. You will still have a “separation” of the butter around the sides and under the batter. Just mix enough to that the two are somewhat together. Toss fruit with 1 tsp. flour. This will keep berries from all sinking to the bottom. Evenly distribute fruit over top of batter. Place in oven for 45 minutes. Cobbler should be evenly browned. If very center is still a little “jiggly” that’s okay…just don’t overbake to get the center completely baked if it risks the burning the rest of cobbler. Serve warmed with ice cream or whipped cream. A simple dusting of powdered sugar is good as well. It’s even delicious chilled!
Have fun with your fruit choices. I mostly made blueberry versions…but I did a combo of white nectarines and blueberries that my husband has now proclaimed his favorite.
My Grandma’s recipe box is one of my most prized possessions. Seeing her handwriting as I thumb through the cards, remembering so many of the good things she used to make for the family…it’s almost like she’s right there cooking along side of me when I make one of her recipes.
Her easy blueberry cobbler is my new go to for a quick and delicious summer dessert. I hope it becomes a favorite for your family too.
And if you’re looking for another great summer fruit treat, be sure to check out my raspberry pie recipe. It’s another family favorite!
From Grandma’s recipe box to your kitchen,