Learn to make the original Paula Deen Blueberry Cobbler! Most of the blueberry cobbler Paula Deen recipes online are made up versions by food bloggers. Here’s the best southern blueberry cobbler,AKA the Paula Deen berry cobbler recipe. Get tips on making cake or biscuit topping if you don’t have the Paula Deen Baking Mix. You’ll love this easy blueberry cobbler for dessert or a sweet breakfast treat.
If you’re craving old fashioned blueberry cobbler, I’ve got you! This easy slow cooker cobbler uses baking mix for the topping to save time. However, this shortcut doesn’t sacrifice the flavor of the classic cobbler recipe from childhood.
This Paula Deen blueberry cobbler is based on the slow berry cobbler by Paula Deen (recipe here). Paula Deen doesn’t currently have an official cobbler recipe with just blueberries online. Luckily, her cobbler recipe, which contains blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, is just divine.
If you want an all-blueberry cobbler, you can swap out the strawberries and raspberries for more blueberries. Also, you can use Bisquick if you can’t find the Paula Deen Original Recipes Mix in stores. I’ve got more details on this money saving substitute for Paula Deen’s baking mix below.
It can be hard to sift through search results to find original Paula Deen recipes online. Here are some of the best Paula Deen fruit desserts we’ve tried:
- Paula Deen Cobbler (Blackberry)
- Paula Deen Blueberry Pie(with fresh blueberries!)
- Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe by Paula Deen
The Paula Deen peach cobbler is so good. It ties for most delicious with the blueberry cobbler recipe below, IMVHO.
I haven’t found an official Paula Deen blueberry crisp recipe, but this Paula Deen pie recipe has a crisp-like topping. You could also try substituting cobbler topping for a crisp topping with oats.
- 🫐 What is blueberry cobbler made of?
- 🔪 Blueberry Cobbler Paula Deen Recipe
- ️⏲ Paula Deen Blueberry Cobbler Cooking Time
- 🥣 How do you know when a cobbler is done?
- ️🌡️ Does homemade blueberry cobbler need to be refrigerated?
- 🥶 Can you reheat cobbler?
- 🍦 What to serve with blueberry cobbler by Paula Deen?
- 📋 Paula Deen Blueberry Cobbler Nutrition Information
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👩🏻🍳 Other Fruit Desserts
- 📖 Recipe
- 💬 Comments
🫐 What is blueberry cobbler made of?
Here’s the Paula Deen blueberry cobbler ingredients list:
- Frozen blueberries
- Frozen strawberries and frozen raspberries (or substitute with more blueberries)
- Paula Deen Original Recipe Baking Mix(or Bisquick), divided
- Granulated white sugar, divided
- Ground cinnamon
- Cooking spray
Specific quantities of ingredients are in the printable recipe card at the end of the post!
Paula Deen’s baking mix can be tough to find in stores and expensive online. Luckily, you can easily use Bisquick as an alternative to Paula Deen’s baking mix. The trick is to match the volume of dry ingredients in the recipe by weight.
Paula’s mix is 37g per ¼ cup and Bisquick is 40g per ⅓ cup. To get the 2¾ cups of baking mix you need in the recipe, you need 330 grams of Bisquick. I recommend weighing dry ingredients for the best results in baking anyway, so this shouldn’t be an inconvenience.
I used 2% milk in this recipe, but you can use skim, 1%, whole milk, or a plant-based vegan milk alternative. Keep in mind that any changes you make to the recipe will alter the nutrition information given.
The kitchen equipment you need includes a slow cooker, food scale, and toothpicks. I use a 7-quart oval Crockpot. The crock pot you use needs to be large enough to hold the ingredients, with room for the dough to rise.
🔪 Blueberry Cobbler Paula Deen Recipe
Let’s learn how to make Paula Deen’s blueberry cobbler! Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- Mist the inside of the slow cooker with cooking oil spray. Make sure to spray the sides of the interior of a slow cooker, as well as the bottom.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the frozen berries, ½ cup sugar, and ½ cup of the baking mix. (This is 60g of the Bisquick.) Pour into the slow cooker.
- In another large bowl, mix together the rest of the baking mix, ¼ cup sugar, melted butter, and milk. Use your hands to drop small pieces of this dough on top of the blueberry mixture in the crockpot.
- In a medium bowl combine the cinnamon and remaining ¼ cup sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the dough in the crockpot. Place the lid on the crockpot.
️⏲ Paula Deen Blueberry Cobbler Cooking Time
Cook Paula Deen’s cobbler in the crockpot on low for 3-4 hours. When done, the golden brown cobbler topping should have puffed and the fruit should be bubbling. This cobbler cuts nicely after cooling.
🥣 How do you know when a cobbler is done?
You can use a toothpick to test the cobbler for doneness. A toothpick inserted into the topping should come out clean or with small crumbs. (It’s OK if there’s some blueberry juice on the toothpick as well.)
Is cobbler supposed to be mushy?
The topping of cobbler should not be mushy. It should be similar to cake or biscuits in consistency. The fruit in cobbler is somewhat like pie filling, and will be soft and mushy.
What texture should cobbler be?
