Easy Blueberry Cobbler (With Pie Filling)

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A perfect blend of juicy, luscious blueberries nestled beneath a tender, sugar cookie-like crust that crisps up beautifully golden. Try it with homemade canned blueberry pie filling for the best flavor.

Premade pie filling makes it a snap.

plated cobbler with ice cream.

No-Fuss Blueberry Cobbler

So easy to make, this cobbler combines premade pie filling with a sugar cookie inspired topping for one of the best dessserts you can enjoy any time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serving Size 6 servings

Equipment

  • 8 or 9 inch pie plate

Ingredients 

Filling

  • 1 21 ounce can blueberry pie filling see notes for substitutions

Topping

  • ½ cup unsalted softened butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • coarse sugar to sprinkle on top optional

Instructions 

  • Prepare. Preheat the oven to 375 with the rack in the center. Prepare a spare baking sheet by covering it in foil to catch any drips.
  • Make the topping. While the filling is cooking, make the topping. Combine the butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed, until its light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and blend on low until just combined.
    Cookie dough cobbler topping in mixing bowl.
  • Assemble. Pour the filling into a pie plate or shallow quiche dish. Dot the fruit with the sugar cookie topping with 2 tablespoon-sized dollops.
    blueberry pie filling topped with cobbler topping.
  • Bake and serve. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes until the topping is browned and the filling is bubbly. During the last few minutes of baking time, sprinkle coarse sugar on top if desired. Allow the cobbler to stand at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. Best when served with vanilla ice cream.
    fully baked blueberry cobbler on towel.

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Notes

If you’re using homemade blueberry pie filling, measure out 1 1/2 cups.  If you’ve canned it and have extras, refrigerate the leftovers and use as an ice cream topping within a week or so.
To make your own from fresh blueberries, simmer the following ingredients on the stovetop for 15 minutes:    
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (mix with sugar to prevent lumps)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch cinnamon
Then pour into dish and proceed with the cobbler recipe as written.
scoop of cobbler on blue and white plate.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Unbelievably delicious: The combination of the filling and topping in this recipe is perfect.
  • Quick and easy to make: With a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 40 minutes, your dessert will be ready in under an hour. Premade pie filling makes it a snap.
  • Make it any time of year. Enjoy summer flavors whenever you want. No fresh blueberries are needed.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredents on counter.

You’ll need the following for this recipe:

  • Blueberry pie filling, homemade or storebought
  • Unsalted softened butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Coarse sugar (optional)
  • 8 or 9 inch round dish, such as a quiche dish or pie plate
  • hand mixer
  • foil
  • baking sheet

🥫 Storage instructions

Refrigerate leftover cobbler in an airtight container. It can last up to 4 days in the fridge.

Freezing: If you wish to freeze it, let the cobbler completely cool, then cover tightly with plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

🔍 FAQs

What about just layering fresh berries with sugar and letting it all cook in the oven?

Blueberries are slower to break down than other fruits and you’ll be happier with a pre-cooked filling. Really!

Is this enough to serve a crowd?

No, but if you double it and bake in a 9 x13 it will be.

Do I have to add the coarse sugar on top?

Not at all. It’s entirely optional, but it does give a beautiful finishing touch and adds a nice crunch.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • If you’re using a storebought pie filling, choose a nice brand like Lucky Leaf Premium
  • Cover your cobbler with aluminum foil during the last 10-15 minutes of baking if it’s over-browning
  • Let the cobbler cool for a few minutes before serving. It allows the flavors to meld together and the filling to thicken.

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Easy Blueberry Cobbler (With Pie Filling)
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