Blueberry skillet cobbler is one of those homey recipes which should be easy to make, be All About the Berries, and go from idea to digging in as quickly as possible. I know you’ll find all that right here. Juicy blueberries, tender crust, and a little kick from the mint and cinnamon. Add some vanilla ice cream and you’re good to go!
During blueberry season, I buy blueberries at the farm stand, go blueberry picking, and flats sneak their way into my grocery cart too. What to do with all these berries?
Oh, so many things!
Just yesterday, I made some amazing blueberry key lime pie bars for the neighbors. They were keeping an eye on the house while we were off spending time my in-laws (and dropping off the daughter for good, long visit). Normally everything is just fine, but this time my trouble-maker cat, Midnight, decided to knock over a vase full of water. 😮 Luckily they were there and could mop it up before the water destroyed my floor. Also lucky he’s cute because he gets into more trouble than both of the other cats combined.
However, you’re going to have to wait for that recipe since I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet! 😉 Instead, I have a blueberry skillet cobbler. Which is just as awesome and just as easy as my blueberry bars. (Even easier maybe.) And it’s amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, so what are you waiting for?
How to Make a Blueberry Skillet Cobbler
If you’re organized, you can just about have the cobbler ready to go as soon as the oven is done preheating.
First thing, preheat the oven to 400F. Then pull out your skillet.
Get the butter melting and make the topping. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking power, salt, and zest. Then mix your melted butter with milk and vanilla. Pour the milk into the flour and stir to combine. Set the topping aside to make the filling.
Slice up the mint and add the mint and blueberries to the skillet. Stir together the maple syrup, spices, salt, and bourbon. Pour that over the berries and stir it up. Then dollop the topping over and sprinkle the topping with cinnamon sugar. Put the skillet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Now the hard part – wait until the cobbler is cool enough that you won’t burn your mouth. Then scoop some into a bowl along with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
What is a Fruit Cobbler?
How about a crisp, grunt or buckle?
In my part of US (the northeast), a cobbler is a fruit dessert which has sweetened fruit on the bottom and a cookie or sweet biscuit like dough on the top. This is in contrast to crisps and crumbles, where the filling is very similar to a cobbler but the top is made from a crumbly mixture of oatmeal, butter, sugar, and often nuts or flour.
In the south, cobblers can be made by mixing the biscuit dough in the pan and then dropping the fruit on top. I would probably call this dessert a buckle, but I’m not from the south, so I’ll let them decide on the distinction! (Note: a fruit buckle is a rustic fruit coffee cake, often with a crumble topping. Check out this peach buckle for more information.)
Whether you put the biscuit on top or on the bottom, you have a biscuit type dough, plenty of fruit, and no fuss. If you want to fuss, make a pie. If you want a dessert ready to go as you as your oven is hot, make a crisp or a cobbler.
Oh, and grunts/slumps? They are basically the same thing: a cobbler cooked on the stove top or grill so that the biscuits steam instead of browning.
More Summer Blueberry Recipes
Looking for other ideas for those yummy blueberries? Here are a few of my other blueberry recipes!
- Summertime Blueberry Sangria
- Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt Bundt Cake
- Peach and Blueberry Spinach Salad
- Roasted Berry Shortcake With Bourbon Whipped Cream
- Fresh Blueberry Mojito
- Gluten-Free Blueberry Peach Crisp
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– Happy Baking, Annemarie
Fresh and easy, this homemade blueberry skillet cobbler is flavored with mint, cinnamon, and maple syrup and cooked right in your cast iron pan. Great for breakfast or dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar, or light brown sugar
- 1 tsp lemon zest, optional
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 cups blueberries
- 3 tbsp thinly sliced fresh mint
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash ground cloves
- 2 tbsp bourbon, optional
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
Heat oven to 400F.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, lemon zest, salt, and baking powder. In a cup, stir together the milk, butter, and vanilla.
Pour the milk mixture into the flour. Gently mix together with a large silicone spatula, being careful not to over mix.
Add the blueberries and mint to a 12 inch cast iron skillet.
Mix together the maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and bourbon (if using). Pour the flavor mix over the blueberries and stir to combine.
Dollop the topping over the blueberries, keeping it rustic looking and allowing gaps between dollops. Then mix together the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle it over the top.
Bake the cobbler for 30-40 minutes, until the top is browned and the filling is bubbling.
Let cool slightly, then serve either warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a spoonful of whipped cream.
- Leftovers: If you have any cobbler left over, remove it from the skillet so that the wet filling doesn't sit in the skillet too long.
- Maple Syrup: If maple syrup is unavailable/too expensive, substitute 3 tablespoons of light brown sugar.
- Blueberries: You can use frozen blueberries. Let them thaw and drain them of any water, then proceed with the recipe.