When it comes to grilling, we usually toss burgers or a simple marinated flank steak or chicken on our Big Green Egg. For a change of pace, I decided to make a Grilled Blueberry Cobbler instead of baking it in the oven.
Grilled Blueberry Cobbler
The hubby is in charge of grilling most nights. But when it comes to barbecuing a dessert, a grilled blueberry cobbler to be specific, that’s my territory! I dusted off my cast iron skillet and filled it with a mixture of plump, juicy blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and a touch of cinnamon. I also tossed in some lemon zest and lemon juice to balance the sweetness.
A biscuit dough was dolloped over the top for that classic cobbled presentation. The fire was hot, hot, hot and I adjusted the vents to keep the temperature between 350º and 400º to the best of my ability. After 20 minutes the filling was bubbling like crazy, so again, I toned down the heat and gave it 10 more minutes till the biscuits were golden.
Grilled Summer Desserts
Fruit cobblers, crisps, and pies are frequent summer desserts at Chez Skinny Chick. The hubby went nuts for my slightly smoky Grilled Apple Crisp, so I thought I’d try my hand at a cobbler. An unusual cooking method for this classic, but perfect when you don’t want to turn on the oven on a sultry summer’s day.
I prefer the lesser amount of sugar listed in the recipe, but if your berries aren’t super sweet, you might up the amount. The best review of this grilled blueberry cobbler came from my youngest. He commented, “You know I really don’t like blueberries, but I guess I’d never tasted a really good blueberry dessert till now.” Well said.
More Summer Grilling Recipes from My Blogger Friends
Yup, we’re full swing into barbecue season at my house! Memorial Day weekend is less than a week away and it’s time to stock up on charcoal and propane for your summer grilling. I hope you’ll find some inspiration among all the terrific recipes below.
- Grilled Peach and Pineapple Sangria by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa by Taste And See
- Grilled Avocado with Confetti Shrimp Salad by The Weekend Gourmet
- Grilled Shrimp Corn Salad with Avocado Vinaigrette by Food Lust People Love
- Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs by Moore or Less Cooking
- The Best Baby Back Ribs Ever!! by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Manchego Cheese by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Sorbet by The Chef Next Door
Grilled Blueberry Cobbler
A classic blueberry cobbler with a biscuit topping made in an unconventional manner!
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- 1/2–2/3 cup sugar (use smaller amount if your berries are sweet)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, frozen
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, plus more for glazing biscuits
- Coarse sugar, to sprinkle over biscuits
- Preheat your grill to 350º if possible or light your charcoal grill.
- Mix together sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Add blueberries, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix till combined. Pour into a 9-inch cast iron skillet or disposable aluminum pan.
- Make biscuits by whisking together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Grate the butter into the flour mixture and toss to coat butter with flour. Mix in cream till dough comes together. If needed may add a little more cream till your dough is workable, but try not to overmix so your biscuits remain tender. Either scoop out pieces of dough to place foil over the surface of the blueberries.
- Brush biscuits with cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.
- Cover loosely with foil and grill for about 20 minutes, watching grill temperature if using charcoal. After 20 minutes, uncover and grill for another 5-10 minutes till filling is bubbling and biscuits are golden. Cooking time will definitely vary especially if you use a charcoal grill.
- Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I found ½ cup of sugar to be just right, but if your berries are not sweet, you might want to increase that amount. Use your own discretion with the sugar amount in the filling.
If using a gas grill, you’ll have better control of your heat. It may take longer for your cobbler to fully cook.
If you’re not sure if your cobbler is fully cooked, cut into one of the biscuits. If it still seems doughy, continue cooking for another 5 minutes and recheck.