Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

Howdy y’all, Chef here with a recipe that’ll make you say “Don’t Mess With Texas!” This Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is sure to be a hit at any gathering, whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a fancy dinner party.

When you take a bite of this cobbler, you’ll taste the sweetness of the blueberries mixed with a hint of lemon zest, all baked to perfection in a golden biscuit topping. It’s the perfect dessert to showcase the best of Texas-style cooking.

This recipe is a classic southern dish that’s been passed down from generation to generation. It’s a staple at any Fort Worth cookout and a must-try for anyone visiting the Lone Star State.

So, grab your apron and get ready to make a cobbler that’ll have everyone asking for the recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Don't Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler
Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler

Are you looking for a dessert that’s easy to make but packs a punch of flavor? Look no further than this Texas-style Blueberry Cobbler recipe. This cobbler is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with juicy blueberries and a golden biscuit topping that’s cake-like and crumbly. Trust me, after one bite, you’ll be hooked.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can easily substitute the blueberries for other fruits such as peaches or blackberries to mix things up. Plus, it’s a great dessert option for a crowd, as it can be made in a slow cooker or baked in a large baking pan.

One of the best things about this recipe is how simple it is to make. With just a handful of ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry already, you can whip up a blueberry cobbler in no time. Plus, the biscuit topping comes together quickly, so you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.

But perhaps the best reason to love this recipe is the satisfaction you’ll get from serving up a delicious homemade dessert. There’s something special about the smell of fresh blueberries and baking biscuits that fills your home and makes your mouth water. And when you serve it up with a scoop of ice cream, you’ll feel like a true Southern chef.

So, whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, this Texas-style Blueberry Cobbler recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in every bite!
A slice of heaven in every bite!

Before starting any recipe, it’s important to gather all the necessary ingredients. For this Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe, you’ll need the following:

Biscuit Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Blueberry Filling:

  • 8 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Make sure to use fresh blueberries for the best results. You can also substitute with other fruits like peaches or blackberries to make a different fruit cobbler. Don’t forget to measure out all the ingredients accurately for the perfect balance of flavors.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect summer dessert, straight out of Texas.
The perfect summer dessert, straight out of Texas.

Bake cobbler

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup sugar.
  3. Add 8 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
  4. Stir until just combined, making sure not to overmix or the batter will become cake-like.
  5. In a separate bowl, toss 2 cups of fresh blueberries with 1/2 cup sugar.
  6. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with butter or cooking spray.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, then scatter the blueberries over the top.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Can freeze

This blueberry cobbler can be frozen before or after baking. To freeze before baking, make the recipe as directed but do not bake. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze for up to three months. To bake, thaw the cobbler overnight in the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and bake as directed. To freeze after baking, allow the cobbler to cool completely, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to three months. To reheat, thaw the cobbler overnight in the refrigerator, then bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes, until heated through.

Slow Cooker Lemon Triple Berry Cobbler

For a twist on the classic blueberry cobbler, try this slow cooker lemon triple berry cobbler. Instead of just blueberries, use a combination of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. Follow the same instructions for the biscuit topping, then scatter the berries over the top. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Sprinkle over the berry mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Pour over the top of the berry mixture. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

If you’re in the mood for a different fruit cobbler, try The Pioneer Woman’s blackberry cobbler recipe. Follow the same instructions for the biscuit topping, then substitute 4 cups of fresh blackberries for the blueberries. Scatter the blackberries over the top of the batter, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar

Substitutions and Variations

 A cobbler that's bursting with juicy blueberries and a touch of Southern charm.
A cobbler that’s bursting with juicy blueberries and a touch of Southern charm.

Looking to switch things up with your blueberry cobbler recipe? There are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try to make this classic dessert your own!

