Roasted blueberry cobbler with a cornmeal biscuit topping

Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Cream Biscuits

A perfect fall dessert. Blueberry cobbler packed with fresh blueberries and lemon. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for maximum effect!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 325 kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 6 cups fresh blueberries rinsed and drained, 3 pints
  • 1 cup ⁄2 plus 2 tablespoons sugar divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 11 cups ⁄2 all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ⁄3 cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ⁄2 coarse salt
  • 1 cup ⁄2 cold unsalted butter cut into thin pats, 1 stick
  • 3 cup ⁄4 cold heavy cream plus more for brushing
  • 2 teaspoons raw turbinado sugar


  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place the blueberries in a large bowl. Add 1⁄2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, and lemon juice and gently stir to combine. Transfer the blueberry mixture to an 8x8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish.
  3. In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and, with a pastry blender or your fingers, work it in until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cream just until combined.
  4. Drop 9 small handfuls of dough on top of the blueberries, leaving space between each biscuit.
  5. You can roughly shape the biscuits into 2-inch rounds with your fingers, but be careful not to overwork the dough.
  6. Brush cream and sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top of each biscuit.
  7. Set a baking sheet on a lower rack of the oven to catch any bubble-overs.
  8. Bake until the biscuits are cooked through and golden brown and the juices are thickened and bubbling, 40 to 45 minutes.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Notes

By Kathy Strahs, from The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners and More--In One Perfect 8x8 Inch Dish (Burnt Cheese Press, 2015), reprinted with permission

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Cream Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.