Texas Blueberry Cobbler recipe

Texas Blueberry Cobbler

Texas-Style Blueberry Cobbler is more like a blueberry cake. The cake bakes around the blueberries & develops crispy, buttery edges.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, cobbler
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 441kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 4 tablespoons butter cut into 8 pieces
  • 8 Tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3 cups blueberries about 15 ounces
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk anything but skim


  • vanilla ice cream


  • Move oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put 4 tablespoons of cut-up butter in 13 by 9-inch baking dish and transfer to the preheated oven. Heat until butter is melted, about 8-10 minutes.
  • While butter melts, in a small bowl add ¼ cup granulated sugar and lemon zest. Mix and mash with a fork until zest is evenly distributed throughout sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl add blueberries and 1 tablespoon of lemon sugar mixture. Using a potato masher, mash blueberries until berries are coarsely mashed.
    Smash the blueberries with a potato masher.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, remaining 1 ¼ cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in milk and 8 tablespoons melted and cooled butter until smooth and no lumps remain.     
    Stir in the milk.
  • Take the baking dish out of the oven and pour in batter. 
    Pour the batter into the hot pan with butter.
  • Using a spoon, dollop masked blueberry mixture over batter, sprinkle remaining lemon sugar evenly, and bake until golden brown and edges are nice and crisp about 45-50 minutes. 
    Spoon the blueberry mixture over the batter.
  • Move to a wire rack to cool 30 minutes before serving. 
    The finished Texas-style blueberry cobbler in a 9 inch by 13 inch pan.
  • Serve warm with scoops of ice cream.          
    Serve the blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1.4mg