First, consider using different types of fruit in your cobbler. While blueberries are a popular choice, you can also use fresh or frozen peaches, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries. Mix and match to create a fruit cobbler that suits your preferences. You can also try a triple berry cobbler with a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

If you prefer a more cake-like texture, try adding more baking powder to the batter. Alternatively, if you prefer a denser, crumble-like topping, reduce the amount of baking powder and flour.

For a twist on the Texas-style blueberry cobbler, try adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter. You can also add lemon juice or orange zest to the fruit mixture for a citrusy flavor.

If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can still make this recipe in the oven. Simply bake the cobbler in a 9×13 inch baking pan at 375°F for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.

Don’t forget the toppings! Serve your blueberry cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. You can also try adding a crumbly streusel topping for extra texture.

With these substitutions and variations, you can make a blueberry cobbler that’s truly your own. Get creative and enjoy the delicious flavors of this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 This cobbler is what dreams are made of.
This cobbler is what dreams are made of.

Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler is a classic southern dessert that can be served warm or at room temperature. It’s perfect for any occasion, such as a backyard BBQ, family gathering, or potluck. This dessert is so delicious that it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and your guests will be asking for the recipe.

To serve, scoop the warm blueberry cobbler into individual bowls and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The creamy ice cream or whipped cream complements the warm, juicy blueberries and the cake-like topping, making for a heavenly bite every time.

This dessert pairs well with a cup of hot coffee, tea, or even a glass of cold milk. The contrast between the warm blueberry filling and the cold ice cream or whipped cream is a match made in heaven, and the flavors will dance on your taste buds.

For a more decadent experience, add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce over the ice cream, or sprinkle some chopped nuts on top for a crunchy texture. You can also serve this dessert with a side of fresh berries or a fruit salad to balance out the sweetness.

In terms of pairing, Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler goes well with a variety of dishes. It pairs well with savory dishes like grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or even fish n’ chips. The tartness of the blueberries and the sweetness of the cobbler contrast well with the salty and savory flavors of these dishes.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try pairing this dessert with a dessert wine like Moscato or a sweet Riesling. The fruity and floral notes of the wine complement the blueberries and the buttery cobbler crust, making for a truly delightful experience.

Overall, Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler is a versatile dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re serving it at a backyard BBQ or a fancy dinner party, this dessert is sure to impress.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate comfort food, Texas-style.
The ultimate comfort food, Texas-style.

The Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. After baking, allow the cobbler to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, cover it with plastic wrap or a lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.

To reheat the cobbler, preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove the plastic wrap or lid from the baking pan and place it in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until it is heated through. Alternatively, you can heat individual portions in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

If you have leftovers that you don’t plan on eating within three days, you can freeze the cobbler for up to three months. To freeze, allow the cobbler to cool completely and then cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat it using one of the methods described above.

One thing to note is that the biscuit topping may become slightly soggy after reheating or freezing. To combat this, try reheating the cobbler uncovered in the oven or adding a sprinkling of fresh biscuit batter on top before reheating.

Overall, this blueberry cobbler recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and reheating for a quick and easy dessert. Whether you choose to enjoy it fresh out of the oven or after reheating, it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Freshly baked and ready to impress.
Freshly baked and ready to impress.

To achieve the perfect “Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler,” here are some tips and recommendations that come straight from my kitchen to yours.

First, make sure to mix the dry ingredients thoroughly before adding them to the wet ingredients. This will ensure that the batter rises evenly and produces a soft, cake-like texture.

Secondly, use fresh blueberries for the best results. Frozen berries can be used as well, but they may produce a softer texture and more liquidy filling. If using frozen berries, be sure to thaw them before adding to the batter.

It’s also important to not overmix the batter. Once the wet and dry ingredients are combined, mix until just incorporated. Overmixing can cause the batter to become tough and dense.

For a Texas-style twist, add a tablespoon of lemon zest to the batter. This will give the cobbler a fresh and zesty flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the blueberries.

To prevent the cobbler from sticking to the baking pan, generously butter the bottom and sides of the pan before adding the batter. This will also create a crisp and golden crust on the edges of the cobbler.

