When it’s blueberry season, Skillet Blueberry Cobbler is always on the menu. It’s an easy dessert to serve with any meal, special occasion, or even entertaining.
Every spring here in Florida, I always look forward to blueberry picking. We have a couple of really nice u-pick farms close by and in 15 minutes we fill up a couple of buckets with plump, juicy and sweet blueberries just waiting to turn into a cobbler.
The rows are clean and we never have to bend over to pick them. The bushes are tall enough for all heights of people who want to pick. I love watching the little ones with their little buckets having a great time picking blueberries and sampling a few. There are several varieties growing to make sure there are plenty of blueberries.
The leftover berries will be washed and completely dried, laid on sheet pans, put in the freezer to flash freeze them and then transferred to freezer bags to last until next season.
Oh, and in case you are wondering this cobbler goes great with vanilla ice cream!
- 2 pints fresh clean blueberries
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp sugar or more
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup milk or cream
- 5 tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Using a 10" cast iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add blueberries and remaining mixture ingredients.
Stir gently until cornstarch dissolves. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
To prepare the topping, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Add butter cubes to flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter to blend the butter in with the flour mixture. Add milk and vanilla extract. Stir with a large spoon until the batter is smooth
Drop spoonfuls of batter over blueberry mixture and gently spread over the whole top of the blueberries.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the topping is browned and the blueberry mixture is bubbling around the edges.
Add as much sugar needed to the Blueberry mixture depending on the sweetness of the blueberries.
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