Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler

Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler is baked in a cast iron skillet and couldn’t be easier to make. It’s the perfect dessert for casual summer dining.

blueberry cobbler beauty shot.

What I love about summer dining is how casual it is. You don’t want to be stuck in a hot kitchen for hours while everyone else is outside relaxing and visiting, do you?

You’ll love this super simple recipe that can be thrown together in minutes with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

I make this all the time in the summer when blueberries are abundant. It’s the perfect ending to a barbecue supper.

Ingredient notes

  • Blueberries – You can use fresh or frozen blueberries to make this cobbler.
  • Lemon Juice – A dash of lemon juice will spark the flavor of the berries.
  • Cornmeal – The flavor combination of cornmeal and blueberries is magical and the cornmeal gives the topping the slightest crunch.
  • Buttermilk – Makes the cornbread topping extra rich and tasty.

How to make Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

  • Combine the blueberries with the sugar and lemon zest and juice.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet.
  • Pour the blueberries into the skillet.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine the wet ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix to combine the ingredients.
  • Spread the cornbread batter over the blueberries.
  • Bake until the cornbread is golden brown and the berries are bubbling.
a skillet with blueberry cobbler and vanilla ice cream with a serving spoon

The combination of blueberries and cornmeal just screams “summer”. You’ll find the same combination of flavors in Blueberry Cheesecake Tart, Blueberry Corn Muffins, Blueberry Crumb Bars and Perfect Blueberry Pie with a Flaky Cornmeal Crust

Of course, a dollop of ice cream is the perfect topping. But I didn’t need to tell you that, did I?

Watch the recipe video to see how easy it is to make Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler.

a bowl of blueberry cornbread cobbler with vanilla ice cream

If you love this recipe as much as I do, I would really appreciate a 5-star review.

beauty shot of blueberry cobbler.
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Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler Recipe

Fresh blueberries baked under a lightly sweet cornbread topping with just a hint of cinnamon. Blueberry Cornbread Cobbler baked in a cast iron skillet couldn’t be easier to make. It’s the perfect dessert for casual summer dining.
Prep Time20 minutes
Bake Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
12 portions
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  • 1 oz unsalted butter (2 tablespoons)
  • 32 oz blueberries (6 cups)
  • 3 oz granulated sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 each lemon (juice and grated zest)


  • 2 1/2 oz Stone ground cornmeal (2/3 cup)
  • 2 1/2 oz all purpose flour (1/2 cup, see note)
  • 3 oz cup granulated sugar (1/3 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk (1/2 cup)
  • 2 oz unsalted butter (1/4 cup, melted)
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Set a 9" cast iron skillet over low heat on the stove. Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Swirl the pan to coat the bottom and sides with butter. Or use a casserole dish brushed with melted butter.
    1 oz unsalted butter
  • Combine the blueberries with sugar, salt, lemon zest & juice. Pour the berries into the skillet.
    32 oz blueberries, 3 oz granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon table salt, 1 each lemon

Cornmeal Batter

  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    2 1/2 oz Stone ground cornmeal, 2 1/2 oz all purpose flour, 3 oz cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Combine the buttermilk, butter and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
    1/2 cup Buttermilk, 2 oz unsalted butter, 1 egg
  • Drop dollops of the batter all over the berries and spread the batter to cover the berries. Slide a sheet pan covered with foil on the shelf beneath the cobbler in the oven to catch any blueberry boil over.
  • Bake until the topping is golden brown and the berries are bubbling, about 35-40 minutes.
  • Serve warm or room temperature.

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If measuring the flour by volume use the “dip & sweep” method. That is, dip the measuring cup into the flour bin, overfill it, then sweep away the excess.


Serving: 1scoop | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I love any excuse to break out my cast iron – this looks a perfect end to any summertime meal!

  2. Beautiful photos, this is the perfect summer dessert. You’ve just inspired me to get baking, love your blog!

  3. Our local store used to have 5# blueberries on sale. Hubby and I would buy several boxes and freeze them. I’ll be searching for some blueberries — your dessert sounds like it would be a great treat for the family.

    1. You absolutely can not have too many blueberries. They’re one of the best fruits for the freezer.

  4. This is I believe the best dessert on earth, especially with blueberries! It goes back to my childhood, my grandma was a cobbler queen! She would make many variation of all kinds with the fruits she would hand pick from the field. I’m definitely doing this soon!