Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.

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I just LOVE it. Straight up fascinated with it. Love the combination constantly. There really isn’t a fruit and cheese combo that I can’t get behind, but now that I’m considering bananas… things are weird. But still – banana cheesecake. Always works.

Plus, it’s not that odd or different considering the other things I’ve combined blueberries with: basil, bacon, breakfast… lots of b’s.

Last summer I made a blueberry cheddar dip that freaked a ton of you out but is probably one of my favorite snacks to date. I know it sounds strange… but trust me. I don’t think I steer you wrong unless you hate sprinkles, good Whitney Houston music and things with minimal green vegetables.

#friendsforlife

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The fascination started with that dip. It led me to create an apple/white cheddar dessert (no, not a pie) for the cookbook and since then, I’ve just wanted to make tons of things with fruit and cheese. I think berries are one of my favorites to use because they just… BURST. They explode in the oven and turn things a pretty color and are just perfect.

I’m so very attracted to them right now.

Might have made a pizza with them. Maybe. I’m actually so annoyed with myself that I only make tacos and pizza. Like why can’t I think of anything else? Because I’m selfish and only want to eats things stuffed inside a tortilla or piled on top of a garlic crust.

Life is so hard.

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Two summers ago I threw strawberries in a skillet and made a cobbler – and I don’t know what it is but things are better in a skillet than a dish. They are different.

Oh. Also, I completely justify my dislike of vegetables with my obsession with fruit. I mean, THAT is balance. Do you even know how many antioxidants I consume? Yeah. And that doesn’t even count the chocolate and wine.

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Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuits

Yield: serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

3 cups blueberries
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
vanilla ice cream for serving

cheddar biscuit topping
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
7-8 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, toss the blueberries with the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon and add them to a 6 or 8-inch oven-safe skillet.

In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the butter and mix with a fork, pastry blender or your fingers until the butter is in crumbs and pieces. Add in the grated cheese, then stir in the milk and vanilla extract until a dough has come together but is just combined. Spoon the dough on top of the blueberries.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is set and the blueberries are juicy and bursting. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.

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I also have a fascination with putting things on plates that are too small. How many of you are going crazy at that mess?

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83 Responses to “Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.”

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    Tricia — August 14, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Yum! Sounds unique and delicious! Do you have a recommendation for your favorite oven-safe skillet? And where to buy it? (Online maybe?) I need one!

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

      a cast iron skillet is great – you can find them anywhere these days – target/macys/kohls/bed,bath,beyond/ end – some people say that using a cast iron skillet transfers a metallic taste to fruit but i have never had this issue!

      many other skillets (like calphalon) are over-safe to a certain degree, you just have to check their instructions. i am not a pots + pans snob and have tons of cheap stuff that i love. i do have a few good skillets + pots (all clad, le creuset) and love them too.

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      • Tricia — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

        Fantastic! Love it, and all of your great ideas. I’ll let ya know which one I go with. Also, congrats on your book! I can’t wait to buy it!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — August 14, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    Oh that biscuit topping has my heart go pitter-patter! Actually, this whole dessert does!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 14, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    I have to admit, I’ve never been a big cheese person but this looks really good! I remember moving back to Canada when I was 18 and learning that it was typical for people to eat apple pie with sharp cheddar. it still baffles me that those two foods are supposed to taste good when paired together, but I know there are many more strange combinations!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 14, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    What an awesome idea for this crust!!! Love my cobblers!!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 14, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    I love fruit and cheese together too! This looks amazing!

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    Tieghan — August 14, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Fruit and cheese is the best thing ever!! I only just discovered it this summer, but I cannot not get enough. I am not normally a fruit cobbler person unless it is banana and covered with chocolate, but I would totally eat this for like breakfast, lunch and dinner and then continue to have dessert since I can’t really wrap my head around the whole fruit as dessert thing. I know, I am so weird.

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    Jenna — August 14, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    This looks absolutely wonderful! The combo of blueberry and cheddar – yum!!!

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    Noelle (@singerinkitchen) — August 14, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Dang girl! This looks tasty!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 14, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    In love with this! All those blueberries are SO gorgeous!

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    Katherines Corner — August 14, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Let me grab a glass of milk ,I’ll be right over, giggle. Yum! I hope you will share this at my hop tomorrow xo

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    Bill — August 14, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    That may be the best looking cobbler I’ve ever seen. I’m sure it’s delicious! Beautiful photos, too!

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    Melissa — August 14, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    Oh, yum! This looks excellent and definitely does well in combining sweet and savory!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — August 14, 2013 @ 8:38 am

    I love sweet and savory. But I need that cheddar crust right this second.

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    Christina Gathright — August 14, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Love everything about this! Cheese and berries are a beautiful marriage :)

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    betty — August 14, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    hahaha I was like dang! that’s some messy dessert there! but then I started drooling at work and forgot about the mess and how I wanted this in my face right now.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 14, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    The ABUNDANCE of berries, the skillet action, the sweet/savory, and anything with cheesy biscuits, the unique flavors, there are soooo many things about this I love. Pinned!

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    Katie — August 14, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I just had a strawberry + grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast. Fruit and cheese for life.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — August 14, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    What a fantastic idea! Love cheese in the topping. Looks great!

