This Rustic Blueberry Cobbler Roll is beyond delicious!  I always pick up some fresh blueberries from our farm stands and this was the result of one of my baking days.rustic blueberry cobbler roll, blueberries, cobbler, dessert

I remember that every summer my mother used to make a wonderful blueberry cobbler roll when I was growing up.  Sometimes she made it with fresh blackberries. The house smelled so wonderful and this dessert was so delicious.  It was a pastry dough filled with fresh berries, rolled, sliced, and baked in a thick, rich syrup.  

I regret that I never asked her for that recipe.  I have all of her cookbooks and recipe boxes but have never ran across that recipe.  My father and I discussed it and he remembered that it was a shortcake type crust.  In my mind, it was a thinner dough like a pie crust.  I have experimented with both types of crust and do believe it was a shortcake type.

I have tried to re-create the recipe as I remember it.  This is a version I made a few days ago.  It is not as pretty as the one my mother made, so I am calling mine a “rustic” blueberry cobbler roll.  I could not quit spooning out the sauce to sample.  My husband and I each ate one piece and I had to give it away before I ate most of it.

I am going to keep working on this recipe to perfect it, but this is worth trying at this stage.

blueberries, cobbler, dessertAssemble the ingredients.blueberry, cobbler, dessert

Combine the water and sugar, place in baking dish, place in  oven to come to a boil.

blueberries, cobbler, dessertSift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

dessert, cobbler, blueberriesCut in shortening.  Add milk. Stir together, form ball.

Wrap dough in parchment paper and chill 1  to 2 hours.

cobbler, blueberries, dessertRoll out on pastry sheet.

dessert, cobblers, blueberriesCombine berries, sugar, and cinnamon.  Spread over dough. Dot with butter.

rollRoll up like jelly roll.

Cut slices about 1 1/2 inch thick.

dessert, blueberries, cobblerPlace in syrup. Place any loose berries onto top of rolls or into syrup.


blueberries, dessert, cobblerRemove from oven, cool a few minutes, sprinkle with confectioner sugar.

dessert, cobbler, blueberriesCheck out how flaky the crust is.

The syrup will thicken as it sets. 

Top this rustic blueberry cobbler roll with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping and enjoy.

Rustic Blueberry Cobbler Roll
Serves 12
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  1. 2 1/2 cups water
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour plus
  2. (1/4 cup flour to sprinkle on pastry sheet)
  3. 2 Tablespoons sugar
  4. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 6 Tablespoons Crisco shortening
  7. 3/4 cup whole milk
  1. 3 to 3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  2. 1 Tablespoon sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in small cubes
  5. 2 Tablespoons confectioner sugar
  6. ice cream or whipped topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Whisk together water and sugar, pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place in oven and allow to start to bubble, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a pastry blender, or fork, cut in the shortening until crumbly. Stir in the milk and form a ball.
  4. Sprinkle extra flour on dough sheet and slightly knead until smooth. Roll dough out into a rectangle about 12 x 8 inches.
  5. Place blueberries into a medium size mixing bowl, and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Arrange berries evenly over the dough. Place cubes of butter on the berries.
  6. Roll dough up like a jelly roll. Cut slices about 1 1/2 inches thick and place, cut side down, into the pan of syrup. Place any loose berries on top of rolls or into the syrup.
  7. Bake until crust is light golden brown and syrup is bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, and sprinkle confectioner sugar. Serve warm.
  9. Top with ice cream or whipped topping if desired.
  10. Serves 12
 *Shared on Week-end Potluck @ desserts, blueberries, cobbler


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    1. Thank you. I love comfort foods and cobblers…they don’t love me when I try to get into my clothes though. LOL

    1. Thank you. I think it would still turn out good with your berries. There is so much sugar in this recipe that it makes any berry good! haha The syrup is really sweet that it bakes in. Not an every day dish for sure but good for a really special treat.

  1. #Nomnom – looks so good! Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday linky party, I can’t wait to see what you make next week!

  2. Oh my goodness! I wish I’d seen this when blueberries were at their peak here a month ago. Reasonably priced, too, for once during the year! But I’m saving it for next year – or whenever I get a chance to get some berries that aren’t small and sour like our off-season ones usually are!

    1. I would say yes, just add them while they are still frozen. It seems like frozen and fresh berries are used all the time for each other. I have actually made this recipe with frozen cranberries and it did fine. Thank you

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