Lime Coconut Blueberry Cobbler has a scone like top and lime zest to perk up the blueberries. Use fresh or frozen blueberries for a easy, no fail dessert you can prepare in no time. A slight twist on a traditional blueberry cobbler.
I have had so much fun finding new ways to use lime zest this summer, that when I came across a blueberry cobbler recipe that included lime zest with the blueberries, I couldn’t wait to try that combination. It’s amazing how the citrus from the lime really perks up the blueberries. Along with lime zest, I added unsweetened flaked coconut to the scone like topping. You can’t even taste the coconut, it just adds to the texture of the topping, so don’t shy away from this if you’re not a coconut fan.
How do you make blueberry cobbler
All cobblers are so easy to make and virtually fool proof. About the only thing that could go wrong is if your dish isn’t large enough and it drips over into your oven. For this blueberry cobbler recipe as with most cobblers, you will add a little flour, sugar and seasonings to the fruit and dump it in a baking dish. While the fruit is always the star, the topping is what will make the fruit shine. Most cobbler’s have some type of biscuit type of topping like Strawberry Cobbler rather than an oatmeal topping that you see in Blackberry Cabernet Crisp. Since blueberries are generally pretty juicy, I prefer a biscuit type topping to soak up all the yummy juice. This topping is more like a scone than a true biscuit with dried coconut which adds a great texture.
Can you use frozen blueberries
Don’t have fresh blueberries on hand, then frozen will work, you don’t need to thaw them first, just add them frozen.
We were amazed at how the zest from one lime could make plain old blueberry cobbler into amazing blueberry cobbler. The topping was not as cakey or doughy as some cobblers, but almost like a scone on top. We all loved this variation. For other recipes with lime zest check out this Fruit Salad, or this granola.
Looking for other berry desserts to make, you might want to try some of these:
- Bumbleberry Crisp with Lemon Curd
- Peach Blackberry Bars
- Blackberry Praline Crumble
- Blackberry/Blueberry Cabernet Crisp
- Apple Blackberry Crumble
Adapted from Cook Nourish BlissPrint
Lime Coconut Blueberry Cobbler
Lime Coconut Blueberry Cobbler has a scone like top and lime zest to perk up the blueberries. A slight twist on a traditional blueberry cobbler.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8-10 1x
- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- zest of 1 lime
- juice from 1 lime
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes, finely processed
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- coarse sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375º.
2. Filling: Add berries, sugar, flour, zest, lime juice, cinnamon and salt to a bowl. Toss gently. Transfer to a 9 inch pie pan or small casserole dish.
3. Topping: Whisk together flour, coconut flakes, sugar, baking powder , salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter or you fingers, cut the butter into the flour. In a small bowl or measuring cup, add vanilla to cream and add to the dry ingredients. Stir until the dough just comes together. Don’t over mix.
4. Spoon dough onto blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Let stand for about 10 minutes to cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.