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Overhead view of blueberry cobbler in a cast iron skillet with a spoon.

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

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  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6


For the Blueberry Mixture:

  • 2 pints fresh blueberries (or frozen blueberries that have been thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

For the Topping:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add blueberries and the remaining blueberry mixture ingredients (cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and water).
  3. Stir gently until cornstarch dissolves. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  4. Prepare topping: combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. Add butter cubes to flour mixture. Using the tips of your fingers, crumble butter into the flour. Add milk and vanilla extract. Stir with a large spoon until a soft batter is formed.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of batter over blueberry mixture. Gently spread over blueberries.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until topping is browned and blueberry mixture is bubbling around edges of skillet.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American