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    annie — August 14, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    This looks amazing!!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — August 14, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    listen, this looks absolutely amaaazing!! But a certain someone (my finace) hates fruit (yes i’ve reconsidered marrying him) and would so not be down with this dish.

    SO… I’m just going to make the cheddar biscuit part, throw in some pancetta, and call it a day. Deal? Deal. :)

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Can not wait for your cook book. that white cheddar and apple combo is one of my faves, especially when it is cheesy melt. Gorgeous skillet bake, even good enough for breakfast!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 14, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    HA! Before I read the last sentence, I was like ‘holy lord, that plate is LOADED!”, but more in an amazing way, rather than an OCD-clean it up now! way :)

    Totally fascinated by all of this.

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    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots — August 14, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    mmm savory and sweet!!! and I love blueberries!

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    ginger-peachy — August 14, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    i swear i am SMELLING blueberries!!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves — August 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Oh my goodness I love fruit and cheese together. And this is like your average fruit and cheese dessert on crack. It looks so unique and delicious!

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    Juliana — August 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Great minds think alike! I posted a recipe yesterday for bourbon peach pie with a BLUEBERRY infused crust. One of my favorite desserts is peach-blueberry cobbler, so I just had to do a play off it. Anyway, I love your recipes and especially your creativity. This recipe sounds yummy and I can’t wait to make it (I’m a lover of cheese + fruit as well). If you like, here’s a link to my blog with my blueberry crust…

    http://www.piecelovecooking.com/2013/08/bourbon-peach-tart-with-perfectly.html

    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Juliana from Piece, Love, & Cooking

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      oh wow! that is SO cool!

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    Angel — August 14, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    I just got back from 4 days in Maine where I literally ate lobstuh and blueberry pie EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Withdrawal has been horrible.

    Thank you for this.

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    Danita — August 14, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Looks Amazing! Thanks for posting
    http;//OTasteAndSeeBlog.com

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    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — August 14, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Say what?!? This is amazing. You totally inspire me to be more creative in the kitchen. Just when I think I have a cool idea you swoop in with some blueberry cobbler and cheddar biscuits. Insane.

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    Ashley — August 14, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    This looks divine!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — August 14, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Cheddar and blueberries does seem like a weird combo, but I trust you!! I’ve made lots of your stuff (although not that blueberry-cheddar dip) and you’ve never steered me wrong before!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Oh. . . .oh I just can’t . . . you have to feed m . . . I’m dead.

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    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — August 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    So this is love? Seriously, this cobbler looks amazing. I’ve never had cheese and blueberries together- but I totally trust you.

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    David @ From Ballparks to BBQ — August 14, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    This is now on my food wishlist. It looks incredible.

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — August 14, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I LOVE sweet and savory combos and fruit and cheese is the best! This looks so good.

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — August 14, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    This looks so good with all of that blueberry goodness! Never had cheddar in my cobbler crust — I’ll bet it’s good!

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) — August 14, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    This is now my 800th reminder that I need to invest in a cast iron skillet!

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

      oh yes you do!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 14, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    I love eating fruit and cheese trays but for some reason rarely combine the two in cooking and baking. This sounds great!

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    Kylie @ immaeatthat — August 14, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I mean…you’re pretty much the healthiest person I know with all those antioxidants:)

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

      right?

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — August 14, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    You totally sold me on the whole fruit and cheese thing a long time ago!

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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — August 14, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    This looks amazing, and I FULLY support the fruit & cheese combo. I still remember that cheddar and blueberry dip you posted last year – it looked amazing!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — August 14, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! Fruit and cheese does belong together, doesn’t it?
    Anything involving gorgeous vanilla ice cream melting into a pool of juicy warm blueberries is like… heaven. end of story.
    Pinning! :)

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien — August 14, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I looooove fruit and cheese. I mean my favorite appetizer ever has to be the roll of brie wrapped in croissant dough paired with blubbery jam. The combo of blueberries with crunchy cheddar biscuity goodness sounds downright AMAZEEEE.

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

      whaaaaat. i need that.

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — August 14, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    I love it!! I recently had this raspberry jalapeno jam, and I went all crazy with it. My favorite was making omelets and then spreading that jam on top and then sprinkling it with blue cheese or sharp white cheddar and then drizzling with honey. Mind blown.

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    • Jessica — August 14th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

      omg that sounds amazing.

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    Heather — August 14, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    This looks amazing! I would have never thought to make a cheddar crust. And apple and white cheddar??? YUM Pinning now.

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — August 14, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    This looks amazing! I would never think of pairing cheese with fruit. I just discovered using a skillet to make cobbler the other day and it is amazing…thanks for another recipe to try!!

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    Kelly Jo — August 14, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    Totally loving cobbler right now and cheese makes everything happy, including dessert. And why such small plates?! My OCD clean freak self can’t handle that. I’m telling myself you immediately transferred that to a bowl. Please tell me you put it in a bowl…

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    Erika — August 14, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    I grew up with cheese and banana toasties and think you should just ignore the naysayers and go for it.

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    Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare — August 14, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    I usually opt for raspberry than blueberry in desserts, but the cheddar biscuit really piqued my interest. This looks awesome. What a creative idea!

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    Bibi Khan — August 14, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    I always liked apples and cheese, now it’s time to try blueberry and cheese

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