The texture of cobbler depends on the recipe. Some recipes (such as this one) have a cake-like cobbler topping. Other cobbler toppings are more like biscuits in texture.
️🌡️ Does homemade blueberry cobbler need to be refrigerated?
You can keep leftover blueberry cobbler for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze individual portions in an airtight container.
The USDA says that it is safe to leave fruit pies without eggs out at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. However, fruit cobblers have a topping more like cake or biscuits than pie, and should be refrigerated.
Is it OK to leave cobbler out overnight?
No, cobbler should not be left out at room temperature overnight. Do not leave blueberry cobbler out of the fridge for more than 1-2 hours.
Can you make a cobbler the night before?
Yes, you can make cobbler the night before, and store in the fridge until serving time. Fresh blueberry cobbler can be enjoyed warm, chilled, or at room temperature.
How do you keep cobbler fresh?
To help keep cobbler topping from getting stale, cover the top of the container or baking dish with plastic wrap before refrigerating.
🥶 Can you reheat cobbler?
You can eat cobbler warm, cold, or at room temperature. To reheat, place a serving in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds. Thaw frozen cobbler in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours before reheating.
🍦 What to serve with blueberry cobbler by Paula Deen?
Here are some of the best things to serve with blueberry cobbler:
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Whipped coconut cream
- Fresh fruit
📋 Paula Deen Blueberry Cobbler Nutrition Information
One serving (⅙) of Paula Deens blueberry cobbler has the following nutrition facts:
- Calories: 485
- Total fat: 12.4 grams
- Saturated fat: 6.3 grams
- Cholesterol: 21.7 mg
- Sodium: 540.4 mg
- Total carbohydrates: 90.6 grams
- Fiber: 8.4 grams
- Net carbs: 82.2 grams
- Sugar: 44.7 grams
- Protein: 6.2 grams
- Calcium: 14.8% DV
- Iron: 13.7% DV
- Potassium: 234.4 mg
- Vitamin A: 6.3% DV
- Vitamin C: 63.2% DV
Paula Deen calls her cobbler recipe 10 servings, but I think 6-8 is far more realistic. Either way, blueberry cobbler is definitely not a low carb, keto, or gluten free food. (Holy cow, look at all the sugar and carbs. Hahaha)
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). Is blueberry cobbler healthy? While you’re getting fruit in this dessert, it’s also loaded with sugar, all purpose flour, and added fat. I wouldn’t call blueberry cobbler a “healthy option” in most circumstances.
Blueberries are rich in phytochemicals called anthocyanins, as well as essential nutrients like vitamin C. That said, unlike what some websites report, blueberries DO NOT prevent or “stave off cancer.” The best we can say is your risk for certain nutrition-related diseases may be lower when you consistently follow certain healthy lifestyle practices.
Cutting back on sugary desserts (like blueberry cobbler) is a healthy move for most Americans. In its place, you can snack on more fresh fruits (such as blueberries). The quality of your diet will improve, and you’ll save time you would have spent on baking. (Win win)
There are several ways to modify this recipe if you want to lower the sugar, fat, and calories. First, consider using granular Swerve in place of the sugar. This single move will cut 720 calories from the recipe (or 120 calories per serving).
Paula Deen’s original recipes baking mix is much higher in fat than Bisquick. So, a simple way to reduce the fat in this recipe is to use Bisquick instead of Paula’s mix. You can also consider enjoying a smaller portion of this sweet treat with fresh fruit.
To be perfectly honest, when I have something like this, I typically treat it like an indulgent meal and try to eat healthier the rest of the day. Unless you have a very small (IMO unrealistic) portion, it’s not a great fit as a snack in most calorie-conscious diets.
Why is my blueberry cobbler runny?
If your blueberry cobbler is too runny, make sure you mix enough thickener into the fruit filling. In this recipe, we’re using baking mix, but other cobbler recipes use cornstarch. Cobblers thicken as they cool, so don’t cut into your warm blueberry cobbler right away if it’s runny.
Can you make blueberry cobbler with pie filling?
Yes, you can make blueberry cobbler with canned blueberry pie filling. The filling is a different texture than when you use fresh or frozen blueberries, but it still works.
How do you make Paula Deen’s blackberry cobbler?
Find the recipe for Paula Deen blackberry cobbler from Paula Deen Magazine here. This is the original Paula Deen recipe from her website that is made in a skillet. It is not a blackberry cobbler Paula Deen copycat recipe.
Can I use fresh blueberries instead of frozen in cobbler?
Yes, you can make cobbler with fresh blueberries. I find blueberry cobbler filling comes out less juicy when you use fresh blueberries vs frozen.
How to make keto blueberry cobbler?
To make keto blueberry cobbler, use a 1:1 low carb sugar substitute in place of the sugar. I recommend Swerve. You will also need to use a keto-friendly baking mix in place of the baking mix in this recipe. Carbquik appears to measure similarly to other baking mixes, but I haven’t tested it in this recipe.
👩🏻🍳 Other Fruit Desserts
Looking for more easy recipes for fruit desserts? Try these:
- Sugar Free Apple Crisp
- Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake
- Keto Blueberry Smoothie