One of my favorite ways to celebrate the ripe bounty of blueberry season is with Bisquick blueberry cobbler.
Bisquick is the secret to turning this cobbler into a foolproof recipe anyone can make.
But it’s more than just a quick recipe hack. It’s a tender, fluffy biscuit and cake-like topping that’s exquisite in cobblers.
And the juicy fresh blueberries? Those bold tart flavors are too good to resist!
Add a scoop of blueberry ice cream for the ultimate summer dessert.
One bite, and you’ll agree that this Bisquick blueberry cobbler is worth turning the oven on for on a hot day.
Easy Blueberry Cobbler with Bisquick
This summer dessert is about as easy as they come.
It combines a simple blueberry filling with Bisquick topping for a comforting treat that tastes just like grandma’s house.
While you could use any fruit filling, there’s nothing quite like a fresh blueberry dessert in the summer.
I love using Bisquick not only for the wonderful flavor but because it makes this recipe stress-free.
The boxed baking mix already has all the dry ingredients measured out for you.
This means you can achieve a fluffy topping without worrying about getting it to rise.
Speaking of the topping, this is how you can tell a cobbler from a crumble or a crisp.
Crumbles and crisps use a streusel-like topping. Crumbles tend to be denser while crisps use oats, making them more, well, crispy.
Cobblers, on the other hand, have a thick biscuit-like topping. Some say it resembles a “cobblestone,” hence the name.
Whatever it looks like, Bisquick and cobblers are a match made in heaven.
Ingredients for Bisquick Blueberry Cobbler
This juicy cobbler requires minimal ingredients thanks to the secret store-bought ingredient, Bisquick.
- Blueberries – Fresh blueberries will have the best flavor when in season. If blueberries are out of season you can use canned or frozen blueberries instead.
- Bisquick – Bisquick is the trick that pulls this recipe together in a jiff.
- Butter – Every biscuit needs a little bit of butter! Butter will enhance the flavor of the biscuit-like topping as well as prevent your cobbler from sticking to the pan.
- Sugar – A little bit of sugar will balance out the tangy, tart flavor of the blueberries.
- Milk – The higher the fat content of your milk, the more creamy the dessert. I use whole-fat milk, but you can use whatever you prefer.
Tips & Tricks for the Best Bisquick Blueberry Cobbler
I’ve made a ton of cobblers over the years — so many, I can’t even begin to count!
Here are a few of the tips and tricks I’ve learned that will help you perfect this recipe:
- Swap out the fruit! No need to limit yourself here. Pretty much any fruit can become a delicious cobbler. Peaches, strawberries, cherries, cranberries, apples, you name it!
- Use canned or frozen blueberries instead. Canned blueberries are a quick fix. But bear in mind it will make the cobbler sweeter. If you use frozen blueberries, be sure they’re fully thawed out and drain any excess liquid.
- Add a dash of spice. Cinnamon, cardamon, or nutmeg would taste nice.
- Brighten the blueberry filling with a sprinkle of lemon zest.
- Add some floral aromatics with baking lavender.
- Thicken the filling with cornstarch.
- Make your own Bisquick! If you can’t get your hands on a box, you can whip up a copycat recipe with flour, baking powder, salt, and butter.
- Go vegan with non-dairy alternatives. There are plenty of non-dairy substitutes you can use. I think oat milk or cashew milk would work well. You can also use oil instead of butter or a non-dairy butter of your liking.
- Add a splash of vanilla extract to add a sweet, warming twist.
- Adjust the sugar level to taste. If you like tart cobblers, use less sugar. For a sweeter cobbler, use more sugar.
- Use a sweetener other than cane sugar. There are plenty of alternatives to choose from. Splenda or stevia is great for a low-sugar option. Coconut sugar is also a great option.
- Bake it in ramekins for individual servings. This would be great for a party or date night dessert.
What to Serve with Fruit Cobbler?
There are many yummy ingredients you can serve with a fruit cobbler. One of my favorites is a quick and easy three-ingredient whipped cream.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with a scoop of ice cream! French vanilla is a classic that pairs impeccably.
You could also choose a fruity ice cream flavor. Just imagine how fantastic this blueberry cobbler will taste with blueberry ice cream on top.
You can even add a drizzle of a warm fruit sauce to match!
One of my other favorite toppings is to simply pour a little bit of heavy whipping cream over a slice. It’s a rich, but decadent touch.
For a lighter take, you can add some fresh fruit on top. A berry medley would be great, or even a few slices of your favorite stone fruit.
Opting for a different fruit adds some complexity that will still pair amazingly with the dish.
Can I Freeze Cobbler?
Yes! A cobbler will stay good in the freezer for up to three months. Any longer than that and the shelf life of your cobbler will begin to decrease.
Not that you’ll have a problem gobbling it up before then!
As for storing, you can bake the cobbler in a freezer-safe pan and then plop it right into the freezer after you let it cool, and slap a cover on top.
Additionally, you can transfer the cobbler to a freezer-safe container. Be sure you use an air-tight lid to reduce freezer burn.
I find it useful to portion out the cobbler into individual servings before freezing.
That way, when someone in my household is craving cobbler I don’t have to defrost the whole thing.
I’m not pointing any fingers, but there’s a person in my household that loves it for breakfast! Ok, I admit, it’s totally me.
Whichever method you choose, don’t forget to label it! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost food to the freezer abyss because I forget a label.
Can You Make this Blueberry Cobbler Gluten-Free?
Of course! You can certainly turn this blueberry cobbler into a scrumptious gluten-free dessert.
Bisquick makes a gluten-free version to make life easier. There are also a handful of other brands, like Bob’s Red Mill, that make gluten-free baking mixes.
You’ll also have the option of making the topping from scratch thanks to gluten-free flour.
Just keep in mind the type of flour you use because some gluten-free flavors may have a distinctive taste.
So if you don’t want your cobbler to taste like, say chickpeas, you’ll want to choose your flour type wisely.
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