Easy Blueberry Cobbler: A Delightful Instant Pot Recipe

Use your instant pot to make a delicious and easy blueberry cobbler. Perfect for summer and not heating up the kitchen.

More recipes with blueberries: Healthy Blueberry Crisp, Blueberry Scones, and Layered Trifle Recipe.

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Blueberry cobbler is a classic dessert loved for its juicy fruit filling and comforting cake-like topping. Making this delightful treat has been simplified with the help of an Instant Pot, ensuring that you can enjoy a homemade dessert with minimal effort and maximum flavor. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe promises to deliver a delicious dessert that will impress your family and friends alike.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

There are countless reasons to fall in love with this easy blueberry cobbler recipe. First and foremost, it’s incredibly simple to prepare, requiring just a handful of ingredients and a few steps. If you’re short on time but still want to whip up a homemade dessert, this recipe is your answer. The Instant Pot streamlines the cooking process, cutting down on the usual baking time without compromising on taste or texture.

Secondly, the combination of sweet blueberries, buttery cake topping, and hints of cinnamon and lemon zest creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more. This dessert strikes the perfect balance between tartness and sweetness, making it a crowd-pleaser for gatherings or just a cozy night in.

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Here is a list of what you will need to make this delicious dessert recipe.

  • Frozen blueberries
  • Vanilla cake mix
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray
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How to Make the Recipe

To make this easy blueberry cobbler in your Instant Pot, start by preparing a small, round casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the frozen blueberries evenly in the dish. In a medium bowl or using a food processor, combine the vanilla cake mix and butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand powder . Stir in the lemon zest and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this cake mix crumble over the blueberries in the dish.

Next, cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil to prevent any water from dripping into the cobbler during cooking. Prepare your Instant Pot by placing a trivet inside and adding 1 cup of water, or as directed by the manufacturer for the minimum amount of water required. Lower the prepared casserole dish into the Instant Pot.

Close the lid of the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing, and program it using the “manual” or “pressure cook” setting on high for 10 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally.

Carefully remove the casserole dish from the Instant Pot and take off the foil. Serve the blueberry cobbler warm, ideally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped topping for extra indulgence.


While blueberries are delicious in this cobbler, you can easily switch things up with other fruits such as strawberries for strawberry cobbler, peaches for peach cobbler, or mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) for a berry cobbler. Adjust the sweetness depending on the fruit used and experiment with different cake mix flavors like yellow cake or even chocolate for a unique twist. For a nutty crunch, sprinkle chopped nuts over the top before cooking.

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Storing and Making Ahead

This Instant Pot blueberry cobbler is best enjoyed fresh and warm. However, cobbler leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave individual portions for about 30 seconds or until warm, returning any extra leftovers to the fridge.

If you need to make this dessert ahead of time, you can prepare the fruit and cake mix topping separately and assemble them just before cooking in the Instant Pot. This ensures that the cobbler retains its fresh, just-baked taste when served.

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Common Questions about Easy Blueberry Cobbler

1. Can I use fresh blueberries instead of frozen? Yes, you can use fresh blueberries if they are in season. However, frozen blueberries work particularly well in this recipe as they release more juice during cooking, adding to the overall flavor and texture of the cobbler.

2. What if I don’t have an Instant Pot? If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can still make this blueberry cobbler in a conventional oven. Simply assemble the cobbler in a baking dish, cover with foil, and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbly.

3. Can I use a different type of cake mix? Absolutely! Experiment with different flavors of cake mix such as yellow cake, lemon cake, or even spice cake mix for a different taste experience.

4. How can I make the topping more crispy? If you prefer a crunchier topping, after cooking in the Instant Pot, you can transfer the casserole dish to the oven and broil it for about 3 minutes, watching carefully until the top is golden brown.

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Instant Pot Blueberry Cobbler

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Inactive time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1 12 ounce package frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup about 7 ounces vanilla cake mix
  • ¼ cup 1 stick butter
  • 1 lemon zested
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Prepare a small, round casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the blueberries into the dish.
  • In a medium bowl or food processor, blend the cake mix and butter until sandy. Stir in the lemon zest and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the cake mix over the top of the blueberries.
  • Cover the top of the casserole dish with aluminum foil to avoid water dripping into the cobbler.
  • Prepare the electric pressure cooker with a trivet and 1 cup water (or as directed by the manufacturer for the minimum amount of water required.)
  • Lower the casserole dish into the electric pressure cooker.
  • Cover the electric pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the electric pressure cooker using the “manual” or “pressure cook” on high for 10 minutes. After the cooking cycle is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Carefully lift the casserole dish from the pressure cooker and remove the foil.
  • Serve the cobbler with ice cream or whipped topping.


Frozen blueberries produce a lot of liquid. If a thicker fruit layer is desired, stir in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the blueberries prior to placing into the baking dish. This easy cobbler recipe can be used with any fruit. The pictured dish is the 1 ½ quart casserole dish by Corningware. If a crunchier top is desired, preheat the broiler of the oven. Place the casserole under the broiler for about 3 minutes, watching carefully, until the desired golden color is achieved.
Keyword blueberries, blueberry cobbler, cobbler, instant pot
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In conclusion, this easy blueberry cobbler recipe is a fantastic choice for anyone looking to create a delicious dessert with minimal fuss. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a sweet treat, this Instant Pot version of a classic cobbler will exceed your expectations in both taste and simplicity. Enjoy the delightful blend of juicy blueberries and buttery cake topping, and don’t hesitate to experiment with different fruits and toppings to make this recipe your own. Happy cooking!

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