For an extra indulgent treat, serve the cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cold and creamy ice cream complements the warm and gooey blueberry filling for the ultimate dessert experience.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits and variations. This recipe can easily be adapted for peach cobbler, blackberry cobbler, or even a triple berry cobbler. Let your creativity run wild and make this recipe your own.


As a chef, I know that cooking can be a bit intimidating, especially when trying out a new recipe. That’s why I’ve compiled this FAQ section to help answer any questions you may have about this “Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe.” I want to make sure that you have all the information you need to create a delicious and successful dessert that will impress your family and friends. So, let’s dive into some common questions and concerns that may arise while making this cobbler.

What is blueberry cobbler made of?

When it comes to making a cobbler, the batter is an essential component. For this particular recipe, we’ll be using a mixture of flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to create a delectable topping for our blueberries. The result of this combination is a cake-like layer that is both slightly crispy and soft to the touch. By layering this batter on top of the blueberries, we’ll create a dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Why is it called blueberry cobbler?

The exact origin of the name “cobbler” is uncertain, but it could possibly be linked to the old term “cobeler” which referred to a wooden bowl. Alternatively, the name may be attributed to the topping of the dish which resembles a cobbled pathway rather than a smooth surface. This term was first recorded in 1859.

Can you freeze cooked blueberry cobbler?

Freezing cobblers is definitely possible. The process involves baking the cobbler, letting it cool down, and then wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap. To ensure maximum freshness, adding a layer of foil on top is recommended. Once properly wrapped, the frozen cobbler can be stored for up to one month.

How do you store blueberry cobbler?

If you have leftover blueberry cobbler, it’s important to store it properly to maintain its freshness. You can keep it in the refrigerator, covered, for 2 to 3 days. Alternatively, you can freeze it for up to 1 month. To freeze the cobbler, bake it first and let it cool completely. Then, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and store it on a flat surface in the freezer. This will ensure that it stays fresh and delicious for later consumption.

Bottom Line

Believe me, this Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe is a must-try! The perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess of the blueberries, paired with the cake-like biscuit topping, will make you crave for more. This Texas-style blueberry cobbler is a dessert that will never disappoint you, and it’s so easy to make.

Whether you’re a fan of peach cobbler, blackberry cobbler, or any other fruit cobbler, this blueberry dessert will surely make it to your top list. You can enjoy it on its own or serve it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. The versatility of this recipe also makes it perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a potluck party.

So what are you waiting for? Gather all the ingredients, get your baking pan ready, and let’s start baking this delicious Texas-style blueberry cobbler. Don’t forget to follow my tips and recommendations for the perfect result. Trust me, this cobbler made with fresh blueberries, lemon zest, and a delicious batter will be a crowd-pleaser.

Once you try this recipe, you’ll understand why we say “Don’t mess with Texas” because Texas-style blueberry cobbler is an unbeatable dessert that will satisfy your sweet cravings. So go ahead and indulge yourself with this mouthwatering dessert. I guarantee you won’t regret it!

Don’t Mess With Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler Recipe

This is an America’s Test Kitchen Recipe.

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces and 8 tablespoons melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 15 ounces blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Place 4 tablespoons cut-up butter in 13 by 9-inch baking dish and transfer to oven. Heat until butter is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse ¼ cup sugar and lemon zest in food processor until combined, about 5 pulses; set aside.
  3. Using potato masher, mash blueberries and 1 tablespoon lemon sugar together in bowl until berries are coarsely mashed.
  4. Combine flour, remaining 1¼ cups sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Whisk in milk and 8 tablespoons melted, cooled butter until smooth. Remove baking dish from oven, transfer to wire rack, and pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Dollop mashed blueberry mixture evenly over batter, sprinkle with remaining lemon sugar, and bake until golden brown and edges are crisp, 45 to 50 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking.
  6. Let cobbler cool on wire rack for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
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