Sweet and juicy flavors topped with a buttery, biscuit-like crust, Blueberry Cobbler is a classic dessert. But, can you freeze it?
Can You Freeze Blueberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can freeze blueberry cobbler for around three months. The best way to do this is to assemble the cobbler just as you would normally, but without stewing the fruit or baking it. Place your berry/sugar mixture into the base of a single-use aluminum baking dish, top with the cobbles, and seal tightly with the included plastic lid. Freeze in the center of your freezer until ready to bake.
Does Blueberry Cobbler Freeze Well? Yes
Can You Refreeze Blueberry Cobbler? Not Recommended
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How to Freeze Blueberry Cobbler
Freezing blueberry cobbler is a great way to make the most of your tasty blueberry harvest. Follow our simple steps below:
- Mix the berries and sugar: Mix the berries and sugar well without stewing or crushing any of the berries. Stewing or crushing them would release excess juice, causing the cobbler topping to become less and less crunchy in your freezer over time.
- Assemble the cobbler: Assemble the cobbler, topping it with all the ingredients that you would normally use. Be sure that you press down quite firmly to form the cobbles, as that will offer the berries some protection against the moisture and cold of the freezer.
- Seal the container tightly: Sealing the container tightly will make sure it doesn’t allow too many ice crystals to form. This in turn prevents the berries from getting freezer burn, allowing for a tastier and better-textured final dish.
- Freeze: Freeze the cobbler in the center of your freeze, as far as possible from the edge where frost is most likely to form.
3 Tips for Freezing Blueberry Cobbler
Here are our Top 3 Tips, which we strongly recommend following, to give you the best results when freezing Blueberry Cobbler:
Seal the Cobbler in Cling Wrap
Since your buttery cobbler topping is likely to lose some of its flavor in the freezer, it’s a great idea to wrap the disposable aluminum dish in plastic cling film. Not only will prevent the flour from absorbing any of the freezer aromas around it, it’ll prevent freezer burn.
Add Extra Sugar to the Fruit
During the freezing process, the water in the blueberries will freeze. Adding a little extra sugar will ensure that some of the sugar in the cobbler becomes dissolved in the berries – maintaining that sweetness we all love.
Freeze Ingredients Separately
Yes, it takes longer…but freezing the ingredients of your cobbler separately is a great way to prep your cobbler while retaining as much flavor and texture as possible. Freeze your fresh blueberry filling in a small container and crumble topping in a separate airtight bag.
How Long Can You Freeze Blueberry Cobbler?
You can freeze blueberry cobbler for around three months before it will begin to lose elements of flavor and texture.
Beyond 3 months, the cobbler will still be totally safe to eat, but will continuously lose both flavor and texture. For instance, the crumbly topping will begin to ‘melt’ together as the sugar crystals dissolve into one another in the humid freezer atmosphere.
- For Best Quality: Consume within 2-3 months.
- For Acceptable Quality: You can freeze it for up to 6 months.
How Do You Defrost Blueberry Cobbler?
The best way to defrost your blueberry cobbler is to bake it directly from frozen. Not only is it efficient (high-five!), but cooking straight from frozen will drive the moisture out, literally evaporating it rapidly (hello, crispy & crumbly cobbles!). You’ll typically need to add an additional ten minutes in the oven when choosing this method.
To tell when your blueberry cobbler is fully cooked, we recommend going by the color of the cobbles: they should be a nice golden brown, with bubbly, juicy, blueberries slightly visible.
Alternatively, if you’re thawing a single slice of previously cooked cobbler, it works best to take it out of the freezer the night before and place it in your refrigerator. You can transfer the chilled cobbler onto a baking-safe dish and cook in the oven for 7-10 minutes at 175°C / 350°F. This helps restore some of the texture lost after freezing.
If that’s too slow, you can place the individually frozen slice on a microwave-safe dish and use a low-medium power setting in increments of 30-90 seconds, reheating until warm. Of course, doing this means you won’t have crispy cobbles on top; however, a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a nice way to “fix” that issue (wink).
Can You Refreeze Blueberry Cobbler?
Yes, you can thaw and refreeze the blueberry cobbler only if it’s been kept at or below refrigerator temperatures during thawing. A best practice is to only thaw as much as you’ll eat.
There is an increased risk of foodborne pathogens if you refreeze partially thawed raw or blanched vegetables.
The disadvantage of repeat thawing and freezing is that with each repeated exposure to the humidity of your freezer, the crumbly topping will become less crispy, leading to a lack of overall texture in the dish.
Does Blueberry Cobbler Freeze Well?
Yes, blueberry cobbler does freeze well! The main reason for this is that it is a very densely packed form of food with fairly little water in it, leading to an item that freezes evenly and efficiently.
Plus, it can be baked directly from the freezer, which is ideal for most people!
Your blueberry cobbler will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge once cooked.
Yes. However, it works best if you slice the baked cobbler and then freeze individual serving sizes separately.